North American Drama Therapy Association

North American Drama Therapy Association The North American Drama Therapy Association promotes the responsible practice of drama therapy in the United States and Canada. NADTA Public Relations Packet: https://www.nadta.org/assets/documents/nadta-pr-packet-2019
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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#nadtaboardbusiness Josiah and Kari tackling strategic planning at the Morning Due Café
02/08/2020

#nadtaboardbusiness Josiah and Kari tackling strategic planning at the Morning Due Café

Let's Get Messy!Do you want to support the advocacy of representation? Inclusivity? Intersectionality? Accessibility? If...
01/30/2020

Let's Get Messy!
Do you want to support the advocacy of representation? Inclusivity? Intersectionality? Accessibility? If so, we welcome you to apply for the Cultural Humility, Equity, & Diversity Committee (CHEDC). Fresh voices, fresh perspectives. We want you! For further details reach out to Adam Stevens, NADTA CHEDC Chair, at [email protected] for an application.

#NADTA
#dramatherapy
#creativeartstherapy
#creativeartstherapies
#culturalhumility
#equity
#diversity
#CHEDC

Hello NADTA Community!The Government Affairs Committee is seeking 4-5 volunteers to serve on the committee. Government A...
01/28/2020

Hello NADTA Community!
The Government Affairs Committee is seeking 4-5 volunteers to serve on the committee. Government Affairs deals with advocacy for the profession, as well as licensure and regulation. There are many pieces of legislation that we are hoping to engage with over the next two years, in many states and provinces across North America. The committee meets virtually, one time per month, for one hour. If you are interested in serving on the committee and are excited to create change in the profession, please email Mallory Minerson, Government Affairs Chair, at [email protected]

#NADTA #dramatherapy #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #governmentaffairs

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Drama Therapy Review
01/19/2020

Drama Therapy Review

In this weeks article highlight, Mallory Minerson shares a story about recovery, reclaiming, and re-entering. “Till the soil: A clinical commentary on finding metaphor and meaning in the ecotone of therapeutic gardening and drama therapy”, is a clinical commentary that explores the use of nature therapy, therapeutic gardening and drama therapy with a patient living in a forensic psychiatry setting. Follow the link to read this captivating narrative.

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Capitol Hill Management Services (CHMS) Staff Updatesfor the North American Drama Therapy AssociationFarewell to Amber L...
01/10/2020

Capitol Hill Management Services (CHMS) Staff Updates
for the North American Drama Therapy Association

Farewell to Amber Lettko
Effective January 8, 2020 Amber will be leaving CHMS and her role as NADTA Administrator. Please join us in thanking Amber for her service to the organization. Since joining the NADTA, she has proved to be an invaluable member of our family. She has worked tirelessly on many of the efforts that have moved us forward as an organization. We wish her well on her next endeavors.

A word from Amber, “It is bittersweet as I leave to take on a new career opportunity. Throughout my four years as NADTA Administrator, you have each made me feel like I was truly a part of the drama therapy community. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and I look forward to seeing how you will help shape and grow the NADTA.”

Best wishes, Amber!


Introducing CHMS Staff Resource Nicole Weijola
Nicole Weijola is an Association Manager at Capitol Hill Management Services. With over 5 years of professional work experience, Nicole has worked in the New York State Senate as well as the American Heart Association. Her experience includes: project management, event planning, website and database maintenance, electronic communications and marketing and membership relations. She prides herself on providing timely and high-quality results for all projects. She is highly motivated, action-oriented, and innovative professional who has developed excellent organizational management, communication, problem-solving, and program administration skills.

Ms. Weijola received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Public Policy and Law from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. She looks forward to formally working with NADTA’s Board of Directors, volunteers and members. Please welcome Nicole Weijola as NADTA Administrator beginning January 14, 2020.

CHMS Vice President, Thomas J. Coté, will provide interim coverage. There will be no disruption in the management of our organization.

Happy New Year! As we welcome in 2020, we celebrate the new decade by sharing with you the conference theme for the 41st...
01/09/2020

Happy New Year! As we welcome in 2020, we celebrate the new decade by sharing with you the conference theme for the 41st Annual NADTA conference, which is centered around new beginnings, and the next chapter for our profession and our organization. Please see our Call for Proposals and more info about how to submit your proposals on the conference website: https://bit.ly/36EAFmx

#NADTA2020 #dramatherapy #HappyNewYear #2020

Congratulations doesn't feel strong enough!!! Such wonderful news for our drama therapy and dance/movement therapy colle...
12/20/2019
NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

Congratulations doesn't feel strong enough!!!
Such wonderful news for our drama therapy and dance/movement therapy colleagues in New Jersey! Thank you to Governor Phil Murphy for recognizing the power of our work and the benefits of licensing providers in your state.

Our endless pride and gratitude to the NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure on this well deserved accomplishment!!!

Today, December 19, 2019 Governor Murphy Took Legislative Action and Signed Bill A1220 w/GR “Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act” into LAW!

We appreciate everyone’s ongoing support; we will keep you informed as the journey towards state license unfolds.

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20191219b.shtml

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure
12/18/2019

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

The NJ Drama and Dance/Movement Therapy Licensing Act successfully passed the Senate, 32 – 5!

It now awaits Governor Murphy’s signature to become law!

Please take a minute to contact the Governor’s office via phone and email, letting him know YOU support bill A1220 w/GR – 1R / S675 and want him to sign it TODAY.

To Email: [email protected]
To Call: Governor Murphy’s office: 609-292-6000 or 609-777-2500

Please share with everyone; you don’t need to live in New Jersey to have your voice heard.

The NJ Drama Therapy & Dance/Movement Therapy Licensure Task Force is grateful for your consistent support throughout this journey.

THANK YOU!

We have a 2020 budget!   #nadtaboardbusiness
12/09/2019

We have a 2020 budget! #nadtaboardbusiness

The NADTA has been made aware that a bill has been proposed in the state of Ohio regarding art and music therapy licensu...
12/06/2019

The NADTA has been made aware that a bill has been proposed in the state of Ohio regarding art and music therapy licensure!
We are seeking drama therapists, especially those located in Ohio, to support us in researching ways to educate about and advocate for drama therapy in the state of Ohio! If you are interested, please contact Government Affairs Chair Mallory Minerson at [email protected]!
Additionally, if you are aware of or interested in creative arts therapies licensure efforts in your state or province, please reach out to Mallory!
Please stay tuned for other ways to support this effort!

#NADTA
#dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs
#creativeartstherapy
#creativeartstherapies

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure
12/06/2019

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

CALL to ACTION from the NJ Drama Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy Licensure Task Force

To Drama Therapists, Dance/Movement Therapists, and all Supporters, wherever you are located:


The Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act passed the Assembly, and now needs to be voted on in the Senate.


We are seeking your help, once again, with our efforts to create a NJ state license for Drama Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy. Together, we can make this happen!

We need your voices to be heard, as we urge Senate President Sweeney to place our bill the agenda of the State Senate for a vote on DECEMBER 16.

We ask that you kindly call and email Senator Sweeney Requesting Bill A1220 w/GR – 1R / S675 be placed on the Senate Floor for a Vote on December 16th.

Call 856-251-9801, or 856-339-0808 and state that you are calling to Request that Bill A1220 w/GR – 1R / S675, Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act be placed on the Senate Floor for a Vote on December 16th.


Also we ask to please send an email to Senate President Sweeney. His email address is [email protected]. *Make the subject of the email: “Requesting Bill A1220 w/GR – 1R / S675 be placed on the Senate Floor for Vote on December 16th.
Fill in the blanks of the email template below, or use it as a model for your own email, and sign it with your contact info.

Ask your friends and family to write and call Senator Sweeney as well, even if they do not live in NJ.

Please contact your NJ task force at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.


Also consider liking our page on Facebook for updates: https://m.facebook.com/NJ-Drama-Dance-Movement-Therapy-Taskforce-on-Licensure-1128941780572040/


Thank you for taking action NOW!

Sincerely,

NJ Drama Therapy & Dance/Movement Licensure Task Force


Email Template: ____________________________________________________________

Senator Sweeney,

My name is __________________and I am a (dance/movement therapist, or drama therapist, or Supporter). I live in ___________________.

I am writing to respectfully bring your attention to Bill A1220 w/GR – 1R /S675, the Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act.

It is urgent that this bill continue on, to become law.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would help move this important process forward, and place Bill A1220 w/GR - 1R / S675 on the agenda of the Senate floor for a vote on DECEMBER 16.

The Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act will ensure that the most vulnerable citizens in the state, including Veterans, those with Alzheimer’s, developmental disabilities or Autism, and those who suffer from Domestic Violence, child abuse, or substance abuse, will be protected from unlicensed and untrained practitioners. Drama therapists and Dance/Movement therapists are masters’ level mental health clinicians, highly skilled and trained to treat those most in need.

There is a great need for Drama Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy in New Jersey within schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, domestic violence agencies, day treatment programs, and programs for children with special needs. This bill being moved forward into law will make these services more accessible and assure that the client receives treatment by an appropriately trained professional.

Thank you for your time and attention to this very important matter; and for insuring that Bill A1220 wGR – 1R /S675 is placed on the Senate Floor for Vote on December 16.

Sincerely,

(Your name)

(Your Address & Contact Info)

Diversity Dialogue brought to you by your NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee...Queer Disruptions of...
12/03/2019

Diversity Dialogue brought to you by your NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee...

Queer Disruptions of White Supremacy Through 🌈👻 🦄 👾❤️✊️

TONIGHT!!!
8 PM EST/5 PMPST
Facilitated by Roxy Schoenfeld and Truc Nguyen

ABOUT THE CALL:
How does our relationship to queerness affect our relationship to white supremacy and the intersections of our identity? In this call, we will be exploring queerness as an access point to deconstructing white supremacy.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy/nadta-news/Queer_Disruptions_of_White_Supremacy.html

Diversity Dialogue brought to you by your NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee...Queer Disruptions of...
11/26/2019

Diversity Dialogue brought to you by your NADTA Cultural Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee...

Queer Disruptions of White Supremacy Through 🌈👻 🦄 👾❤️✊️

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8 PM EST/5 PMPST
Facilitated by Roxy Schoenfeld and Truc Nguyen

ABOUT THE CALL:
How does our relationship to queerness affect our relationship to white supremacy and the intersections of our identity? In this call, we will be exploring queerness as an access point to deconstructing white supremacy.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.nadta.org/what-is-drama-therapy/nadta-news/Queer_Disruptions_of_White_Supremacy.html

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11/25/2019

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Thank you all supporters, your voice truly matters! The Drama and Dance/Movement Therapy Licensure Act passed through the assembly 64 to 9!
Please stay tuned to how you can continue to help to move this bill into Law!

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure
11/23/2019
NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

VOTE 🗳 YES!

To Everyone and Anyone living in NJ:

We need your help once again! Please click the link below to you ask NJ Assembly representatives to vote yes when the Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act (A1220) comes up for a vote on Monday, November 25th.

*** CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEND YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT QUICKLY AND EASILY:

It will take less than 2 minutes of your time and help many for a lifetime.

http://artpridenj.nonprofitsoapbox.com/dramatherapy-nov25

AND PLEASE CONSIDER SHARING TO RESIDENTS OF NJ!

Thank you for taking action NOW!
The NJ Drama Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy Licensure Task Force

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure
11/23/2019
NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

Dearest Friends in NEW JERSEY.

We need your help TODAY in requesting that your assembly members “VOTE YES for the DRAMA THERAPISTS and DANCE & MOVEMENT THERAPISTS LICENSING ACT (A1220 w/GR-1R/S675) on Monday Nov. 25th.” See link below to find your assembly members.

Thank you so very much. We truly appreciate your tolerating all the requests for help. After this we only have the Senate. Governor Murphy has stated that with his recommended changes, that are included in the bill, he will sign it!

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp

In Gratitude ❤️

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology relat...
11/21/2019

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology related to credentials! This will soon be available in full on the NADTA website as well.

#NADTA
#Dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology relat...
11/21/2019

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology related to credentials! This will soon be available in full on the NADTA website as well.

#NADTA
#Dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology relat...
11/21/2019

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology related to credentials! This will soon be available in full on the NADTA website as well.

#NADTA
#Dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology relat...
11/21/2019

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology related to credentials! This will soon be available in full on the NADTA website as well.

#NADTA
#Dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology relat...
11/21/2019

As launched at #NADTA40, here is your new Credential Infographic, designed to help you unravel all the terminology related to credentials! This will soon be available in full on the NADTA website as well.

#NADTA
#Dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs

In June 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives included instructions for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Dep...
11/21/2019

In June 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives included instructions for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to increase support for creative arts therapies within both departments. However, in order for these instructions to be enacted, the U.S. Senate must also agree to this language. Will you take two minutes nowto contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to support the House-approved provision? New increased support for these programs is vital to continue these efforts. Follow this link to send a message to your Senator.

[ https://www.artsactionfund.org/action-center?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f67430%2frespond ]( https://www.artsactionfund.org/action-center?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f67430%2frespond )[ ]( https://www.artsactionfund.org/action-center?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f67430%2frespond )

#NADTA
#dramatherapy
#governmentaffairs
#creativeartstherapy
#creativeartstherapies

11/20/2019
NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure

Good news and urgent support needed from the NJ Drama & Dance-Movement Therapy Taskforce on Licensure!!!

#NADTA
#dramatherapy
#creativeartstherapies

Good news The Drama and Dance/Movement Therapy Licensing Bill is on the agenda for assembly’s vote on Monday November 25th. Please contact your assembly legislators urging them to vote yes. Keep following us for ways you can help. Thank you for all your support your voice matters.

During the 2019 Conference's Membership Meeting & Luncheon 2 changes to our bylaws were recommended by the NADTA Board. ...
11/20/2019

During the 2019 Conference's Membership Meeting & Luncheon 2 changes to our bylaws were recommended by the NADTA Board. If you did not vote at that time or were not able to attend, please check your email to cast your vote. In order to vote, you must be a member in good standing of the North American Drama Therapy Association.

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Interested in how theatre-based processes can be used in psychotherapy, supervision, and to support growth and change? #DramaTherapy As Performance is a bold new stage and film series that begins this Feb 4-9! See live demonstrations of #rolemethod and #developmentaltransformations presented by our wonderful community of drama therapists. For more information and to get tickets: https://bit.ly/2NLZzJl
OK, drama therapists! Last call to action. If anyone wants to buy a pack of Intersectional Feminist DT stickers to support the NATIVE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, send me a message via comments below and we can arrange payment/postage. $10 per pack of 4 stickers.
I met or heard from some of you at this weekend's NADTA conference that you're in private practice and aren't in the group I created for creative arts therapists in private practice. I'd love to have you join this friendly, helpful, and wise community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/catsinprivatepractice/
Such Wonderful colleagues
Hello, Looking for a job where you can do dramatherapy? Moline, IL Camelot Therapeutic Day School has therapist openings. You must have a clinical license that can be transferred to Illinois but our school is very open to all expressive arts. The caseload is about 20-30 students that you would see for individual and groups. PM me for questions about position!
Hello all creative healers. I am reaching out to invite any folks needing to complete or interested in participaing in a course about the foundations of Drama Therapy to check out an upcoming Principles of Drama Therapy course I'm offering in the fall. This course has the options of attending on-line over zoom or in-person and has the option of attending some classess or the full course. Many have already registered so save your space by registering here:
Greetings everyone. I'm currently looking for a national association that works specifically with clients having intellectual/developmental disabilities. It would be great if this association includes a variety of creative arts therapeutic means (in addition to drama therapy). I've looked online and cannot find any organization for this population (again, that's professionally therapeutic). Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Hello there my name is Alix Harrow. I am a Dramatherapist in the UK. I have written a Behavioural Model of Dramatherapy and would like to introduce myself to you. I am planning on doing some online lectures about this via Zoom and wondered if you would be interested? (I am moving quite slowly with this. If you want to check out my books they are available for free @ https://independent.academia.edu/ALIXHARROW Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JS1LeMKjZmmCqRJBREHDvR This is a link to the Behavoural Model Dth group ..... I will be posting in this place about where the first meeting will be whether that be an online event or a face to face meeting. I am going to source out some potential venues in the coming week. Its happening oh my ......... Love Alix
Hello there my name is Alix Harrow. I am a Dramatherapist in the UK. I have written a Behavioural Model of Dramatherapy and would like to introduce myself to you. I am planning on doing some online lectures about this via Zoom and wondered if you would be interested? (I am moving quite slowly with this) as I am quite nervous ........ If you want to check out my books they are available for free @ https://independent.academia.edu/ALIXHARROW Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JS1LeMKjZmmCqRJBREHDvR This is a link to the Behavoural Model Dth group ..... I will be posting in this place about where the first meeting will be whether that be an online event or a face to face meeting. I am going to source out some potential venues in the coming week. Its happening oh my ......... Love Alix x
Hola a todos! Interested in volunteering as a drama therapist in a beautiful, tropical Latin American country with a challenging target group? I currently work as a voluntary drama therapist at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras. Today is my '6-months-anniversary' and I can tell you that it's a very intense, but incredibly enriching and valuable experience! Interested in becoming my colleague/follow-up? 👉 https://www.nph.org/opportunities Feliz día! 🎭 Astrid Oppeel
Therapists and helping professionals, Exciting news! We will be teaching an online version of our workshop “Healing Shame in Inner Children—and Actual Children” on 4 Fridays: May 17 & 31 and June 7 & 14, from 10am to 1:30pm Pacific Time using the Zoom platform. This workshop has no prerequisites. CE credits are available for live participation. Register now! Space is limited. For full details and registration, visit: https://healingshame.com/new-events/2018/12/1/healing-shame-in-inner-children-and-actual-children-x7agp Please let your colleagues know about this powerful workshop!