A multifaceted approach to psychodrama in a day treatment center.
Staff at the day treatment center at Norristown (Pa.) State Hospital have found several ways of using psychodrama to facilitate information gathering, diagnostic decision-making, and treatment planning and implementation. They use behavioral techniques such as role rehearsal and modeling. In addition they use techniques such as the mirror image, in vivo dramas, and slight deception to facilitate catharsis. These approaches, which broaden the applicability of psychodrama, are illustrated by case examples.