Practitioner research in psychodrama: Strengthening the researcher’s role

TitlePractitioner research in psychodrama: Strengthening the researcher’s role
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKrall H
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published12/2012
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordscounselling/psychotherapy, practice research network, practitioner research, psychodrama research

Psychodrama research needs practitioners of psychodrama who are
interested in sharing their practices and engage as research practitioners in a
collaborative research network. The research identities of practitioners –
psychodrama trainers, therapists and trainees - are investigated in an ongoing
study. Preliminary results suggest that interest in research, research competence
and the level of information in research can be seen as differentiating factors.
According to the self-report of trainers, trainees and psychodrama therapists, four
different research identities can be found: these identities will be described. In the
presentation we will suggest, that the results of this study can be a good starting
point in reflecting on the status of research in psychodrama. We propose that
during psychodrama training, research should receive more attention in the future.