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Drama Therapy

*MA Counseling Psychology specializing in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, 2018*

*MFA Media and Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design, 2004*

 

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.

What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."   Alan Alda

What I should know if my therapist recommends Drama Therapy: 


Drama therapy is not designed specifically for actors or extroverts. In fact, drama therapy clients who are not interested

in theatre or acting often find great benefits associated with drama therapy treatment. Drama therapy is not about performing or about being skilled as an artist. Drama therapy is designed to help clients who are working to create
a mind-body connection in their healing process. Drama therapy can help clients create insight that may have
been unavailable during talk therapy. Drama therapy can enliven any number of traditional therapy interventions
and can be used seamlessly with both psychodynamic, solution-focused and behavioral approaches to therapy.  

Some examples of how drama therapy might be used In individual sessions include:  interventions like role playing, using props like colored scarves or every day objects to recognize and help externalize feelings, or creating body postures or "sculptures" to more accurately depict a mood or experience. Whether or not drama therapy is used in client sessions is always left to the client's preference.

Helpful Resources:

nadta.org

Power Drama Therapy

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-matters-menninger/202007/the-power-drama-therapy

 

What is Drama Therapy

https://www.katielear.com/child-therapy-blog/what-is-drama-therapy

The Therapeutic Process of Drama Therapy

https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/Theater_Processes_Therapeutic_in_Drama_Therapy/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMLTJtMonVg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze2axfTHjz4

https://www.shakespearebehindbars.org/

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2017/11/13/drama-therapy.cnn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOqF6w9zMk4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSslnr2v75E

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