Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
The text provides an inspiring essay on the possible use of sociodrama as a means for ameliorating collective drama and for reconciliation. It is a rich and committed book, conveying the deeply felt responsibility of the author to confront prejudices, inhumanity and ideologies promoting violations of human rights and human dignity.
The Bulletin of the British Psychodrama Association
Kellerman argues that collective trauma has been insufficiently considered. He suggests practical ways of facilitating the rehabilitation of survivors of collective trauma and develops methods understanding the past and preparing for the future. He provides a wealth of case studies based on 30 years' experience of treating survivors of war trauma and other forms of disaster.
The central "meat" of the book explains the differences between sociodrama and psychodrama and the different potential applications of the former. This book should interest any therapist working or training to work with refugees, asylum seekers or casualties of violence and abuse.
Sociodrama has an important role to play in bringing creativity and spontaneity back to all the citizens of our much threatened globe.
This is a very compassionate text about human suffering.