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

Operating as usual

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

Congratulations, NJ Taskforce! First meeting of the Board of Creative Arts and Activities Therapies is scheduled for Aug...
08/15/2021
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Congratulations, NJ Taskforce! First meeting of the Board of Creative Arts and Activities Therapies is scheduled for August 17th!

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

07/14/2021

The NADTA Nominating Committee is still seeking nominees for Treasurer and President for the 2021-2023 NADTA Board.

For the position of President, we are opting to open up the endorsement process for this position to ANY current RDT whose membership is in good standing (meaning: up to date and active, with no pending ethics investigations).  Our hope is to cast a wider net for strong applicants to lead our organization in the coming term.  We are taking this opportunity to “think outside the box” and invite different voices to the table.

Please reach out to the Nominating Committee directly if you are interested in these roles.  We are hoping to solidify a ballot within a week for all of our other roles so we can set up the election process for next month, but will keep our search for a nominee for President open until 7/26/21.

We can be reached directly as individuals, or as a group, via email at [email protected].

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTABoardBusiness

The North American Drama Therapy Association stands against antisemitism. We make this statement in response to the rece...
07/02/2021

The North American Drama Therapy Association stands against antisemitism. We make this statement in response to the recent resurgence of antisemitic incidents and rhetoric in North America and internationally. We call upon our  community members to challenge the silence surrounding the current wave of antisemitism and stand with the Jewish community in solidarity.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy
#CHEDC #CulturalHumility #Equity #Diversity #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

The North American Drama Therapy Association stands against antisemitism. We make this statement in response to the recent resurgence of antisemitic incidents and rhetoric in North America and internationally. We call upon our  community members to challenge the silence surrounding the current wave of antisemitism and stand with the Jewish community in solidarity.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy
#CHEDC #CulturalHumility #Equity #Diversity #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

The NADTA stands in solidarity with the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada in the acknowledgment of July ...
07/01/2021

The NADTA stands in solidarity with the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada in the acknowledgment of July 1st, Canada Day, 2021 as a day of mourning and reckoning. 

“It’s not just a part of who we are as survivors --
it’s a part of who we are as a nation.” - The Honourable Murray Sinclair

The recent and ongoing discoveries of over 1,000 children’s bodies in unmarked graves at the sites of former Residential Schools in Canada is appalling, and should not go unnoticed by our association. 
These discoveries resurface and reignite trauma, pain and intergenerational wounds for all Indigenous people of Canada, Residential School Survivors, Families, and prompts reflection for all Canadians.

Please see the forth-coming Statement of Solidarity for more and ways to engage in this repair and healing.

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTACanadianRegion #NADTAGovernmentAffairs
#DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

#everychildmatters #indigenous #orangeforcanadaday #truthandreconciliation

The NADTA stands in solidarity with the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada in the acknowledgment of July 1st, Canada Day, 2021 as a day of mourning and reckoning. 

“It’s not just a part of who we are as survivors --
it’s a part of who we are as a nation.” - The Honourable Murray Sinclair

The recent and ongoing discoveries of over 1,000 children’s bodies in unmarked graves at the sites of former Residential Schools in Canada is appalling, and should not go unnoticed by our association. 
These discoveries resurface and reignite trauma, pain and intergenerational wounds for all Indigenous people of Canada, Residential School Survivors, Families, and prompts reflection for all Canadians.

Please see the forth-coming Statement of Solidarity for more and ways to engage in this repair and healing.

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTACanadianRegion #NADTAGovernmentAffairs
#DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

#everychildmatters #indigenous #orangeforcanadaday #truthandreconciliation

June is PRIDE month for the LGBTQQIAP2S+ community. LGBTQQIAP2S+ individuals are more likely to experience depression, s...
06/29/2021

June is PRIDE month for the LGBTQQIAP2S+ community. LGBTQQIAP2S+ individuals are more likely to experience depression, suicidality, and trauma, and to therefore be in need of mental health services. The North American Drama Therapy Association recognizes that this past year has had a lot of ups and downs for the community, and is committed to standing in solidarity with its LGBTQQIAP2S+ membership, as well as the clients we serve. LGBTQQIAP2S+ rights are human rights. 2021 has seen more anti-trans legislation in the US than ever before, and it is so important to stand in solidarity with trans and gender expansive individuals everywhere. The NADTA stands in proud support of LGBTQQIAP2S+ rights, now and in the future!

Please view your emails, as well as the website (coming shortly!) to view the full Statement for Protections for LGBTQQIAP2S+ Communities.
https://www.nadta.org/about-nadta/diversity/position-statements.html

#Pride #LoveIsLove #NADTA #DramaTherapy #CHED #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

June is PRIDE month for the LGBTQQIAP2S+ community. LGBTQQIAP2S+ individuals are more likely to experience depression, suicidality, and trauma, and to therefore be in need of mental health services. The North American Drama Therapy Association recognizes that this past year has had a lot of ups and downs for the community, and is committed to standing in solidarity with its LGBTQQIAP2S+ membership, as well as the clients we serve. LGBTQQIAP2S+ rights are human rights. 2021 has seen more anti-trans legislation in the US than ever before, and it is so important to stand in solidarity with trans and gender expansive individuals everywhere. The NADTA stands in proud support of LGBTQQIAP2S+ rights, now and in the future!

Please view your emails, as well as the website (coming shortly!) to view the full Statement for Protections for LGBTQQIAP2S+ Communities.
https://www.nadta.org/about-nadta/diversity/position-statements.html

#Pride #LoveIsLove #NADTA #DramaTherapy #CHED #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

06/28/2021
memorialhermann.org

On behalf of member Peyton Welch, we're excited to share two articles published in the Memorial Hermann Cancer Journal's Spring 2021 issue, highlighting his own experience as a cancer thriver (pg. 28), and his use of drama therapy to support cancer thrivers and their families in the Greater Houston area, at the Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center of Memorial Hermann Hospital (pg. 4).

Congratulations, Peyton, and thanks for sharing these articles with us!

Members are always welcome to share ways their work has been recognized and featured in their communities- we are happy to share and celebrate it! Please email [email protected].

https://memorialhermann.org/-/media/memorial-hermann/org/files/specialties/cancer/cancer-journal-spring-2021.ashx

Check your email for LOTS of information about #NADTA2021, including the theme and how to submit your proposals for post...
06/23/2021

Check your email for LOTS of information about #NADTA2021, including the theme and how to submit your proposals for poster sessions and performances!

The submission form will only be open for 3 weeks, so be sure to get your proposals in ASAP.

#conference #dramatherapy #NADTA

Check your email for LOTS of information about #NADTA2021, including the theme and how to submit your proposals for poster sessions and performances!

The submission form will only be open for 3 weeks, so be sure to get your proposals in ASAP.

#conference #dramatherapy #NADTA

The deadline for submitting endorsements is EXTENDED to Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.  We need your voice on th...
06/22/2021

The deadline for submitting endorsements is EXTENDED to Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.  We need your voice on the next NADTA Board, so submit an endorsement today! 

#dramatherapy #NADTA #boardbusiness

The deadline for submitting endorsements is EXTENDED to Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.  We need your voice on the next NADTA Board, so submit an endorsement today! 

#dramatherapy #NADTA #boardbusiness

06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth!

We recognize that on this day in 1865, months after the Emancipation Proclamation is signed, enslaved Black people in Texas finally learn about it when Union troops arrive and tell them that the Confederacy lost the Civil War.

While this is a time of celebration, we must also acknowledge and hold the continued struggle. While certain freedoms have been won, liberation work and decolonization must be ongoing! Shackles both mentally and physically may have been removed from descendants of the African diaspora back in 1865, but we must grapple with the fact that those chains continue to exist both literally and metaphorically today. We must recognize the ways in which we are holders of these chains and how we individually and collectively as an organization perpetuate white supremacy.

Today and everyday, we must highlight ugly truths such as living in a society that will acknowledge Juneteenth as a federal holiday, paying folx to have a day off to clap for progress as a means of distraction while laws are passed to ban true American history from classrooms and to hide the fact that this country refuses to pass an anti-lynching bill in 2021.

With these ugly truths also comes beauty. Beauty in the form of resistance. Beauty in the form of Black souls resting and finding joy today. Beauty in reparation, acknowledging, crediting, and supporting Black folx.

Join us in actively engaging in this complexity today!

#Juneteenth #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BlackExcellence #BlackJoy #DramaTherapy #NADTA #CHEDC #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

Pronoun discussion has been prominent as of late. The NADTA aims to respect all pronouns. Got a question about someone’s...
06/19/2021

Pronoun discussion has been prominent as of late. The NADTA aims to respect all pronouns. Got a question about someone’s? Ask them!

#Pride #LoveIsLove #NADTA #DramaTherapy #CHED #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

Pronoun discussion has been prominent as of late. The NADTA aims to respect all pronouns. Got a question about someone’s? Ask them!

#Pride #LoveIsLove #NADTA #DramaTherapy #CHED #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

Day 1 | RUPTURE | A Night of Playback Theatre Thursday, June 17 | 8-10pm EST / 7-9pm CST / 5-7pm PSTThe first night will...
06/16/2021

Day 1 | RUPTURE | A Night of Playback Theatre

Thursday, June 17 | 8-10pm EST / 7-9pm CST / 5-7pm PST

The first night will focus on the ruptures that have performed within the NADTA community for over 40 years. We use Playback Theatre to expand upon capacity for insight and reflection. We enter into this work through an intersectional lens to allow members of all identities to feel seen and heard.

Big Apple Playback Players: David Brandon Ross, Lynn Hodeib, Ricardo Pérez González, Shawnee R. Benton, Mizuho Kanazawa, and Christine Witmer Powers

Day 2 | REPAIR | A Night of Theatre of the Oppressed
Friday, June 18 | 8-10pm EST / 7-9pm CST / 5-7pm PST

The second night will focus on repair using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Together we will embody concrete, tangible steps for our community to take an ACTIVE approach in co-creating the organization we wish to see.

Facilitators: Jasmin Cardenas & Lorena Elizondo

Day 3 | ACCESS | A Conversation about Accessibility
Saturday, June 19 | 12-2pm EST/ 11am-1pm CST / 9am-11am PST

The third day, Access, will focus on broadening the scope of diversity, equity and inclusion to consider their intersectional sister need of access, the Disability Justice Affinity Group will gather to discuss access needs in communications, education, participation in NADTA-sponsored events.

Facilitators: Rosimar Hernandez, Dana Sayre, and Maria Hodermarska

Register here:

https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSkCQsJF275UVD0

06/16/2021

Day 1 | RUPTURE | A Night of Playback Theatre

Thursday, June 17 | 8-10pm EST / 7-9pm CST / 5-7pm PST

The first night will focus on the ruptures that have performed within the NADTA community for over 40 years. We use Playback Theatre to expand upon capacity for insight and reflection. We enter into this work through an intersectional lens to allow members of all identities to feel seen and heard.

Big Apple Playback Players: David Brandon Ross, Lynn Hodeib, Ricardo Pérez González, Shawnee R. Benton, Mizuho Kanazawa, and Christine Witmer Powers

Day 2 | REPAIR | A Night of Theatre of the Oppressed
Friday, June 18 | 8-10pm EST / 7-9pm CST / 5-7pm PST

The second night will focus on repair using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Together we will embody concrete, tangible steps for our community to take an ACTIVE approach in co-creating the organization we wish to see.

Facilitators: Jasmin Cardenas & Lorena Elizondo

Day 3 | ACCESS | A Conversation about Accessibility
Saturday, June 19 | 12-2pm EST/ 11am-1pm CST / 9am-11am PST

The third day, Access, will focus on broadening the scope of diversity, equity and inclusion to consider their intersectional sister need of access, the Disability Justice Affinity Group will gather to discuss access needs in communications, education, participation in NADTA-sponsored events.

Facilitators: Rosimar Hernandez, Dana Sayre, and Maria Hodermarska

Register here:

https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSkCQsJF275UVD0

Are you interested in helping to make positive changes within the drama therapy community?  Do you have ideas about how ...
06/15/2021

Are you interested in helping to make positive changes within the drama therapy community? Do you have ideas about how the NADTA can make changes to support our members now and in the future.

Please consider endorsing a potential nominee (either yourself, or someone else with their permission!) for a position on the next Board of Directors.

https://nadta.memberclicks.net/endorsement-form-for-2021-2023-nadta-board-of-directors

All endorsements MUST be submitted NO LATER THAN

Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.

Email the Nominating Committee with any questions! [email protected].

#NADTA #Dramatherapy
#NADTABoardBusiness

Are you interested in helping to make positive changes within the drama therapy community? Do you have ideas about how the NADTA can make changes to support our members now and in the future.

Please consider endorsing a potential nominee (either yourself, or someone else with their permission!) for a position on the next Board of Directors.

https://nadta.memberclicks.net/endorsement-form-for-2021-2023-nadta-board-of-directors

All endorsements MUST be submitted NO LATER THAN

Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.

Email the Nominating Committee with any questions! [email protected].

#NADTA #Dramatherapy
#NADTABoardBusiness

An opportunity to get involved with the Drama Therapy Review!
06/14/2021

An opportunity to get involved with the Drama Therapy Review!

DTR’s Editorial Team seeks an organized, resourceful person with a passion for drama therapy literature, research, and performance to join our team as the new Book + Performance Reviews Editor!

Responsibilities include:
-Keeping track of new book titles and performances in the field
-Building and maintaining relationships with publishers
-Procuring books to be reviewed
-Cultivating a list of books and performances to be reviewed
-Maintaining an ongoing list of potential reviewers for books and performances
-Offering editorial guidance and mentoring regarding reviews
-Timely coordination of reviews for each issue
-Regular communication with DTR’s Editorial Team comprised of the Principal Editor, Associate and Managing Editors, and Communications liaison.

The Books + Performance Reviews Editor reports directly to the Managing Editor, Angelle Cook. This is a volunteer position.

Deadline for submissions July 15th, 2021.

Applicants, please send a cover letter and resume to Nisha Sajnani, Editor: [email protected]

Recognizing our q***r history is important. The NADTA honors Marsha P. Johnson and Slyvia Rivera, BIPOC trans women who ...
06/12/2021

Recognizing our q***r history is important. The NADTA honors Marsha P. Johnson and Slyvia Rivera, BIPOC trans women who were leaders in the Pride Movement. Together, these formidable women founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, a group devoted to supporting homeless young trans women, drag queens, and gay youth.

#Transgender #Trans #TransRightsAreHumanRights #MarshaPJohnson #SlyviaRivera #BIPOCQUEER

#Pride #LoveIsLove #NADTA #DramaTherapy #CHED #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

Recognizing our q***r history is important. The NADTA honors Marsha P. Johnson and Slyvia Rivera, BIPOC trans women who were leaders in the Pride Movement. Together, these formidable women founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, a group devoted to supporting homeless young trans women, drag queens, and gay youth.

#Transgender #Trans #TransRightsAreHumanRights #MarshaPJohnson #SlyviaRivera #BIPOCQUEER

#Pride #LoveIsLove #NADTA #DramaTherapy #CHED #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

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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
I feel like I am having a crisis of faith after getting my RDT and trying to take the next step on my career path. What I am currently struggling with: I don't want to create a "treatment plan" to help individuals with mental health "disorders" be more functional/productive in participating in late capitalism. I want to build an authentic relationship with an individual who is on a journey of self-discovery, and help them access the internal AND EXTERNAL supports they need in order to self-actualize and have the life they want to live, which includes disability accommodations, social justice work, and often healing unprocessed trauma. Have I ended up in the wrong profession?
European Federation of Dramatherapy conference May7-8 , yup- Friday and Saturday. Was slated to be in Prague now on Zoom
We are pleased to announce a new opportunity to meet students from around the world, obtain alternative training course credit and engage with a cohort to learn about drama therapy . . . . .
IntegralTherapy offers “Time In”. Facilitators: Jaye Moyer LCSW-TEP and Jacquie Siroka LCSW-TEP. In our "Time In" sessions we create a holding environment that encourages and supports connection with self and others. In each meeting, we offer a new investigation and reflection. We weave meditation, group process and experiential investigation. March 14th: What interferes with compassion for the self? Compassion is a response to suffering. What interferes is that we have not learned how to relate and accept our vulnerability. Meet us online via Zoom, Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, ET. If you are interested and would like to drop in, shoot us an email. We'll send you an invitation and a reminder that morning before we start. As always - an open mind and a desire to experience is all the expertise we require. These "Time In" afternoons are offered in the tradition of “Dana”. We gladly receive what is freely given. We have added an additional offering for those who wish to earn CE credits.* CE participants will meet with facilitators for an additional ½ hour to integrate learning objectives Learning objectives for CE training include: I. Identity the narratives and feelings that interfere with compassion for self. 2. Describe the holding environment and its relationship to compassion. (CE credits require separate registration and fee.) Contact [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also visit us www.JayeMoyer.com or www.IntegralTherapy.net . We hope to see you there. Friends are welcome too! Coming April 11th: “The power of listening” Listening can be the gateway to intimacy with our inner life and each other. *Sociometric Institute, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social worker #0268, mental health counselors #MHC -0096 and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0046.
Hi all! I am on the state board for the NY chapter of the International Thespian Society. We are having a conference for middle and highschool students and teachers from across the state April 24th and 25th. We are offering 50 American dollars for an hour long virtual workshop and DESPERATELY need drama therapists to offer interventions for these pandemic-weary theatre people. This is an awesome opportunity to get your name out there AND a perfect way to plant the seeds that will become budding drama therapists. I would be happy to discuss details. The form is due the 25th AKA in 3 days. SURPRISE! The form is pretty vague so you don't need a lesson plan, just a fully formed idea. THANK YOU!
When we can lessen our reactivity, there is more room to live from our hearts. In our "Time In" sessions we create a holding environment that encourages and supports connection with self and others. In each meeting, we offer a new investigation and reflection. We weave meditation, group process and experiential investigation. 1. February 14th: Diminishing re-activity. First, we must notice! We become curious and more familiar with what triggers our reactivity. We bring a deliberate intention to notice our reactivity and orient toward settling and grounding so that we don’t cause more trouble for ourselves and others. Meet us online via Zoom, Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, ET. If you are interested and would like to drop in, shoot us an email. We'll send you an invitation and a reminder half an hour before we start. As always - an open mind and a desire to experience is all the expertise we require. (CP and PAT and CE credits will be available for a fee. CE credits require separate registration and fee.) Contact [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also visit us www.JayeMoyer.com or www.IntegralTherapy.net. We hope to see you there. Friends are welcome too! These "Time In" afternoons are offered in the tradition of “Dana”. We gladly receive what is freely offered.
I'm looking for therapists interested in forming a supervision group for those serving seniors, or populations with similar needs. This can include DTs and all CATs. Thanks.