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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2054-7668
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Abstract

More than two years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, online drama therapy seems to be viewed both by therapists and clients in an extreme way: either as a means of salvation in the limitations of distance and quarantine restrictions or as a discount to in-person therapy. In this conceptual article, the author explores the ways in which online drama therapy utilizes aesthetic distance and dramatic reality. The author theorizes how these concepts translate into an online space without breaking the relationship between therapist and client/group that is already being hindered by the literal distance, the lack of body involvement and the mediation of technology and the screen. Through discussion of the existing literature on aesthetic distance and fantastic/dramatic reality, the author examines these concepts through the lens of the online setting, providing some thoughts that might be of use when planning an online session.

Resumen

Más de dos años después del inicio de la pandemia de COVID-19, la dramaterapia en línea parece ser vista tanto por terapeutas como por clientes de forma extrema: ya sea como un medio de salvación en las limitaciones de distancia y restricciones de cuarentena, o como un descuento para la terapia presencial. En este artículo conceptual, el autor explora las formas en que la dramaterapia en línea utiliza la distancia estética y la realidad dramática. El autor teoriza cómo estos conceptos se traducen en un espacio de conexión en línea sin romper la relación terapeuta-cliente/grupo que ya está siendo obstaculizada por la distancia literal, la falta de involucramiento del cuerpo y la mediación de la tecnología y la pantalla. A través de la discusión de la literatura existente sobre la distancia estética y la realidad fantástica/dramática, el autor examina estos conceptos a través de la lente de la conexión a distancia, brindando algunos pensamientos que podrían ser útiles al planificar una sesión en línea.

Résumé

Plus de deux ans après le début de la pandémie de COVID-19, la drama thérapie en ligne semble être perçue à la fois par les thérapeutes et les clients de manière extrême: soit comme un moyen de salut dans les limites de la distance et des restrictions de quarantaine, soit comme une remise à la thérapie en personne. Dans cet article conceptuel, l’auteur explore les façons dont la drama thérapie en ligne utilise la distance esthétique et la réalité dramatique. L’auteur théorise comment ces concepts se traduisent dans un espace virtuel sans rompre la relation entre le thérapeute et le client/groupe qui est déjà entravée par la distance littérale, le manque d’engagement du corps et la médiation de la technologie et de l’écran. À travers une discussion de la littérature existante sur la distance esthétique et la réalité fantastique/dramatique, l’auteur examine ces concepts à travers la perspective du contexte virtuel, en fournissant quelques réflexions qui pourraient être utiles lors de la planification d’une session en ligne.

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