Hall of mirrors on stage: An introduction to psychotherapeutic playback theatre

Ronen Kowalsky, Shoshi Keisari, Nir Raz

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Psychotherapeutic playback theatre is a form of group psychotherapy in which the playback theatre ritual is at the heart of a group therapeutic process. These groups usually meet on a regular basis, in a psychotherapeutic setting, with a psychotherapeutic contract and aims, and are conducted by a therapist. Each participant gets a chance to be a teller, a performer or a spectator. The aim of the present article is to present the theoretical concepts and techniques of psychotherapeutic playback theatre through the lens of psychotherapy concepts; and to provide therapists with guidelines using three continua that characterize the different variations of psychotherapeutic playback theatre, according to the group's specific process and goals.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number101577
JournalArts in Psychotherapy
StatePublished - Nov 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)


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