Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods
Beyond the Silence and the Fury
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Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, LISW-S, TEP, is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She has worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction since 1989. She is the co-author of Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work, also published by JKP. Her training and psychotherapy practice is based in Racine, Wisconsin. Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, CET III, is also a board-certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy, as well as a certified trainer and team leader in The Therapeutic Spiral Model of Psychodrama and a certified health education specialist. She has worked with people with eating disorders and body image issues since 1990. She is an American Council on Exercise Gold Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Gold Certified Health Coach, an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Yoga Instructor, as well as a certified Reiki Master practitioner. She lives in Grasonville, Maryland.
Psychodrama and other action methods are especially helpful in the treatment of the classic eating disorders as well as dieting struggles, body dissatisfaction and associated issues of fear, sadness, silence and shame. This book provides clinicians with sound theoretical information, practical treatment guidelines and a wealth of clinically-tested action structures and interventions. The authors describe how they have introduced action methods to work with a diverse range of clients, and suggest ways in which psychodrama practitioners, experiential therapists and others may integrate these methods into their practice. Offering fresh ideas for tailoring psychodramatic standards such as The Living Newspaper, Magic Shop and the Social Atom to eating disorder issues, they provide extensive examples of psychodrama interventions - classic and specially adapted for eating disorders - for both the experienced practitioner and those new to experiential therapies. They also explain how psychodrama can be used in combination with other expressive, holistic and complementary approaches, including family constellations, music, art, imagery, ritual, Five Element Acupuncture, yoga, Reiki and other energy work. This pioneering book is essential reading for practitioners and students of psychodrama, drama therapy, experiential psychotherapy, cognitive and expressive arts therapies and mental health professionals, as well as professionals interested in complementary health modalities.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
; January 2013
272 pages; ISBN 9780857007285Read online
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Title: Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods
Author: Karen Carnabucci; Linda Ciotola
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This work represents a synthesis of...tremendous knowledge and skill acquired over years of working with people with eating disorders...I highly encourage everyone to take advantage of the wisdom, creative ideas, and concrete techniques included. Linda and Karen bring a wealth of talent - in psychodrama, yoga, bodywork, holistic health, spirituality, nutrition, Constellation work, and many other areas - to their collaboration. The book is clearly written , well-organized, and contains many ideas and techniques readers can readily apply to their practice settings.