A patient is engaging in therapy that encourages the patient to act out emotional experiences from their past. What is the name of this therapy?

Psychodrama reality therapy

Explanation

• Psychodrama encourages a patient to use dramatization and role playing to gain insight into emotional circumstances that may be troubling them. Role playing allows the patient to practice and experience different reactions to situations and to gain insight. This therapy may be used in individual therapy, groups, or for couples.

• Incorrect: Psychoanalytic therapy and dynamic psychotherapy are based on Freud's teachings and encourage verbalization of thoughts and feelings.

• Incorrect: Gestalt therapy focuses on the patient's experience in the present moment.

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