At the intersection: Role Theory and the schizophrenia spectrum | Intellect Skip to content
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Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2054-7668
  • E-ISSN: 2054-7676

Abstract

Clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses are often subject to biased definitions of health and wellness in western psychiatry. Therefore, the playspace becomes a site of potential for the client and the therapist to engage in a collaborative process of understanding and responsiveness. The following commentary outlines an individual drama therapy process that uses a flexible version of the role profile assessment; this intervention supports a client’s nuanced self-exploration. It also provides a shared language for the drama therapist to better understand their client’s inner reality in contrast to the repetitive, reductive narrative of the chronically mentally ill patient.

Resumen

Los clientes con enfermedades mentales graves y persistentes a menudo están sujetos a definiciones sesgadas de salud y bienestar en la psiquiatría occidental. Por lo tanto, el espacio de juego se convierte en un sitio potencial para que tanto clientes como terapeutas participen en un proceso colaborativo de comprensión y capacidad de respuesta. El siguiente artículo describe un proceso de dramaterapia individual que utilizó una versión flexible de la evaluación de clasificación de roles; esta intervención apoyó la autoexploración matizada de un cliente. También proporcionó un lenguaje compartido para que el dramaterapeuta comprendiera mejor la realidad interna de su cliente en contraste con la narrativa repetitiva y reduccionista del paciente con enfermedad mental crónica.

Résumé

Les clients atteints de maladies mentales graves et persistantes sont souvent soumis à des définitions biaisées de la santé et du bien-être dans la psychiatrie occidentale. Par conséquent, l’espace de jeu devient un site potentiel permettant au client et au thérapeute de s’engager dans un processus collaboratif de compréhension et de réactivité. L’article suivant décrit un processus individuel de drama thérapie qui a utilisé une version flexible de l’évaluation du choix des rôles; cette intervention a soutenu l’auto-exploration nuancée d’un client. Cela a également fourni un langage commun avec le drama thérapeute pour qu’il comprenne mieux la réalité intérieure de son client – langage qui contraste avec le récit répétitif et réducteur du patient atteint de maladie mentale chronique.

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