Objectives: The authors present a description of a theater workshop ("Metamorphosis Project"), developed at the Bologna Eating Disorders Center. Design: The workshops are aimed at young, hospitalized patients, and are largely based on the principles of drama therapy. In this article, this therapeutic modality is introduced by a discussion of the theoretical basis for the use of theater in psychiatry from the points of view of several preeminent psychiatrists, including Freud, Winnicott, Klein, and Moreno. Results: Three (3) clinical reports are presented. The satisfaction rate among the first groups of participants was 93%. Conclusions: It is suggested that theater can be useful in decreasing defense mechanisms, allowing a patient-focused approach, mitigating specific symptoms, and improving the quality of life during the hospital stay. © Copyright 2013, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2013.

Drama therapy and eating disorders: A historical perspective and an overview of a bolognese project for adolescents

Verrotti, Alberto;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Objectives: The authors present a description of a theater workshop ("Metamorphosis Project"), developed at the Bologna Eating Disorders Center. Design: The workshops are aimed at young, hospitalized patients, and are largely based on the principles of drama therapy. In this article, this therapeutic modality is introduced by a discussion of the theoretical basis for the use of theater in psychiatry from the points of view of several preeminent psychiatrists, including Freud, Winnicott, Klein, and Moreno. Results: Three (3) clinical reports are presented. The satisfaction rate among the first groups of participants was 93%. Conclusions: It is suggested that theater can be useful in decreasing defense mechanisms, allowing a patient-focused approach, mitigating specific symptoms, and improving the quality of life during the hospital stay. © Copyright 2013, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2013.
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