Zerka & Jacob Levy Moreno

Zerka & Jacob Levy Moreno

Jacob Levy Moreno, MD (1889 - 1974) was a Romanian-born Austrian-American leading psychiatrist and psychosociologist, thinker and educator, the founder of psychodrama, and the foremost pioneer of group psychotherapy. During his lifetime, he was recognized as one of the leading social scientists.

He studied medicine, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Vienna. He had rejected Freudian theory while still a medical student, and became interested in the potential of group settings for therapeutic practice.

In his autobiography, Dr. Moreno recalls this encounter with Sigmund Freud in 1912. "I attended one of Freud’s lectures. He had just finished an analysis of a telepathic dream. As the students filed out, he singled me out from the crowd and asked me what I was doing. I responded, 'Well, Dr. Freud, I start where you leave off. You meet people in the artificial setting of your office. I meet them on the street and in their homes, in their natural surroundings. You analyze their dreams. I give them the courage to dream again. You analyze and tear them apart. I let them act out their conflicting roles and help them to put the parts back together again.'"

His wife, Zerka Moreno, writes: "[Moreno] produced the various instruments we now use for facilitating the human encounter, sociometry, group psychotherapy, psychodrama, and sociodrama". Zerka Moreno is herself an expert in psychodrama and sociometry, and continues her late husband's work. J.L. and Zerka were both adjunct professors at New York University in the 1950's.

Moreno is also widely credited as one of the founders of the discipline of social network analysis, the branch of sociology that deals with the quantitative evaluation of an individual's role in a group or community by analysis of the network of connections between them and others. His 1934 book Who Shall Survive? contains some of the earliest graphical depictions of social networks.


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Chock full of interviews with some of the most important people in J.L. Moreno’s life, this video will be a treat for Moreno fans, old and new alike.

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Spontaneity Training and Role Re-Training and Introduction to Psychodrama (around 1933) The first part of the film is an introduction to the warming up and subsequent transfer of simple spontaneity states, such as a sculptress starting a new creation in clay, or a mother visiting her daughter at boarding school.

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Psychodrama of a Marriage (around 1948) Based on an actual couple treated by Moreno in 1939 in the Therapeutic Theater of Beacon, this movie is a dramatized version of the case, yet includes many variations from the original script.

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Psychodrama in Action (in the 1960's) This movie takes place in a mental hospital in California; it was produced in the 1960's when Moreno was touring the state. Originally made by Moreno and a group of patients, the production was entirely unrehearsed, and was broadcast via closed circuit television to several thousands of patients in the various wards of the hospital

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Psychodrama of a Marriage: A Motion Picture 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.

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Psychodrama in Action shows Zerka masterfully conducting an actual psychodrama session with a group of experienced psychodrama practitioners.

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Zerka on Psychodrama is an interview with Zerka conducted by Adam Barcroft, MS, Co-Director of The Moreno Institute East. In this candid conversation, Zerka outlines what we need to know about psychodrama.

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Psychodrama, Sociometry and Beyond is an extended interview by a panel of experienced psychodrama practitioners. Zerka delves further into sociometry, using psychodrama in other cultures, and more. Comes with a bonus track of a full-length interview by Victor Yalom, PhD.

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Buy all 3 The Zerka T. Moreno Series DVDs as a set.

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Buy the complete Moreno Movies series.

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