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Jacob Levy Moreno’s Psychodrama As a Work Technique For Treating Patients in Group and Individual Psychotherapy


Introduction. The basic purpose of this article is to present Jacob Levy Moreno’s psychodrama method as the psychotherapeutic technique useful in work with patients during individual and group psychotherapy.

Material and Method: The author presents the analysis of case studies of patients treated in individual and group psychotherapy. He instances the examples of psychodramatic work on the stage as well as monodramatic and reports their importance in the process of patient psychotherapy. He discusses the effects of these act ivities in the context of changes in the emotional and interpersonal functioning of patients.

Results: The given examples of monodrama and psychodramatic works illustrate the mechanisms of the changes offered by the method, e.g. insight, abreaction, acceptance of internal impulses, confrontation with the feelings of other people, training of alternative behaviors. In the article one can follow each subsequent step of analyzing intrapsychic conflicts of patients, which, thanks to the play on the stage, can be named and experienced by them.

Conclusions: Psychodrama, used in the psychotherapeutic work of the group and in individual work with the patient (in the form of a monodrama), gives great opportunities to broaden the insight of the patient into very complicated internal mechanisms of conflicts and deficits. Psychotherapist - leader encourages patients to be creative and to spontaneous development of their blocked personality elements. The specificity of psychodrama is a relatively quick resolution of many years of ongoing conflict and permanent reparation of traumatic experiences, even from early childhood.

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Project Inner Brick - Colorful Plastic Bricks in Psychotherapy - An Introduction to Methodology

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Positive Interventions in the Therapy of Schizophrenia Patients

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About the Ability to Be in Two Places at Once
A Multiple-Field-Approach to the Understanding of Human Experience

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The Present Moment and Giving Oneself as a Gift

-based cognitive therapy for depression. A new approach to preventing relapse . The Guilford Press, New York – London. Stern, D. (2004). The Present Moment in psychotherapy and everyday life . W W Norton & Co Inc. Editor. USA. Wilson, K.G., Murrell, A.R. (2004). Values Work in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Setting a Course for Behavioral Treatment. In: S. C. Hayes, V. M. Follette, M. M. Linehan (Eds.) Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive-Behavioral Tradition . New York: Guilford Press.

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Kleptomania in a 15-year-old boy with ADHD – a case report


Aim: The aim of the study was 1) to report the case of a 15-year-old boy who developed kleptomania symptoms during methylphenidate treatment and 2) to review the available therapeutic options for kleptomania based on a literature search of Medline and Google Scholar databases (2000–2018).

Case report: For the past seven years a 15-year-old boy had participated in counselling at a psychological counselling centre because of school problems and upbringing difficulties, and had a five-year history of psychiatric treatment for ADHD. He was admitted to the Department of Psychiatry because of recurrent stealing episodes that occurred during methylphenidate treatment. During the hospitalization, the patient did not observe the therapeutic contract – he stole items from other patients. Pharmacotheraputic and psychotherapeutic treatment resulted in a partial improvement in impulsive behaviour. At discharge, he spoke critically of his previous conduct and expressed readiness to continue treatment in an outpatient setting.


  1. Kleptomania has a very negative impact on a patient's overall well-being.
  2. In the reported case, kleptomania developed during methylphenidate treatment.
  3. Kleptomania should always be taken into account as a possible cause of stealing during a psychiatric examination, to avoid stigmatization of patients as criminals.
  4. Pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy focused on the development of strategies, which can help the patient to control the urge to steal, are important components of kleptomania treatment.

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Neurobiology of Psychotherpeutic Relationship-New Perspectives

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8. Therapeutic and Educational Potential of Combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Art – Qualitative Analysis of a Case Study

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Characteristics of Patients Treated Psychoterapeutically in the Outpatient Clinical Setting

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Why insight in psychotherapy does not always lead to behaviour change?

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