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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A psychotherapeutic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist in order to understand the behavior of people with whom they have difficult interactions.
  • n. A dramatization in which this technique is employed.
  • n. An event, social interaction, or narrative that manifests psychological forces or problems: "In [Pierre, Melville] abruptly reinvents himself as a domestic novelist, proposing to write a psychodrama of family intimacy” ( Richard H. Brodhead).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of psychotherapy in which a patient acts a role in a context devised by a psychotherapist.
  • n. A drama in this form.

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