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psy·cho·dra·ma

 (sī′kə-drä′mə, -drăm′ə)
n.
1. A psychotherapeutic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist in order to understand the behavior of people with whom they have difficult interactions.
2. A dramatization in which this technique is employed.
3. An event, social interaction, or narrative that manifests psychological forces or problems: "In [Pierre, Melville] abruptly reinvents himself as a domestic novelist, proposing to write a psychodrama of family intimacy" (Richard H. Brodhead).

psy′cho·dra·mat′ic (-drə-măt′ĭk) adj.
psy′cho·dram′a·tist (-drăm′ə-tĭst, -drä′mə-) n.

psychodrama

(ˈsaɪkəʊˌdrɑːmə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a form of group therapy in which individuals act out, before an audience, situations from their past
2. (Film) a film, television drama, etc, in which the psychological development of the characters is emphasized
3. (Broadcasting) a film, television drama, etc, in which the psychological development of the characters is emphasized
psychodramatic adj

psy•cho•dra•ma

(ˌsaɪ koʊˈdrɑ mə, -ˈdræm ə, ˈsaɪ koʊˌdrɑ mə, -ˌdræm ə)

n.
a method of group psychotherapy in which participants improvise in dramatizations of emotionally charged situations.
[1935–40]
psy`cho•dra•mat′ic (-drəˈmæt ɪk) adj.

psychodrama

1. The acting out of relationships or feelings in an attempt to release and identify repressed emotions.
2. A therapy which aims to help individuals release their emotions by acting out real life situations.
Translations

psychodrama

[ˈsaɪkəʊˌdrɑːmə] Npsicodrama m

psy·cho·dra·ma

n. psicodrama, método de terapia psíquica en el cual se dramatizan situaciones conflictivas de la vida del paciente con la participación de éste.
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