Psychodrama Therapy

What is psychodrama therapy?

A psychodrama is a structured form of psychotherapy in which clients use impromptu dramatization, role-playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insights into their lives.

Psychodrama when integrated with other therapeutic approaches helps the client to explore and solve personal problems creatively, reacting spontaneously based on the impulse to discover a new solution to the problems in their lives and help them to foster new skills. In this way, the client explores internal conflicts by acting out their emotions and interpersonal interactions on stage. 

Which psychodrama techniques are used during the therapy session?

Psychodrama is done by using specific techniques like.,

  • Role reversal,
  • Empty chair technique, 
  • Mirroring
  • Soliloquy

What to expect is a psychodrama therapy session?

The session is often broken into three phases:


The warm-up phase is a period in which members of the group introduce themselves, work on establishing trust, and create a sense of group cohesiveness.


The action phase involves creating and acting out a scene from the individual’s life. The therapist acts as a director to guide the individual, known as the protagonist, and others in the group through the scene using various techniques.


The sharing phase then involves the therapist helping the individual process and understand the emotions and thoughts that have come to the surface. The hope is that this will lead to insight and transformation.

How it will help the client?

It leads to an increased sense of competence and self-efficacy, builds empathy, and supports the clients to walk through challenging emotions.     

At hermitage, our constant efforts constitute the ideology of enabling the patients to regain that previous level of functioning before any sort of addiction hindered it. Through the creative method of psychodrama therapy clients in a group or individually can use an actual representation of self to understand, inspect and gain vision into their lives. With this method, clients are time and again able to solve their dilemmas.