For your Psychodramatic Toolbox:
Foundational Definitions from February Workshop
By Cathy Nugent
Developmental repair describes the process of identifying unmet attachment needs from childhood, and meeting them through the surplus reality of psychodrama. In a psychodrama, developmental repair usually occurs after the catharsis of abreaction, and is often one of the most powerful and moving scenes in the psychodrama.
Memory reconsolidation refers to the process of uncovering previously (usually aversive) memories stored in long-term memory, and modifying these memories with new meanings more supportive of adaptive functioning. In psychodrama, this process is actively facilitated, often during the catharsis of integration, when the protagonist creates a new meaning from a previously held negative schema or life script.
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Catherine D. Nugent
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