"Sociometry with its subdivisions--group psychotherapy and psychodrama--were J. L. Moreno's response to social ills. For a while, social scientists listened to his voice, then he was absorbed and submerged by the culture. I believe he will be rediscovered. May this book be one of the means by which this rediscovery is achieved." --from the Foreword by Zerka T. Moreno J. L. Moreno was the founder of sociodrama and sociometry, but is best known for the impact he had on group psychotherapy, out of which he created a new form, psychodrama. Psychodrama is now one of the most important and popular of the "creative" therapies, practiced throughout the world. Moreno was a psychiatrist, dramatist, theologian, inventor, and educator who made significant contributions in all of these areas and influenced the theory and practice of social science and group psychotherapy. This book draws together and clarifies the most important of the theoretical concepts and practical applications of Moreno's work, analyzing the criticism that both his ideas and psychodrama have attracted. Providing a fascinating and readable introduction to the life, work, and ideas of J. L. Moreno--including the concepts and principles of psychodrama--this book is essential reading for counselors, psychotherapists, and students interested in drama therapy and psychodrama.
The Life of J L Moreno
Major Contributions to Theory
Major Contributions to Practice
Criticism and Rebuttals
The Overall Influence of J L Moreno