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Exploring distancing and communication in drama therapy : a case study of a mother-daughter dyad

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Exploring distancing and communication in drama therapy : a case study of a mother-daughter dyad

Leotta, Louise (2008) Exploring distancing and communication in drama therapy : a case study of a mother-daughter dyad. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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This qualitative case study investigates how the manipulation of distancing as a basis for the choice of action-oriented drama therapy interventions used in a clinical setting can help facilitate communication between a mother and her at-risk adolescent daughter. The therapy incorporates two phases where the mother and daughter work individually, before reconnecting for dyadic therapy. R. Landy's (1983) concept of distancing is manipulated to give the mother and daughter opportunities to experience communication at a level of aesthetic distance so as to promote change in communications both inside and outside of their therapy. Y. Silverman's (2004) Story Within Process is one of the drama therapy approaches utilized, the clients explore the metaphors in their stories at a safe distance and eventually connect the challenges in their stories with personal issues and communication problems. Strength-based and resiliency approaches are embedded in the principles and philosophies of drama therapy and are used to empower strength and foster resiliency in the dyad. The developmental stages of adolescence and motherhood are explored with a particular focus on separation anxiety, relationships, identity, self-concept, and communication. The adolescent's at-risk behaviours of self-harm, depression, suicidal ideation, and post traumatic stress are specifically addressed. Changes in mother-daughter communications and at-risk behaviours are highlighted.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Leotta, Louise
Pagination:vi, 164 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Silverman, Yehudit
ID Code:975680
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:12
Last Modified:15 Feb 2019 21:42
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