Adolescence and analytical psychodrama: textual analysis and short-term effects on psychiatric symptoms

Journal title GRUPPI
Author/s Michela Gatta, Federica Zanelli, Lara Del Col, Linda Fornaro, Maria Cristina Gatto Rotondo, Pier Antonio Battistella
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2015/2 Language Italian
Pages 23 P. 61-83 File size 309 KB
DOI 10.3280/GRU2015-002006
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

This contribution aims to carry out a qualitative and quantitative analysis of an analytic limited time psychodrama project with a homogeneous group of adolescents with neuropsychiatric disorders. The methodology involved a text analysis of the transcriptions of the session using the ATLAS.ti software and, at the same time, the statistical analysis of the scores of the SCL-90 test compared with those obtained from a homogeneous control group subjected to a brief individual psychodynamic orientation therapy. The objectives were the creation and subsequent validation of a grid of codes that could work as a grid of qualitative analysis, potentially useful for similar interventions, and the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy through several dimensions: starting from the considerations of process focused on the content and intra-session transactions in a micro-analytic level, to the verification of clinical indicators of outcome related to any change in symptoms.

Keywords: Adolescence, psychopathology, therapy group, analytical psychodrama, textual analysis, therapeutic efficacy

  1. Caso D.S., Finkelberg S.L. (1999). Psychoeducational drama: An Improvisational Approach to Outreach. Journal of College Student Development, 40: 89-91.
  2. Chambon J., Kecskeméti S. (2006). Le psychodrame individuel chez les adolescents – Individual psychodrama in adolescence. L’évolution psychiatrique, 71: 299-309.
  3. DOI: 10.1016/j.evopsy.2006.03.008.
  4. Conti L., a cura di (2000). CGI Clinical Global Impression. Repertorio delle schede di valutazione in psichiatria. Firenze: SEE.
  5. Corbella S., a cura di (2003). Storie e luoghi del gruppo. Milano: Raffaello Cortina.
  6. De Vido E., a cura di (2005). “ATLAS.ti: Dispensa integrativa”. Testo non pubblicato.
  7. Derogatis L.R. (1994). Symptom Checklist-90-R: Administration, Scoring, and Procedures Manual (3rd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: National Computer Systems.
  8. Diamond-Raab L., Orrell-Valente J.K. (2002). Art Therapy, Psychodrama, and Verbal Therapy: an Integrative Model of Group Therapy in the Treatment of Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 11: 343-364.
  9. DOI: 10.1016/s1056-4993(01)00008-6
  10. Erikson E.H. (ed.), (1950). Childhood and Society. New York: Norton (trad. it: Infanzia e società. Roma: Armando, 1966).
  11. Fong J. (2006). Psychodrama as a Preventive Measure: Teenage Girls Confronting Violence. J. of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry, 59: 99-108.
  12. DOI: 10.3200/jgpp.59.3.99-108.
  13. Gatta M., Dal Zotto L., Del Col L., Spoto A., Testa C.P., Ceranto G., Sorgato R., Bonafede C., Battistella P. (2010). Analytical Psychodrama with Adolescent Suffering from Psycho-Behavioral Disorder: Short-Term Effects on Psychiatric Symptoms. The Art in Psychotherapy, 37: 240-47.
  14. DOI: 10.1016/j.aip.2010.04.010.
  15. Gatta M., Fornaro L., Del Col L., Zanelli F., Testa P.C., Bonafede C. (2014). Psicodramma analitico di gruppo con adolescenti: analisi testuale dei contenuti emersi. Gruppi, XV, 3: 111-130.
  16. Guilé J.M., Ducasse H., Aupetit J., Albert E. (2005). Elaboration des problematiques narcissiques par le psychodrame individuel en groupe d’adolescents. Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence, 53: 195-199.
  17. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurenf.2005.05.001.
  18. Havighurst R.J. (ed.) (1953). Human Development and Education. New York: Longmans Greene.
  19. Herman L. (1968). An Exploration of Psychodrama. Group Psychotherapy, 21: 211-213.
  20. Karatas Z. (2011). Investigating the Effects of Group Practice Performed Using Psychodrama Techniques on Adolescents’ Conflict Resolution Skills. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 11: 609-614.
  21. Karatas Z., Gokcakan Z. (2009). The Effect of Group-Based Psychodrama Therapy on Decreasing the Level of Aggression in Adolescent. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry, 20: 357-366.
  22. Kipper D.A., Giladi D. (1978). Effectiveness of Structured Psychodrama End Systematic Desensitization in Reducing Test Anxiety. Journal of counselling Psychology, 25: 499-505.
  23. DOI: 10.1037//0022-0167.25.6.499.
  24. Kruczek T., Zagelbaum A. (2004). Increasing Adolescent Awareness of at Risk Behaviors Via Psychoeducational Drama. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 31: 1-10.
  25. DOI: 10.1016/j.aip.2003.11.004.
  26. Lo Coco G., Prestano C., Lo Verso G. (2008). L’efficacia clinica delle psicoterapie di gruppo. Milano: Raffaello Cortina.
  27. Maggiolini A., Pietropolli Charmet G., a cura di (2004). Manuale di psicologia dell’adolescenza: compiti e conflitti. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  28. Malerba L. (2004). La valutazione del cambiamento nella psicoterapia psicoanalitica di gruppo con adolescenti. Interconoscenza, 3: 218-237.
  29. Newman G., Hall R.C. (1971). Acting Out: an Indication for Psychodrama. Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, 24: 87-96.
  30. Nicotra M.G. (2010). Trasformazioni del setting per la psicoterapia con gli adolescenti. In: Nicotra M.G. e D’Ambrosio G.M., a cura di, Conflitti e trasformazioni. Il lavoro clinico con gli adolescenti nelle Istituzioni e nei contesti di vita. Prevenzione, cura e soluzione dei conflitti. Confronto tra modelli clinici e integrazione tra metodologie. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  31. Phey Ling K., Lan T. (2012). Quit Now! A Psychoeducational Expressive Therapy Group Work Approach for At-Risk and Delinquent Adolescent Smokers in Singapore. Journal for Specialists Group Work, 37: 2-28.
  32. DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2011.606557.
  33. Pietropolli Charmet G., a cura di (2000). I nuovi adolescenti. Milano: Raffaello Cortina.
  34. Raven J., Raven J.C., Court J.H. (2003). Manual for Raven's Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales. Sect. 1: General Overview. San Antonio: Harcourt Assessment.
  35. Reis D., Quayle M., Brett T., Meux C. (2008). Dramatherapy for Mentally Disordered Offenders: Changes in Level of Anger. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 8: 139-153.
  36. DOI: 10.1016/0924-9338(96)89288-1.
  37. Reveillaud M., Guyod F. (2009). Le nœud du déni: psychodrame pour les adolescents auteurs d’actes sexualisés sanctionnés ou sanctionnables. Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence, 57: 102-107.
  38. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurenf.2008.04.014.
  39. Salis M., Gatta M., Romano S. (2010). Gruppo e adolescenza. Le assenze come modalità di gestione del conflitto. In: Nicotra M.G. e D’Ambrosio G.M., a cura di, Conflitti e trasformazioni. Il lavoro clinico con gli adolescenti nelle Istituzioni e nei contesti di vita. Prevenzione, cura e soluzione dei conflitti. Confronto tra modelli clinici e integrazione tra metodologie. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  40. Smeijsters H., Cleven G. (2006). The Treatment of Aggression Using Arts Therapies in Forensic Psychiatry: Result of Qualitative Inquiry. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 33: 37-58.
  41. DOI: 10.1016/j.aip.2005.07.001.
  42. Smokowski P.R., Bacallao M. (2009). Entre dos mundos/Between two Worlds Youth Violence Prevention – Comparing Psychodramatic and Support Group Delivery Formats. Small Group Research, 40: 3-27.
  43. DOI: 10.1177/1046496408326771.
  44. World Health Organization (WHO), (1992). ICD 10, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. New York: American Psychiatry Publishing.
  45. Yavuzer Y. (2012). Effect of Creative Drama-Based Group Guidance on Male-Adolescents’ Conflict Resolution Skills. Egitim Arastirmalari-Eurasian J. of Educational Research, 47: 113-130.

Michela Gatta, Federica Zanelli, Lara Del Col, Linda Fornaro, Maria Cristina Gatto Rotondo, Pier Antonio Battistella, Adolescenza e psicodramma analitico: analisi testuale ed effetti a breve termine sui sintomi psichiatrici in "GRUPPI" 2/2015, pp 61-83, DOI: 10.3280/GRU2015-002006