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Anna: A single-case efficacy study on the use of psychodrama group therapy with a student who has Mathematics Anxiety

  • Dorothea GstreinEmail author
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Abstract

In this article of the Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie the effectiveness of a short-term psychodrama group therapy on high-school students suffering from mathematics anxiety is investigated. On the basis of Elliott’s Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design (HSCED) the results of the therapy of one participant, a 19-year-old female student, are presented. The analysis of the quantitative research data collected with Personal Questionnaire and those of the qualitative research data based on the Client Change Interview show significant pre-post treatment differences. The Rich Case Record on therapy process and outcome supports the hypothesis that psychodrama group sessions bring about changes in the severity ratings of the subject’s problem areas.

Keywords

Psychodrama Mathematics Anxiety (MA) Spontaneity Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design HSCED Mentalization 

Zusammenfassung

In diesem Artikel der Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie wird die Wirksamkeit einer zeitbegrenzten Psychodrama Gruppentherapie bei Studenten mit Angst vor Mathematik erforscht. Die Ergebnisse der Therapie einer 19-jährigen Studentin werden auf der Grundlage von Elliotts Hermeneutischer Einzelfall-Wirksamkeits-Studie präsentiert. Die Auswertung der quantitativen und qualitativen Forschungsdaten des Personal Questionnaire und des Client Change Interview zeigen signifikante Prä-Post-Therapie-Veränderungen. Die detaillierte Fallbeschreibung über den Therapieverlauf und die Therapieergebnisse lassen darauf schließen, dass Psychodrama Gruppentherapie die Einstufung des Schweregrades der Probleme verändert.

Schlüsselwörter

Psychodrama Mathematik-Ängstlichkeit Spontanität Mentalisierung Hermeneutisches Einzelfall-Wirksamkeitsdesign 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MeranItaly

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