The authors describe how they have introduced action methods to work with a diverse range of clients, and suggest ways in which psychodrama practitioners, experiential therapists and others may integrate these methods into their practices. Offering fresh ideas for tailoring psychodramatic standards such as The Living Newspaper, Magic Shop and the Social Atom to eating disorder issues, they provide extensive examples of psychodrama interventions - classic and specially adapted for eating disorders - for both the experienced practitioner and those new to experiential therapies. They also explain how psychodrama can be used in combination with other expressive, holistic and complementary approaches, including interpersonal neurobiology, music, Five Element Acupuncture-Philosophy and Treatment, yoga, family constellations, art, imagery, ritual, Reiki and other energy work.
Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, LISW-S, TEP, is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified trainer, educator and award-winning practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She has worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction since 1989, facilitating workshops, groups and individual sessions. Her training and psychotherapy practice is based in Racine, Wisconsin. She is the co-author of Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing, also published by JKP.
Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, CET III, is also a board-certified trainer, educator and award-winning practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy, as well as a certified health education specialist with 40 years' experience in education, group facilitation and lifestyle counseling. She has worked with people with eating disorders and body image issues since 1990 in hospital, educational, and private settings. She is an American Council on Exercise Gold Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Group Fitness and Yoga Instructor, an ACE Gold Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, as well as a certified Reiki Master practitioner. She lives in Grasonville, Maryland.