North American Drama Therapy Association

North American Drama Therapy Association The official page for the North American Drama Therapy Association

https://linktr.ee/NADTA.Dramatherapy The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) was incorporated in 1979 to establish and uphold rigorous standards of professional competence for drama therapists.

The organization maintains requirements that must be met to qualify as a registered drama therapist (RDT). NADTA promotes drama therapy through information and advocacy.

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Big thanks to our NADTA Government Affairs committee for all their hard work and advocacy! Pictured here is the Canadian...
11/23/2021

Big thanks to our NADTA Government Affairs committee for all their hard work and advocacy! Pictured here is the Canadian branch!

If you're interested in volunteering with the GAC to support their work in the US and Canada, email [email protected]!

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #NADTABoardBusiness #Advocacy

Big thanks to our NADTA Government Affairs committee for all their hard work and advocacy! Pictured here is the Canadian branch!

If you're interested in volunteering with the GAC to support their work in the US and Canada, email [email protected]!

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #NADTABoardBusiness #Advocacy

11/22/2021
#NADTA2021

As we close the curtain on #NADTA2021 we thank everyone who was part of making this a success, from our planning team, to our presenters, and of course our attendees. Please respond to the post-conference survey which will be emailed in a couple of days, and don't forget to fill out your CE forms. Stay in conversation with us here on social media, and we can't wait to see you at the next event!

#NADTA #dramatherapy

The @who teamed up with the @metmuseum  in a 'cultural call to action' to act on the evidence base for the health benefi...
11/10/2021

The @who teamed up with the @metmuseum in a 'cultural call to action' to act on the evidence base for the health benefits of the arts across the lifespan. A Healing Arts Symposium, co-produced by drama therapist Nisha Sajnani, will be livestreamed from the Met on 11/14/21 from 10:30am-5pm ET. Other drama therapists involved include: David R. Johnson, Adam Stevens, Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez, and Ana Bess Moyer Bell and the event will feature other creative arts therapists as well. Several drama therapy students have also been working on the event behind the scenes: Max Durrant, Monica Gamboa, Akhila Khanna, and Jahmar Ortiz. Click the link below for the full program and to view the livestream

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-speaks/free-lectures/healing-arts-symposium?&eid=A001_%7b46396EAF-AE35-4A88-BBE0-4A3FF17B4587%7d_20211105154228

@nyusteinhardt @nyusteinhardtdramatherapy @culturunners #artsandhealth #dramatherapy #creativeartstherapies #thefutureisunwritten
@artsandmindlab

Don't miss the #NADTA Educational Competencies Roll Out Info Session tonight, 5pm-6pm PST, 8pm-9pm EST!This is an All Co...
11/03/2021

Don't miss the #NADTA Educational Competencies Roll Out Info Session tonight, 5pm-6pm PST, 8pm-9pm EST!

This is an All Conference Event for #NADTA2021, so visit dramatherapyconference.com and your member portal for more information!

#Dramatherapy #AnnualConference #dramatherapyeducation #DramaTherapyStudents #NADTAStudents

Don't miss the #NADTA Educational Competencies Roll Out Info Session tonight, 5pm-6pm PST, 8pm-9pm EST!

This is an All Conference Event for #NADTA2021, so visit dramatherapyconference.com and your member portal for more information!

#Dramatherapy #AnnualConference #dramatherapyeducation #DramaTherapyStudents #NADTAStudents

The NADTA been made aware of a series of recent and profound losses within our community in recent weeks and months, and...
11/02/2021

The NADTA been made aware of a series of recent and profound losses within our community in recent weeks and months, and in honor of giving each member their own space through which we can reflect and respond, we will be offering a series of announcements with pertinent details over the coming days

A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF ADAM…
and as Adam would have it - Everyone is invited!

Saturday, November 20, 2021
11:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) New York
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Central European Time (CET) Paris, Rome

Bring your stories, sense of humor, songs, favorite memories, gifts he shared and gave us all.
Let’s be like Adam and show up spontaneously with presence, love, and, above all, a sense of humor

Hosted by ASGPP, Lorelei Goldman, Tzivia Stein-Barrett, Patty Phelps, Daniela Simmons, Nancy Kirsner

PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
https://forms.gle/ASRCHKY61Zs8wH57A
https://conta.cc/3GLVcYM

There is a new documentary coming to Netflix this month, and drama therapy is highlighted! We spoke to Monica Phinney, R...
10/31/2021
Procession | Official Trailer | Netflix

There is a new documentary coming to Netflix this month, and drama therapy is highlighted! We spoke to Monica Phinney, RDT, the drama therapist featured in the film, about the connection to our field and its influence in Procession.

"When I think about the positive outcomes that took place, I credit collaboration- between subjects (better described as co-directors), family and support systems, the crew, and between fields. Robert Greene shares the "film by" credit with the six men featured, as well as other members of our team. This is not a hollow gesture, but a very real descriptor of the shared responsibility and strengths-based choices made throughout the entire process. This fresh approach to documentary-making paved the way for moments of healing. It also reduced the potential for re-traumatization, a risk I feel is inherent in the making of most movies, and something that we hope will be looked at more closely by future filmmakers. I view my role in Procession as that of a consultant. This is not a documented therapy session. Perhaps the most therapeutic choice made was recognizing the strengths and goals of the survivors- one major goal being to create a powerful piece, in the hopes of a wide reach. They have certainly achieved that, beyond our wildest expectations, and the therapeutic benefits continue in the wake of all that success. Voices will be heard, causing a ripple of healing for witnesses worldwide. Having an end product in mind, working within the confines of a busy film set, and dealing with COVID, this process was never going to resemble group therapy. However, the field of drama therapy has much to offer as documentarians like Robert start to shift the traditional way of doing things. You'll see several concepts in this movie, either in action or alluded to, that are used with intention in our field- distance, de-roling, witnessing, narrative, projection, ritual- to name a few. In this instance, those concepts served as inspiration for safer and more healing choices, within the framework of the goals defined rightfully by these incredible men. My own hope for this project is that it sparks necessary conversations, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to them." -Monica Phinney, RDT

Six midwestern men — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy — come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired...

The NADTA been made aware of a series of recent and profound losses within our community in recent weeks and months, and...
10/28/2021

The NADTA been made aware of a series of recent and profound losses within our community in recent weeks and months, and in honor of giving each member their own space through which we can reflect and respond, we will be offering a series of announcements with pertinent details over the coming days.

Below, please see information for a celebration of life for Marilyn "Toddy" Richman on November 7th from 2:30-3:30pm CST.

Please remember to join us!

On November 7th, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM CST, the Richman family along with ITA, the Music Institute of Chicago, and other esteemed supporters will join together to celebrate the life and legacy of Marilyn “Toddy” Richman. This event will bring together family, colleagues, and friends in honoring Toddy’s contributions to Creative Arts Therapy, as we remember and celebrate the positive impact of her professional accomplishments.

The event is being live streamed on ITA's YouTube channel, and we invite you to participate by viewing it online.

A recording of the event as well as a copy of the program will be available at https://itachicago.org/celebrating-marilyn-toddy-richman/.

The NYU Disability Justice Affinity Group and the NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity, & Diversity Commitee will again prese...
10/27/2021

The NYU Disability Justice Affinity Group and the NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity, & Diversity Commitee will again present "Decarcerating Disability in Drama Therapy Practice" on Saturday, November 13, from 12-2pm.

This is an All Conference Event for #NADTA2021 conference attendees, so individuals simply need to use the current conference registration form link https://nadta.memberclicks.net/2021-annual-virtual-conference-registration#/ or use link in bio and select the Free All Conference Events to have access to the link!

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #CHEDC #CulturalHumility #Equity #Diversity #accessability #DisabilityJustice

The NYU Disability Justice Affinity Group and the NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity, & Diversity Commitee will again present "Decarcerating Disability in Drama Therapy Practice" on Saturday, November 13, from 12-2pm.

This is an All Conference Event for #NADTA2021 conference attendees, so individuals simply need to use the current conference registration form link https://nadta.memberclicks.net/2021-annual-virtual-conference-registration#/ or use link in bio and select the Free All Conference Events to have access to the link!

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #CHEDC #CulturalHumility #Equity #Diversity #accessability #DisabilityJustice

Your #NADTA 2019-2021 Board of Directors was joined by our incoming 2021-2023 counterparts this weekend for important co...
10/26/2021

Your #NADTA 2019-2021 Board of Directors was joined by our incoming 2021-2023 counterparts this weekend for important conversations about our Association and its future directions! Stay tuned for updates in our Annual General Meeting during Conference Day 3, November 21, 2021!

#NADTABoardBusiness #NADTABoardofDirectors #Dramatherapy

Your #NADTA 2019-2021 Board of Directors was joined by our incoming 2021-2023 counterparts this weekend for important conversations about our Association and its future directions! Stay tuned for updates in our Annual General Meeting during Conference Day 3, November 21, 2021!

#NADTABoardBusiness #NADTABoardofDirectors #Dramatherapy

10/16/2021

We are TWO DAYS AWAY!!!

That means it’s time to get sociometric! Share this on your Instagram story and strike out as many promos as you can relate to.

Nominate a colleague, tag @worldallianceofdramatherapy and use #dtweek2021 so we can share your post on our story!

#dramatherapy #bingo #wadth #creativeartstherapy #international

10/15/2021

That time of the year has finally arrived! 🌻

For one week each year, we come together as a global community to celebrate our beloved field, Drama Therapy- as it was, as it is, and as we envision it to be. This year, International Drama Therapy Week will be celebrated from OCTOBER 17-23!

This is the also the first year when @worldallianceofdramatherapy will be hosting a series of presentations and videos! While the workshops will not be recorded, videos will be shared on our social media during the week.

To view our lineup for the week and to register for our presentations, visit www.worldallianceofdramatherapy.com and go to the “Events” tab.

Use #dtweek2021 to share information about lectures, performances and workshops and to archive your favorite and most memorable moments from the week!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#wadth #DramaTherapy #dramatherapist #creativeartstherapy #Zoom

Wishing our #NADTAcanadianregion members a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone a Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day. We have so ...
10/12/2021

Wishing our #NADTAcanadianregion members a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone a Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day. We have so much to be thankful for, and so much to be working for. We celebrate the contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples across North America!

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #indigenouspeoplesday #decolonize

Wishing our #NADTAcanadianregion members a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone a Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day. We have so much to be thankful for, and so much to be working for. We celebrate the contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples across North America!

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #indigenouspeoplesday #decolonize

Happy World Mental Health Day!!! The NADTA is proud of the myriad ways our members champion, support, and prioritize men...
10/11/2021

Happy World Mental Health Day!!!

The NADTA is proud of the myriad ways our members champion, support, and prioritize mental health, creativity, and play every single day, for ourselves and the communities we support!

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness
#NADTA #Dramatherapy #creativeartstherapy

Happy World Mental Health Day!!!

The NADTA is proud of the myriad ways our members champion, support, and prioritize mental health, creativity, and play every single day, for ourselves and the communities we support!

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness
#NADTA #Dramatherapy #creativeartstherapy

10/10/2021

Another amazing conference day is wrapped, and we loved connecting, co-creating, and celebrating with all of you today. Keep an eye on your emails for follow up info, and check out what’s coming next on our website. See you soon! #dramatherapy #NADTA2021

Thank you for joining us for Day 1 of #NADTA2021!  If you attended today, check your email for a re-cap of how to get yo...
09/19/2021

Thank you for joining us for Day 1 of #NADTA2021!

If you attended today, check your email for a re-cap of how to get your CEs and how to join us next time.

For those who are joining our in-between events, or next month, we can't wait to see you! Check our conference website (link in bio) for more information, and don't forget to join us here on social media to continue the conversation.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #NADTATogether #NADTACommunity

Thank you for joining us for Day 1 of #NADTA2021!

If you attended today, check your email for a re-cap of how to get your CEs and how to join us next time.

For those who are joining our in-between events, or next month, we can't wait to see you! Check our conference website (link in bio) for more information, and don't forget to join us here on social media to continue the conversation.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #NADTATogether #NADTACommunity

Happy #NADTA2021 Day 1! We hope you're feeling energized, engaged, inspired, and connected/reconnected!Looking to keep a...
09/19/2021

Happy #NADTA2021 Day 1! We hope you're feeling energized, engaged, inspired, and connected/reconnected!

Looking to keep a conversation going? We've got a few options for you!

1. Join us in our social media spaces! https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy/find_us_here.html

2. Join us on Slack! Slack is a messaging platform that is available to all of our members and it is possible to create channels for different topics! Use this link to join https://bit.ly/3ExKc03

3. Update your profile and use the Memberclicks Directory search feature to find colleagues! Share your contact information, areas of interest, and find others to connect to! Log in from NADTA.com, go to My Profile, and explore!

Happy #NADTA2021 Day 1! We hope you're feeling energized, engaged, inspired, and connected/reconnected!

Looking to keep a conversation going? We've got a few options for you!

1. Join us in our social media spaces! https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy/find_us_here.html

2. Join us on Slack! Slack is a messaging platform that is available to all of our members and it is possible to create channels for different topics! Use this link to join https://bit.ly/3ExKc03

3. Update your profile and use the Memberclicks Directory search feature to find colleagues! Share your contact information, areas of interest, and find others to connect to! Log in from NADTA.com, go to My Profile, and explore!

#NADTA2021 is off to a beautiful start! Learn more and join us through www.dramatherapyconference.com!(Link in Bio!)@nad...
09/18/2021

#NADTA2021 is off to a beautiful start! Learn more and join us through www.dramatherapyconference.com!
(Link in Bio!)

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@nadta.canadianregion

#NADTA #NADTATogether #Dramatherapy #AnnualConference

Tomorrow. It begins.On our website 👇(https://www.dramatherapyconference.org) You can find updated details on virtual swa...
09/17/2021

Tomorrow. It begins.

On our website 👇

(https://www.dramatherapyconference.org)

You can find updated details on virtual swag, our accessibility statement, our land acknowledgment, and other important info. Please stay tuned for emails to be sent tomorrow morning with conference access. Thank you! #NADTA2021 #dramatherapy

Tomorrow. It begins.

On our website 👇

(https://www.dramatherapyconference.org)

You can find updated details on virtual swag, our accessibility statement, our land acknowledgment, and other important info. Please stay tuned for emails to be sent tomorrow morning with conference access. Thank you! #NADTA2021 #dramatherapy

Nisha Sajnani will represent the Creative Arts Therapies at the virtual launch of the World Health Organization Arts & H...
09/14/2021
Healing Arts Launch Event: The Arts and Wellbeing

Nisha Sajnani will represent the Creative Arts Therapies at the virtual launch of the World Health Organization Arts & Health Program.

Watch the livestream from the MET Museum on September 19 from 12-2pm ET!

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/09/19/default-calendar/healing-arts-new-york-launch-event-the-arts-and-wellbeing

This special event marks the launch of Healing Arts New York, the final of a series of 2021 global city activations, produced by CULTURUNNERS, to advance relationships between Arts and Health research, practice, and policy.

Hello folx! Have you seen the to-do list prior to our conference? ☝️Please check your email for further details and corr...
09/10/2021

Hello folx! Have you seen the to-do list prior to our conference? ☝️Please check your email for further details and corresponding links. We are 8 days away from the first of our all-virtual conference dates and we hope to have you there! #NADTA2021 #dramatherapy

Hello folx! Have you seen the to-do list prior to our conference? ☝️Please check your email for further details and corresponding links. We are 8 days away from the first of our all-virtual conference dates and we hope to have you there! #NADTA2021 #dramatherapy

08/20/2021
Michigan LCAT Petition

Help Michigan take another step towards licensure for drama therapists and sign the petition today!

All signatures are welcome- Michigan residency is not required so please support this effort by Michigan NADTA members document support.

Petition to Support Licensure for Creative Arts Therapists in Michigan

http://chng.it/VfSYwfD9

#NADTA #Dramatherapy
#michigan #licensure #NADTAGovernmentAffairs

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Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world.

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⚠️ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ⚠️ The Drama Therapy Review invites scholars, artists, researchers, activists, creative arts therapists, and interested persons from around the world to submit work for consideration for our upcoming General Issue 8.2. The deadline for submission is the 1st of February 2022. To view submission guidelines: https://bit.ly/3DP9Uwb or email [email protected] for more details. #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreview #callforsubmissions #artsresearch #callforwriters North American Drama Therapy Association National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies
What are three areas of emerging research in Drama Therapy right now? What are their clinical and practical applications? This year at the North American Drama Therapy Conference, the editors and team members of Drama Therapy Review will be sharing emerging research on older adults, racial justice and decolonizing approaches and incarcerated, criminalized and justice-involved populations. Check out the conference event and registration details here: https://www.dramatherapyconference.com/november-21st-information North American Drama Therapy Association Intellect #nadta2021 #decolonizetherapy #racialjustice #olderadults #incarceration #research #clinicalintervention #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreview
Can the transformative power of projections reduce the impact of stressors experienced in geriatric care? This clinical commentary explores an intervention that uses projection objects to travel to geriatric residents to help them interact with themes of loss. Read more on “The Travelling Troupe: Increasing playfulness and connection in geriatric care” by Bailey B.Carter for the Drama Therapy Review 7.1, pp 131-135. Read the article here: https://bit.ly/3CEjIrZ Drama Therapy Review is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association or may be available through your library. #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreview #geriatriccare #DvT #projection #playspace #clinicalintervention Intellectbooks NADTA Students North American Drama Therapy Association Bailey B. Carter - Creative Arts Therapist
⚠️NEW ISSUE ALERT⚠️ The latest issue of the Drama Therapy Review (7.2) is now online! You can access the issue here:https://bit.ly/3wdLpFM Nisha Sajnani offers an editorial on performing care, followed by Angelle Cook on inclusive therapeutic theatre, and Mary Kate Rooha and Dana Trottier on an action-based DBT process. David Read Johnson, Renée Pitre, Catherine Davis, Rebecca Ann Versaci, Meaghen Buckley and Nicole Brucato Cooley each offer perspectives on the application of DvT. Lesley Fleming writes about drama therapy and Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We also have commentaries by Stelios Krasanakis, Danielle Levanas, Lizzie McAdam , Alexis Powell, Nadine Bernard, Barbara McKechnie, Kate Birsa, Kaitlyn Carranza, Erin Gaydos, Skylar Lerose & Connor McCrea. We have a report by Meaghen Buckley and four book reviews by Sally Bailey, Agathe de Broucker, Bobbi Kidder and Csilla Przibislawsky. This issue also includes a performance review by Aunrée J Houston. This issue ends with a special tribute to Marissa Snoddy written by Renée Emunah. Drama Therapy Review is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association or may be available through your library. . . . . . #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreview #newissue
How can Drama Therapy techniques be used to repair historical trauma? This article will offer a program overview and case vignettes of Witness Theatre - a year-long intergenerational Drama Therapy program that brings Holocaust survivors and adolescent students on a theatrical journey. Through embodied storytelling and fostering empathy, meaningful relationships between students at SAR Academy and survivors are explored. Read more in “Thank you for telling - thank you for listening: The Witness Theatre Model'' by Sally Grazi Shatzkes, Jessica Asch and Eve Udesky for the Drama Therapy Review 7.1, pp 77-94. Read the article here: https://bit.ly/3kmJ4nP Photography credits: Sally Shatzkes. #Holocaustsurvivor #Holocausteducation #embodied #storytelling #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreview #empathy #education Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. NADTA Students North American Drama Therapy Association SAR Academy
🎮 Tomorrow!!! 🎭 Zoom link in the event description.
How can Drama Therapy improve psychological symptoms associated with Parkinson’s in older adults? This intrinsic case-study uses Renee Emunah's Five Phase Model, workshops and Narradrama to assess the benefits of Drama Therapy with older adults with Parkinsons. Read more in “Designing short-term drama therapy with people who have Parkinson’s disease in Vigo, Spain” by María Luisa Mondolfi Myriam Savageand Sara Fernández-Aguayo for the Drama Therapy Review 7.1, pp 37-59, here: https://bit.ly/3knes5O Drama Therapy Review is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association or may be available through your library. #parkinsonsdisease #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreview #narradrama #depression #qualityoflife California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) North American Drama Therapy Association
Hello humans, I am wondering if anyone is planning to offer a CEU approved (NBCC, IEATA, ATCB) zoom workshop that explores the ethics of engaging with body in therapeutic community work. I would really like to participate in something related to this topic. (image of my artwork for attention. lol)
Hi everyone! I'm wondering if there is an RDT who is offering group supervision online. I'm interested :)
We hope you can join us on Thursday, August 5th, 8-9:30EST for the Alternative Training Seminar. This is an opportunity to meet students from around the world, obtain alternative training course credit and engage with a cohort to learn about drama therapy. Registration information is in link below!
Hi folks. I want to really start using drama therapy at both my day job and in private work, and am struggling with getting people on board. As soon as I say "drama" people's faces go into deer-in-headlights mode. Not just clients - colleagues too! Same reaction when I suggested using an embodied practise during a workshop we're doing at work rather than "five steps to a more resilient life!" type work. As one colleague said to me today "your drama.... embodied... whatever.... thing - sorry I meant to say magic but I just don't get it". My informal market research is telling me people have strong negative connotations with the word "drama", but even if I called it "embodied" or "expressive"... people are SO hesitant. It feels like this community just isn't open to it. Any thoughts or experiences anyone could share about moving through this stuck place would be very helpful. - A frustrated almost-finished-alt-track, wanna-be-drama-therapist talk therapist located in the CBT-saturated land of Ontario