John Bergman is a master drama therapist who specializes in working with sexual and violent offenders. He is founder and director of The Geese Theater, which operates in the US and UK. He is an internationally renowned expert in training prison staff to interact humanely with inmates, setting up and delivering therapeutic programming, creating original productions, and consulting in the criminal justice system using activity-based methods.
Book: Challenging Experience: An Experiential Approach to the Treatment of Serious Offenders/co-author
Challenging Experience presents exercises written for treatment providers who work with adult or adolescent sexual abusers and violent offenders. Drama therapy/role-play ignites “in-the-moment” responses that simulate real-life behavior and emotion for examination and contemplation in a safe, therapeutic environment. The authors focus on using the proper exercise for the client’s stage in treatment and emotional ability to participate.