Those who venture into drama work with groups naturally hope that their approach will produce creative results and encourage expression, while also perhaps bringing about new insights and enabling members to accomplish tasks. However, as described in ‘Models of Practice in Dramatherapy’ (Jennings, 1983), a specific focus tends to emerge, largely determined by the type and needs of the group members. Three fairly distinct types of focus can be identified. These are described below and form the basis for advice offered in later sections. The exercises in Part II have also been classified according to these categories although many of the activities can be used to achieve different objectives simply by presenting them in a different way, thus making them suitable for more than one of the following types of group.