[sahy-koh-drah-muh, -dram-uh, sahy-koh-drah-muh, -dram-uh]
a method of group psychotherapy in which participants take roles in improvisational dramatizations of emotionally charged situations.
Compare sociodrama.

1935–40; psycho- + drama

psychodramatic [sahy-koh-druh-mat-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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psychodrama (ˈsaɪkəʊˌdrɑːmə)
1.  psychiatry a form of group therapy in which individuals act out, before an audience, situations from their past
2.  a film, television drama, etc, in which the psychological development of the characters is emphasized

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psychodrama psy·cho·dra·ma (sī'kə-drä'mə, -drām'ə)

  1. A psychotherapeutic and analytic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist.

  2. A dramatization in which this technique is employed.

psy'cho·dra·mat'ic (-drə-māt'ĭk) adj.
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