Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Attorneys who like psychodrama have new book to enjoy

Attorneys understand that a trial is as much an art form as it is a test of facts. Psychodrama can help you better understand your clients, their backgrounds, and what shaped them before they came to you. This is the message of "Trial In Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama," a new book by Joane Garcia-Colson, Fredilyn Sison and Mary Peckham. 

The action method of psychodrama helps attorneys to present the compelling story of the case through a better understanding of the parties, experts, and witnesses’ motivations. It will also help attorneys prepare cases and direct them from intake to trial.

This book is a step-by-step manual that will help lawyers who are new to psychodrama learn the basic techniques, and will help more seasoned lawyers perfect their skills. The book begins with the history of psychodrama in law, then moves on to describe the specific tools and techniques that trial lawyers use. Each instructional chapter gives a "how to," followed by an example, and finishes with an exercise you can try at home. Finally, the book gives concrete examples of how you can use your newly found psychodrama tools and skills in all parts of a trial, from voir dire to closing.

Listen here for interview with Radio Interview about this book. For more, see book's web site.