Psychodrama of a Marriage: A Motion Picture
by Jacob Moreno
This movie was shot in Paris during the First International Congress of Psychodrama. It was produced by Radio and Television Center of France in September, 1964.

This movie was shot in Paris during the First International Congress of Psychodrama. It was produced by Radio and Television Center of France in September, 1964. The opening scene takes place at the Faculté de Medecine at the Sorbonne. Moreno greets the audience, goes into a short warm-up, and ends up working with a married couple, Paul and Michelle. Viewers have the opportunity to witness a psychodrama with two protagonists. Michelle is an old Parisienne, and Paul an unhappy American living in France because of his marriage. Moreno uses psychodramatic techniques to lead the couple into an exploration of their conflicts.

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"The footage of Jacob Moreno starts at the Hudson School for Girls. Moreno is helping one of the students to expand her role repertoire. She is practising to work as a waitress and has to deal with a difficult customer. She finds this hard, until Moreno guides her in the role [Disc 1]. Then the action moves to a psychodrama of a marriage, performed in New York. I found it a pleasure to watch not only Jacob Moreno directing but also Zerka Moreno doubling [Disc 2]. Now we find ourselves in a mental hospital in California. Jacob Moreno is demonstrating how he would assess a patient for discharge using psychodrama. Using role reversal, the patient?s life is shown as if he has been discharged. This works as a training tool with plenty of practice at role reversal [Disc 3]. Finally we are in Paris for another psychodrama of a marriage. Zerka Moreno is on stage as an auxiliary. It?s a lesson in auxiliary work and impressive to watch. Just as impressive is Jacob Moreno directing, encouraging the protagonist, and clearly forming a therapeutic alliance to move the work forward [Disc 4]."

-- Richard Oliver, British Psychodrama Society Newsletter
"Having the joy to see Moreno in action, made me live again the magnificent experience I had during my training at Beacon--it was as if he was there again. These videos are a must for those who wish to get close to psychodrama, and for those who, as myself, have walked through many stages. These videos bring forth the vital presence of the two creators of Psychodrama."

-- Dalmiro M Bustos, MD, Director of the Moreno Institute Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, and author of 18 books on psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy.
Specs
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Length of video: 1:41:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-038-4

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-038-5

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-039-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-039-2

Jacob L. Moreno with his wife, Zerka Moreno, developed the theory and practice of psychodrama. J.L. and Zerka were both adjunct professors at New York University in the 1950's.

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