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Almost everything there is to know about compassion in a multimedia eBook!
What is the difference between empathy and compassion? Is it possible to train compassion? Can it be measured? How useful is compassion training in schools, clinical settings, and end-of-life care? Can the brain be transformed through mental training?
The free eBook: Compassion. Bridging Practice and Science by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz describes existing secular compassion training programs and empirical research as well as the experiences of practitioners. The state-of-the-art layout of the eBook includes video clips and a selection of original sound collages by Nathalie Singer, and artistic images by Olafur Eliasson.
In addition, the film Raising Compassion by Tania Singer and Olafur Eliasson brings together workshop participants in a remarkable exchange between science, art, and contemplative practice.
Click button below to download an article on using psychodrama and sociometry to spur educational retention, engage diverse groups, and make education a part of community development. This article is to be published in a European journal in the near term future, but you saw it here first.
Click on button below to download Marlo Archer and Adena Banks Lees’ column on adapting their workshop to a disabled member on the fly.
Click button to download Heidi’s blog on parallel processing via metaphor on trauma.
I have a dream I want to tell you about.
I have a dream that we participate in a journal that prints several issues a year, is listed in online databases and kept in libraries, that includes clinical cases, qualitative studies, evidence based practices, and papers from other expressive arts therapies and disciplines as well as other social sciences.
I have a dream that students and laymen who want to learn more about Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy can find information from this journal, and that other therapists can learn about what we do well. In this dream, the accomplishments and capabilities of Psychodrama are made broadly known by the journal to those who are not members of ASGPP as well as our members.
I have a dream that we generate substantive outcomes research in our method, and read and take account of what other therapists and behavior researchers are learning as they go along. My dream includes trial and error learning, progress by forming hypotheses and designing ways to test them, gathering results and drawing conclusions. It may well include throwing out ill founded ideas.
I have a dream that those who submit articles to this journal get speedy, competent, courteous help from editors who are trained to be both creative and respectful. In my dream, the editors get recognition for their hard work, earn CEUs for their service, and report regularly and factually on how they are doing to the Executive Council of ASGPP.
My dream includes the spreading of respect for our method by giving it a wider-read, more accessible, fuller professional journal that is of interest to others who are not members of ASGPP. Anyone share my dream with me?
Erica Hollander, PhD, JD, VP of ASGPP
There is a lovely TED.com talk called Poetry that frees the Soul that seems to me to have a lot in common with psychodrama. It is done by Cristina Domenech based on her work in an Argentine prison. I encourage you to look at it. It lasts 12 minutes and is subtitled. The link is go.TED.Com/JS5.
www.banglatele.com has an inspiring list of offerings — ways to use psychodrama and related methods to treat communities
Check out this pdf on a way to provide support for psychodrama efficacy by clicking download button. This is scheme for research at multiple sites developed by Professor Rory Remer of U of Kentucky.
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There is a nice article that summarizes studies of the effectiveness of therapies available full text online in Google Scholar via researchgate.net under the above title. Also in Psychotherapy 48, pp. 98-102.