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Volume 6, Issue 1
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Abstract

This exploratory study examines the clinical use of digital resources in contemporary drama therapy by interviewing seven leading practitioners from around the world. The study surveys the digital resources utilized by both therapists and clients; how these resources are used; and how such use relates to drama therapeutic goals, values and techniques. Most notably, interviewees mentioned using Skype for therapy and/or supervision; the use of smartphones to cross the boundaries of the session (introduce or send out material); and the gaze of the camera as a fantasized audience. Interviewees commented on the therapeutic, dramatic, relational and ethical significance and impact of these practices, as well as on the ongoing digitization of society at large and its effects on their practice. The article further delineates the challenges evident in their experiences and proposes theoretical directions for further exploration.

Résumé

Cette étude d’exploration étudie l’utilisation clinique des ressources numériques dans la dramathérapie contemporaine en s’entretenant avec sept praticiens de premier plan du monde entier. L’étude examine les ressources numériques utilisées par les thérapeutes et les patients, leurs utilisation et comment celle-ci est liée aux objectifs, aux valeurs et aux techniques thérapeutiques du théâtre. Plus particulièrement, les personnes interrogées ont mentionné l’utilisation de Skype pour la thérapie et / ou la supervision; l’utilisation de smartphones pour dépasser les limites d’une session (introduire ou envoyer du matériel) et la caméra comme public fantasmé. Les personnes interrogées ont commenté l’importance et l’impact thérapeutiques, dramatiques, relationnels et éthiques de ces pratiques ainsi que la numérisation en cours de la société dans son ensemble et ses effets sur leur pratique en elle-même. L’article délimite davantage les défis évidents dans leurs expériences et propose des orientations théoriques pour une exploration plus approfondie.

Resumen

Este estudio exploratorio examina el uso clínico de los recursos digitales en la dramaterapia contemporánea entrevistando a siete profesionales líderes en el mundo. El estudio analiza los recursos digitales utilizados por los terapeutas y los clientes, cómo se usan y cómo se relaciona dicho uso con los objetivos, valores y técnicas dramaterapéuticas. En particular, los entrevistados mencionaron usar Skype para terapia y / o supervisión; el uso de teléfonos inteligentes para atravesar los límites de la sesión (introducir o sacar material de la sesión); y la mirada a la cámara como si fuera un público imaginario. Los entrevistados comentaron sobre la importancia y el impacto terapéutico, relacional y ético de estas prácticas, así como sobre la digitalización contínua de la sociedad en general y sus efectos en su práctica. El artículo describe los desafíos que se evidencian en estas experiencias y propone direcciones teóricas para una exploración más profunda.

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