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Essays in Drama Therapy

Essays in Drama Therapy

The Double Life

Robert J Landy

Quick Overview

Robert Landy has assembled a collection of essays which encompasses his experience as a dramatherapist. The concept of 'double life' can be seen to be a central theme running through the work - encapsulating the dramatherapist's need to balance the issues of theory, practice and personal growth.The range of essays includes both theory and practice.
1996, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.10in / 233mm x 155mm, 274pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-322-4

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Description

Robert Landy has assembled a collection of essays which encompasses his experience as a dramatherapist. The concept of 'double life' can be seen to be a central theme running through the work - encapsulating the dramatherapist's need to balance the issues of theory, practice and personal growth.

The range of essays includes both theory and practice. Landy tackles issues of training and research, examines concepts - such as that of role - in dramatherapy and presents case studies, such as the ambitious 'The Double Life - A Case of Bipolar Disorder'. Uniting entirely new material with some of Landy's most respected work, this collection will be of enduring importance to dramatherapists, teachers and students of dramatherapy, and all those with an interest in creative arts expression.

Reviews

'It is perhaps the candour with which Landy offers us the autobiographical thread that awakens the reader's empathy in sharing a richly creative career and the personal pains of travel. The essays constitute a moving account of how he kept on course and confirm his established stature in the role of helmsman for his clients, his students and himself.'
- Research in Drama Education

'Robert Landy is an acknowledged leader in the field of drama therapy. This book confirms him as a key figure in defining that field through sharp theoretical exposition and honest reporting of illuminative practice'
- from the Foreword

'...a joy to read... very accessible to students and seasoned drama therapists alike. He writes with a "fighting edge" which makes this book one of the most exciting and stimulating that I have read. Any drama therapist or Creative arts therapist who seriously considers that training, methodology, personal experience and development of the profession goes hand in hand, would do well to immerse themselves in Landy's illuminating collection of essays.'
- Janice Clarke, Senior Creative Arts Therapist

'Uniting entirely new material with some of Landy's most respected work, this collection will be of enduring importance to dramatherapists and all those with an interest in creative arts expression.'
- Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

'His [the author's] style is direct and engaging as he discourses on his concerns.'
- British Journal of Psychotherapy

'...a fascinating and often intimate account. Landy is honest and direct, continually posing questions, and not afraid to expose his own mistakes. He is thus a very good teacher.'
- New Theatre Quarterly

Authors

By (author): Robert J Landy