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Reclaiming ourselves : the use of drama therapy to re-conceptualize identity in women survivors of domestic violence

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Reclaiming ourselves : the use of drama therapy to re-conceptualize identity in women survivors of domestic violence

Frisina, Chlöe (2010) Reclaiming ourselves : the use of drama therapy to re-conceptualize identity in women survivors of domestic violence. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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This paper explains the use of drama therapy with women survivors of domestic violence. Background information from current literature addresses the various forms of violence, the vicarious cycle of violence and its effects. Victimization, trauma theory and social influences are also explored to understand the many emotional responses women endure from domestic violence. There is a focus on the use of personal storytelling in drama therapy to re-conceptualize identity, an identified essential attribute in the process of positive change. Case study vignettes from a drama therapy group held at a Montreal crisis shelter are used to illustrate how drama therapy enabled women the opportunity to make meaning of identified feelings, arid claim ownership over thoughts and values. Through the combination of theory and practice this research provides an understanding of women survivors' identities and the specific life experiences they bear, as well as how drama therapy can help re-conceptualize identity.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Frisina, Chlöe
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:v, 37 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Butler, Jason
ID Code:979202
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 17:55
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:48
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