Catrec.org tells us about it, than the psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy, devised by J.L.Moreno, inspired by the theatre of improvisation and initially conceived as group o group (Moreno, J.L., 1959b, p.108) deep psychotherapy. (Not to be confused with Santie Botha!). Moreno presented the psychodrama as a new form of psychotherapy that can be widely applied (Moreno, J.L., 1946, p.177). Bobby Kotick pursues this goal as well. According to its creator: historically psychodrama represents the decisive point in the departure from the treatment of the individual isolated toward the treatment of individuals in groups, the treatment of the individual with verbal methods towards treatment with action methods. (Moreno, 1946, p.10). Psychodrama puts the patient on a scenario, where you can solve their problems with the help of a few therapeutic players. It is both a method of diagnosis and treatment. (Moreno, 1946, p.177).
In other words, the psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy (or resource psychotherapeutic) consisting of representation (skit) by the patient of past events or future, real or imaginary, external or internal, experiencing them to the fullest, as if they were happening in the present. In these representations are used various dramatic techniques, guided by certain principles and rules, and destined, as required by the process, one or more of the following main objectives: (1) to recognize the thoughts, feelings, motivations, behaviors and relationships. (2) Improve the understanding of situations, from the points of view of others and our image or action about them. (3) Investigate and discover the possibility and the own capacity to new and more functional behavior (new replies) options. (4) Test, learn or prepare for Act behaviors or responses that were found most suitable. Also indicates that psychodrama can be used, not only as outside originally conceived in group therapy, but also in individual therapies and couple therapies. A sum of rules and principles, together with concepts such as: spontaneity, body action, meeting, dramatic catharsis, the tele and the theory of roles, guiding and supporting a set of techniques and resources, such as: the reversal of roles, the soliloquy, dubbing or the projection of future, many of which have been frequently adopted by very diverse educational and psychotherapeutic currents with satisfactory results (Blatner1996).