An exploration of boundary issues between teachers and students of psychodrama and drama therapy
This article discusses the widely announced, but seldom clarified, difference between teaching and doing therapy. If the student is learning to do drama therapy or psychodrama by practicing these techniques, for example, can the teacher be accused of doing therapy? If the student makes changes in her life because of her work in the classroom, has she been therapized?
When I wrote this article, the discussion was just beginning. If I were writing it now, I might make a more declarative statement about my view that every activity that produces growth or change can be considered therapeutic. In the present climate, the word ‘therapeutic” is largely acceptable, but therapy is not. I believe that the argument centers around issues of boundaries and safety, both of which I believe need to be continuously renegotiated rather than legislated by semantics.
This article will look at therapeutic changes as they occur in classroom.
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