Hans-Werner Gessmann (born 24 March 1950 in Duisburg) is a German psychologist, founder of humanistic psychodrama and university teacher in Russia.
Gessmann received a doctorate in 1976 by his work about causation factors of Dyslexia. He is the founder of humanistic psychodrama  and adopted in the same year  for the first time psychodrama with hypnosis in the context of sexual dysfunctions. He also established humanistic psychodrama in the field of child psychotherapy. In the early 80s he began making film-documentations about complete group-psychotherapy-sessions in European countries. He is the publisher of book series and the International Journal of Humanistic Psychodrama.  Gessmann is one of the few empirical researchers in the field of psychodrama and has published over 160 articles on psychological topics.  Standards continued his research on the method of doubling from 1996. He is the only author in the German-speaking area, who handled this issue fundamentally and scientifically, including translations of the complete source texts from English.
Gessmann developed and has taught humanistic psychodrama since 1979 as a new form of psychodrama. It became an integral part of humanistic psychology. Gessmann moved the collective action and nature of the people at the center of the therapeutic ethic. Faith, love, hope, and the idea of a human community are essential to meaningful humanistic psychodrama. Intuitive look for detecting the wholeness of a thing, the dialectical conception of polarities, the renunciation of absolute authority, take decisive influence on the image of man and his life. The goals and methods of classical psychodrama were necessarily re-evaluated and described. This led to a fundamental change in international psychodrama practice. Gessmann is a member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama as well as the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama since 1977.
Gessmann teaches clinical psychology in the faculty of social psychology of the governmental Nekrassow University Kostroma (KSU) since 2007 and is a professor of general and developmental psychology in the governmental Academy of Social Administration Moscow (ASOU).
In April 2011 it was announced he would be the director of the International Centre for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (ICCPP) at the governmental Nekrassow University, Kostroma with a focus on psychotherapy training and research, particularly humanistic psychodrama and systemic family therapy.
Since February 2012 he has been a professor of systemic family therapy and humanistic psychodrama at the Moscow State Pedagogical Psychological University (MGPPU). With the beginning of 2013 Gessmann is a visiting professor at the State University Smolensk. Here he teaches Humanistic Psychodrama. In the same year Gessmann receives a call to the Chair for Humanistic Psychodrama at the Southeast University in Nanjing province Jiansu, one of the oldest universities in China. He is one of the 30 most influential psychologists working today.
Hans-Werner Gessmann (born 24 March 1950 in Duisburg ) is a German psychologist, founder of humanistic psychodrama and university teacher in Russia. Career Gessmann received a doctorate in 1976 by his work about causation factors of Dyslexia . He is the founder of humanistic psychodrama and adopted in the same year for the first time psychodrama with hypnosis in the context of sexual dysfunctions. He also established humanistic psychodrama in the field of child psychotherapy . In the early 80s he began making film-documentations about complete group-psychotherapy-sessions in European countries. He is the publisher of book series and the International Journal of Humanistic Psychodrama. Gessmann is one of the few empirical researchers in the field of psychodrama and has published over 160 articles on psychological topics. Standards continued his research on the method of doubling from 1996. He is the only author in the German-speaking area, who handled this issue fundamentally and scientifically, inclu
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