Faculty of Nursing held an event of the workshop titled “Applications of Psychodrama in Health Care Services” on June 6-7, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5 pm. by the special guest (Dr. Dorcas E. McLaughlin, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing) from Department of Nursing, Webster University St. Louis, MO, USA. As a nurse educator and psychotherapist, Dr. McLaughlin integrates sociometry, psychodrama, neuroscience research and mindfulness practices in her work with professionals, students and patients. She is an active member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and previously served as a director of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Therapy in Washington, D.C. She provides psychodrama training workshops and personal growth groups regionally, nationally and internationally.
Psychodrama is a powerful method of maximizing one’s creative potential to effectively confront life’s challenges and opportunities. The participants in psychodrama re-enact thoughts, feelings, interpersonal relationships or dreams via scenes of one’s life (past, present or future). In the process of re-enacting, participants gain action insight, increased creativity and spontaneity which help them to move beyond the impasse towards personal integration and interpersonal harmony.