The Magic of Monologue: Healing Depression Through Drama

Meet Sue Gauthier-Pin, AMFT, our expressive arts therapist! We are happy to announce that her recent publication entitled, “The Magic of Monologue: Healing Depression Through Drama” is now available to read on PsychINFO!  In this piece, Sue shares about her personal struggle with depression and finding healing through performing with The Long Beach Community Theater.  She discussed how her autobiographical performance in an applied community theater setting was similar to aspects of drama therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  She also explores how four common treatment goals for depression can be addressed through the process of writing, rehearsing, and performing an autobiographical performance.  To read Sue’s chapter, as a member, log into PsychINFO through
To watch the video of her performance go here:
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