Protagonists through drama

TitleProtagonists through drama
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPellegrino P, Russo T
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published12/2012
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsbuilding resilience, domestic violence, empower, psychodrama

The following article deals with an innovative intervention of
“empowering psychodrama” specifically addressed to women that have been
victims of violence or are still living in situations of domestic violence. In
particular, some features of this intervention, named Building Resilience, seem to
be well-suited to making the women aware of their personal and social resources;
so, they can revise their past experiences and are helped to actively and positively
reorganize their own life. Some of these features are: the group dimension, the
possibility of experiencing new points of view, the analogical and symbolic
dimension that help the “practice of spontaneity”, the setting within the framework
of a women association, the net working, some parallel individual psychological
sessions, the presence of two psychologists.