Adam Blatner's Books

(Revised November 19, 2009)

Here's some information about my books, and also (further down),
Links to webpages about other books in psychodrama and drama therapy!
  .. and also to a webpage about chapters I've written and other articles:

My books (described more fully below):

Foundations of Psychodrama:
History, Theory & Practice
Revised 4th edition (2000)

by Adam Blatner, M.D.

Significantly Rewritten! Expanded by over 1/3! Fully updated!

This book, the intellectual companion to my Acting-In, offers the most complete rationale for the use of action methods, and may be useful not only to psychodramatists -- for trainers, to help teach; for students, to learn the basics more comprehensively -- but also for drama therapists, creative arts therapists, psychotherapists in general, and others who work with groups or to promote psychosocial skills. There are new chapters on catharsis, self-expression, imagination and play, applied role theory, the philosophical basis of Moreno's work, and Moreno's theology. The history of psychodrama has been expanded to acknowledge more fully the work of others, and psychodrama and its associated approaches are viewed as being a technology for consciousness-enhancement within a in a wider cultural perspective. (There are also some otherwise-hard-to-find photos of Moreno and his wife, Zerka.)

To see Table of Contents click on this link.  For a recently published review and my comments on the review, click on Foundations: Book Review

This 4th edition of Foundations of Psychodrama is hardbound, has 300 pages, (ISBN 0-8261-6041-7), $42.95*  (The 3nd edition (1988) has been translated into Portugese. The present edition has recently been translated into Chinese and Spanish.) * volume discounts from the publisher: 10 - 25 copies = 25%; 26 - 49 copies = 30%; 50 - 99 copies = 35% discount   

To order the book

From      Or email to:

Call (for orders only) toll free: 877-687-7476.   Call 212-431-4370 to talk to someone
       Fax: 212-941-7342
Or write to: Springer Publishing Company, 11 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods

by Adam Blatner, M.D., Foreword by J.L. Moreno, M.D.

Revised, 3rd Ed. (1996), 224 pages, ISBN 0826114024, $32.95

First published in 1973 and revised in 1988, this edition has been revised again in 1996, with updated references. Acting-In is widely hailed as the clearest and most understandable introduction to psychodrama and serves as the best basic text for learning the method.

(The first edition has been translated into Dutch, Japanese, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and Turkish; the 2nd edition, into Finnish and Japanese; the 3rd ed. has recently been translated and published in Spanish and Chinese)

To order the book

From      Or email to:

Call (for orders only) toll free: 877-687-7476.   Call 212-431-4370 to talk to someone
       Fax: 212-941-7342
Or write to: Springer Publishing Company, 11 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036  * (discounts for buying larger numbers: see above)

The Art of Play: 
Helping Adults Reclaim Imagination and Spontaneity

by Adam Blatner, M.D. & Allee Blatner

2nd ed (1997), 208 pages, paperback, ISBN 0876308442,

A book about the psychology and philosophy of play, its benefits, and an analysis of some of the cultural resistances to imaginative playfulness. More, though, we present an example of one method, drawn from sociodrama, which may be applied as a recreational form, a kind of slightly structured creative dramatics for adults (including seniors or older teenagers).

(Originally published by Human Sciences Press in 1988; revised, updated and republished by Brunner/Routledge in 1997; new edition in process 2009.)  

To order previous editions look at, or other internet used book sellers.

To ask about the new edition of the book:

Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance
Edited by Adam Blatner, with Daniel J. Wiener

 2007.  An anthology of 32 approaches. From iUniverse. Also has an associated website with many additional supplementary webpages and further papers.

Adam's Marvelous Mandalas
   (About 30 mandalas in a notebook form: You can color them, take them out, copy them, have your class choose which ones they want to color, copy them on transparencies, color and put up on a window, and so forth. Make up your own captions, associations. Interpret them using psychological or esoteric principles. Play with them!)
   Read more about mandalas elsewhere on my website.
       $10  (includes postage)  mail check to Adam Blatner, 103 Crystal Springs Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633.

* Click here for my listing of other books on psychodrama and where to obtain them, current prices, etc.

* Click here for my listing of other books on drama therapy and related subjects, where to get them, prices, etc.

* Click here for a listing of Adam Blatner's other published articles, chapters in books, monographs, etc.

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