Dismantling Power in the PlaySpace
Some Particular Contributions of DvT for the Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
About the workshop
Sock Monkey, a new Play by Robert Miller II,
‘When Kevin witnesses the murder of his mother and is placed in foster care he meets an imaginary friend named Sock Monkey and the healing begins’
This two character play (70 minutes without intermission) will be read and David Read Johnson will be the primary discussant with Robert Miller for identifying the unique and particular contributions of DvT for the treatment of child abuse and neglect.
About the speakers
Robert James Miller II Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist practicing in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Miller provides child, adolescent, adult psychotherapy, specialized trauma centered therapy, and parenting/family consultation. He is a recognized expert in the field of forensic child psychology and bonding and provides expert witness testimony in court related child protection matters. Dr. Miller serves as a board member for a child abuse prevention program in schools (Miss Kendra) and has published several articles on the use of improvisational/arts process in trauma treatment for children and adults.
Recent publications and conference presentations
James, M. and D. Johnson. (1996). Drama therapy for the treatment of affective expression in post-traumatic stress disorder. In D. Nathanson, ed., Affect Theory and Treatment. New York: Norton.
Johnson, D., A. Forrester, C. Dintino, and M. James. (1996). Towards a poor drama therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy 23, 293-306.
James, M. and D. Johnson. (1997). Drama therapy in the treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. The Arts in Psychotherapy 23, 5, 383-95.
Johnson, D., H. Lubin, M. James, K. Hale. (1997). Single session treatment components within a specialized inpatient post traumatic stress disorder program. Journal of Traumatic Stress 10, 3, 377-390.
James, M., A. Forrester, and K. Kim. (2005). Developmental transformations in the treatment of sexually abused children. In A. Weber and C. Haen, eds. Clinical applications of drama therapy in child and adolescent treatment. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
Johnson, D, Miller II, R., (2008) Diagnostic Role Playing Test (DRPT) Test Manual Revised.
Miller, R. J., II, & Johnson, D. R. (2011, February 28). The Capacity for Symbolization in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy