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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Consider nominating a colleague for an NADTA Award for 2020! 💫 Awards are a wonderful way to recognize those who have ma...
04/23/2020

Consider nominating a colleague for an NADTA Award for 2020! 💫 Awards are a wonderful way to recognize those who have made an important contribution to the profession of drama therapy. Please use our survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MKL2B6Y) to nominate someone today! Deadline is May 15 ✅

Enjoy this inspiring testimonial from Sherry Diamond after receiving the NADTA service award: “The Service Award was always my favorite award to present, so receiving it was particularly special. It was also unsettling to be acknowledged for something that felt so natural and right. NADTA is a giving community. Countless members give thanklessly and quietly of their time because they want to, they can, and because they love what they do. I was no exception. To be "seen" by one's community though; I had not anticipated the depth of grace and gratitude that attended to that moment. I am forever appreciative and proud to belong to NADTA.”

Please consider nominating someone for the NADTA service award today!

#nadtaboardbusiness - holding our weekly office call earlier this week
04/17/2020

#nadtaboardbusiness - holding our weekly office call earlier this week

There couldn't be a better time for this issue!
04/17/2020

There couldn't be a better time for this issue!

Drama Therapy Review is pleased to announce the release of a special issue focused on the intersection of drama therapy and technology. While this special issue was planned before the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, its release could not come at a more critical time as drama therapists and students adjust to the global shift online. This special issue contributes further research to the rapidly moving conversation on digital mental health interventions. The editorial is available open-access and the full issue is free to subscribers and members of the North American Drama Therapy Association. To access: https://www.intellectbooks.com/drama-therapy-review

Drama Therapy Review
04/15/2020

Drama Therapy Review

Erinn Webbs article “Pocket play: Playful persona as an approach to stress-reduction in an elementary school program” is the highlight of the week! The article presents case examples of brief drama therapeutic interventions in a school-based program called ALIVE. Follow the link to explore the type of persona, qualities and skills cultivated by a counsellor in the ALIVE program, with comparison to medical clowns working in hospitals, pointing out the commonalities, differences and challenges involved. Drama Therapy Review is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association.

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The Education Chair, in light of the HBCU Initiative's mission and its support of the Boris L. Henson Foundation (BLHF) ...
04/14/2020

The Education Chair, in light of the HBCU Initiative's mission and its support of the Boris L. Henson Foundation (BLHF) through the NADTA, recognizes that a disproportionate number of Black and Brown people are being adversely affected by COVID-19. We are providing licensed drama therapists information about the foundation and its criteria to register and join in providing free counseling to Black and Brown identifying people. Additionally, there is the opportunity to be listed as a provider in other categories of service as helping professionals on the foundation's website. All pertinent information is included below. Orientation webinars are happening immediately.

The Education Chair, in light of the HBCU Initiative's mission and its support of the Boris L. Henson Foundation (BLHF) through the NADTA, recognizes that a disproportionate number of Black and Brown people are being adversely affected by COVID-19. We are providing licensed drama therapists information about the foundation and its criteria to register and join in providing free counseling to Black and Brown identifying people. Additionally, there is the opportunity to be listed as a provider in other categories of service as helping professionals on the foundation's website. All pertinent information is included below. Orientation webinars are happening immediately.

https://borislhensonfoundation.org/provider-service-availability-and-agreement/

Please see your email for an invitation from Mikayla Mak Morin, an NYU drama therapy graduate student conducting their m...
04/10/2020

Please see your email for an invitation from Mikayla Mak Morin, an NYU drama therapy graduate student conducting their master's thesis, inviting members of our community to complete a survey on drama therapy and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

The Board of the North American Drama Therapy Association encourages a culture of inquiry and, from time to time, gives permission for researchers to send messages to NADTA membership in support of ongoing research in the field. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact: [email protected]

#NADTA #dramatherapy #dramatherapyreseach #NADTAStudents

Drama Therapy Review
04/05/2020

Drama Therapy Review

Oh Myo Kim and Amy Mihyang Ginther are the authors of the article highlight for the week. “‘I Am Who I Am- ’: Archetypal drama therapy workshops for Asian American adoptees” examines four workshops based on drama therapy techniques focusing on archetypal journeys for adopted individuals. Follow the link to learn more about the benefits of using their body and voice, the power of incorporating Korean language and the meaningfulness of having an ‘all-adoptee space’. This publication is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association.

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COVID-19 Update: Self Care for Drama Therapists - https://mailchi.mp/866c47926b37/covid-19-update-self-care-for-therapis...
04/03/2020

COVID-19 Update: Self Care for Drama Therapists - https://mailchi.mp/866c47926b37/covid-19-update-self-care-for-therapists

Strategies for self care for drama therapists, as well as links to previous statements, and ways to help.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #dramatherapists #iamadramatherapist #wearedramatherapists #covidcoping

Photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash

#NADTAMembership recognizes the gravity of the global health crisis and extends wishes of safety and good health to all....
04/01/2020

#NADTAMembership recognizes the gravity of the global health crisis and extends wishes of safety and good health to all. While the launch of the 2020 Membership Survey comes at a time of profound uncertainty, it also offers us an opportunity to sink deep into our sense of community as drama therapists.

In conjunction with #CHEDC and the #NADTA #HBCU Initiative Committee, the Annual Membership Survey looks to gather essential information about our demographics. Who are we? And who might we become over time?

Deadline for completion: April 30, 2020

You could win 50% off registration to #NADTA2020!

See your email for more information and for the link to the survey, or click here:
https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0W7riKsXnZlbUx

#dramatherapy #dramatherapists #iamadramatherapist #wearedramatherapists

Today is the day! This is your LAST chance to submit a proposal for the annual conference, taking place in November. Now...
03/31/2020

Today is the day! This is your LAST chance to submit a proposal for the annual conference, taking place in November. Now, more than ever, our community needs your creativity, your perspective, your wisdom. Don't miss the deadline!

#NADTA2020 #DramaTherapyConference #NADTAConference #DramaTherapy #NADTA

The final deadline for #NADTA2020 submissions is tomorrow! Send in your ideas for workshops or poster sessions, and for ...
03/30/2020

The final deadline for #NADTA2020 submissions is tomorrow! Send in your ideas for workshops or poster sessions, and for in-person, online, or hybrid offerings!

#dramatherapy #conference #NADTA

Only 2 days left to submit your NADTA2020 conference proposals. Whether your proposal isvirtual, in-person or a hybrid o...
03/30/2020

Only 2 days left to submit your NADTA2020 conference proposals. Whether your proposal is
virtual, in-person or a hybrid of both we’re excited to see what the next act in drama therapy is for you! Deadline is March 31st.

#NADTAConference #NADTA2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy
#DramaTherapyConference

The show must go on! Here is the NADTA conference planning team hard at work, and playing with social distancing and mas...
03/29/2020

The show must go on! Here is the NADTA conference planning team hard at work, and playing with social distancing and masking! Don't forget that the deadline for proposals is Tuesday 3/31!

#NADTA #NADTA2020 #Dramatherapy #DramaTherapists #DramaTherapyConference #annualconference

This is your NADTA Annual Conference Committee with a friendly reminder. The 2020 NADTA Conference is still set to be he...
03/28/2020

This is your NADTA Annual Conference Committee with a friendly reminder. The 2020 NADTA Conference is still set to be held November 5-8, 2020 and we can't wait to receive your
proposals!

Submit by March 31, 2020.

#NADTAConference #NADTA2020 #NADTA
#DramaTherapy #DramaTherapyConference

03/26/2020

At a time when community matters more than ever, NADTA Membership offers an opportunity to search for and connect with other drama therapists.

Looking for a Board Certified Trainer? Curious about mentorship and supervision opportunities within the North American Drama Therapy community? Or perhaps you are an educator eager to discover what else is being offered by our community at large.... Well, look no further. Drama Therapy Mapping is here!

https://dramatherapymapping.squarespace.com/

#NADTA #dramatherapy #dramatherapist #dramatherapists #iamadramatherapist #membership
#NADTAMembers #connect

We hope you are safe and sound during these uncertain times. We also hope you are channeling your creativity into a conf...
03/25/2020

We hope you are safe and sound during these uncertain times. We also hope you are channeling your creativity into a conference proposal or two! Don't forget to submit for this year's NADTA conference, "Riding the Wave: The Next Act for Drama Therapy", before Tuesday,
March 31 at 11:59pm EST.

#NADTA #NADTA2020 #DramaTherapy
#DramaTherapyConference #annualconference #conference

Please check out the link to the full #NADTA Virtual Town Hall on our COVID19 Response on our YouTube channel! And check...
03/25/2020

Please check out the link to the full #NADTA Virtual Town Hall on our COVID19 Response on our YouTube channel! And check your email tomorrow for a summary of the meeting! We are here for you!

https://youtu.be/2Vh0PY3cIn8

#Dramatherapy #DramaTherapists #covidcoping

Drama Therapy Review
03/24/2020

Drama Therapy Review

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders among children and youth affecting both the child and his/her main caretakers. The article review of the week describes a case study of an established model, Parental-Insightfulness-Drama-Therapy (PIDT), that was adapted and used with parents of children with ADHD. Follow the link to read “The point of no return: A drama therapy group intervention for parents of children with ADHD” by Tal Self, Tamar Livni, and Rinat Feniger-Schaal. Drama Therapy Review is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association.

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Drama Therapy Review
03/24/2020

Drama Therapy Review

The article highlight of the week, “The Co-Active Therapeutic theatre model: A manualized approach to creating therapeutic theatre with persons in recovery” by Laura L. Wood and Dave Mowers presents an outline of a manualized approach called The Co-Active Therapeutic theatre (CoATT) model. This model has been used as a successful intervention for individuals post-intensive treatment who are working towards independent recovery from eating disorders, aphasia and substance use disorders. Follow the link to read this preliminary instruction of CoATT. Drama Therapy Review is free for members of the North American Drama Therapy Association or may be available through your library.

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Testing! Testing!A reminder that your #NADTA Board will be going live at 6pm EST/3pm PST for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting...
03/22/2020

Testing! Testing!

A reminder that your #NADTA Board will be going live at 6pm EST/3pm PST for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom regarding COVID19. Join us!

#nadtaboardbusiness #Dramatherapy #DramaTherapists #covidcoping

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/483752085 or check your email for call in information!

Help the Americans for the Arts assess the economic impact of COVID19 on the arts and culture communities!And check out ...
03/22/2020

Help the Americans for the Arts assess the economic impact of COVID19 on the arts and culture communities!

And check out their Coronavirus Resource and Response Center as well: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center

We're surveying the arts & culture field on the economic impact of #Coronavirus and hope to capture a broad spectrum of data and stories on how arts & culture workers weather this crisis. Please take 5 minutes to respond and share with your networks: https://bit.ly/39OiDQl

From NY Govenor Andrew Cuomo. Please consider offering your services in this way- therapists from any state are welcome ...
03/22/2020

From NY Govenor Andrew Cuomo. Please consider offering your services in this way- therapists from any state are welcome to sign up.

Mental health is a vital part of public health.

We're asking psychologists and therapists to pitch in and volunteer their services to help with New York's #Coronavirus response.

To sign up, visit: https://t.co/4LJxeIdhRE

Stress and anxiety are very real.

#NADTA #dramatherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapy #mentalhealh #covidcoping

For Maggie Powell, MA, LCAT, RDT, this week as a drama therapist in an outpatient hospital clinic has looked like lots o...
03/22/2020

For Maggie Powell, MA, LCAT, RDT, this week as a drama therapist in an outpatient hospital clinic has looked like lots of Purell, phone calls with children, teens, and parents, and taking advantage of spare time to read for inspiration and ideas to prepare for the transition to pediatric tele mental health care! And frequent reminders to breathe, be present, and give myself and others grace!

#CATWeek2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

Carissa Dagenais, MA created a packet for her clients, and is generously sharing it with colleagues, to help kiddos tap ...
03/21/2020

Carissa Dagenais, MA created a packet for her clients, and is generously sharing it with colleagues, to help kiddos tap into resilience, creativity, and play!

#CATWeek2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

Tomorrow at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern, President Josiah Stickels and your NADTA Board will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting ...
03/21/2020

Tomorrow at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern, President Josiah Stickels and your NADTA Board will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting via Zoom to support our drama therapy community in the time of COVID19.

When: Mar 22, 2020 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time / 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada)

Please email any questions you have to [email protected] with the subject line Town Hall, and check your email for the log in information for the call!

#NADTA #nadtaboardbusiness
#CATWeek2020 #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

Jamie Lynn McCoppin, MA, RDT, Drama Therapist & Stress Relief Specialist, shares:My program, PLAYING IT REAL, uses Socio...
03/21/2020

Jamie Lynn McCoppin, MA, RDT, Drama Therapist & Stress Relief Specialist, shares:

My program, PLAYING IT REAL, uses Sociodrama for boosting social confidence. My participants have moved to the virtual platform with me. We are having a blast, especially with adding costume pieces to the characters they create!

Please send your images of what drama therapy looks like to you, especially now, to [email protected]!

#CATWeek2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

From Mallory Minerson, MA, RDT, CCC, LPN: This CAT week is different than most. I live in a very small northern town in ...
03/20/2020

From Mallory Minerson, MA, RDT, CCC, LPN: This CAT week is different than most. I live in a very small northern town in Canada and this week I find myself in many different roles. I continue to enrole as the drama therapist and this week I also enrole as the nurse again. As we all have in this time of uncertainty, I am calling upon my full role repertoire including the healer, the anxious one, the advocate, the dissociated, the zombie, the daughter and granddaughter, the sister, the colleague, the friend, the child and the adult. I wear both the mask of the play space and the mask of the health care hero. I am a drama therapist-nurse on a journey to flatten the curve.

#dramatherapy #imadramatherapist #iamanurse #catweek2020 #nadta

Please send your images of what drama therapy looks like to you, especially now, to [email protected]!

#creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

My name is Zandile Mqwathi and I am a Drama Therapy Intern (obtained my Master's degree at the University of Witwatersra...
03/20/2020

My name is Zandile Mqwathi and I am a Drama Therapy Intern (obtained my Master's degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Drama for Life).

Personally, I think Drama Therapy can be likened to very strong, colourful open hands. Strong because, it has strong theoretical foundation (drama, Theater, psychology, psychotherapy, anthropology, play and interactive and creative processes).

Also, colourful because it holds and serves communities across all colours (mental health and community settings) and it creates this beautiful canvas of professionals and community members who are able to look at life with a different perspective.

Please send your images of what drama therapy looks like to you, especially now, to [email protected]!

#CATWee2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

Your president, Josiah Stickels, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT,  holed up in the house watching Disney+. This is where I got my spor...
03/19/2020

Your president, Josiah Stickels, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, holed up in the house watching Disney+. This is where I got my spork role play idea from. When leading a group on communication styles, we do concentric cycles. I call out a style and roles to play, someone is a spork and their partner is a fork, knife, or spoon. The conflict? The spork wants to get into the silverware drawer. Go!

Please send your images of what drama therapy looks like to you, especially now, to [email protected]!

#CATWeek2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

Circa 2005 or 2006When I think of Drama Therapy I think of the best ever, Gaye Doner Tudanger, & her ability to connect ...
03/19/2020

Circa 2005 or 2006
When I think of Drama Therapy I think of the best ever, Gaye Doner Tudanger, & her ability to connect & play at all times. And seemingly effortlessly in day to day interactions.

Shared by Russell G. Roten RDT LCAT

Please send your images of what drama therapy looks like to you, especially now, to [email protected]!

#CATWeek 2020 #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapists #creativeartstherapy #creativeartstherapies #creativeartstherapists #covidcoping

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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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Hello everyone. I hope you're all keeping safe and well. You were kind enough to allow me to post some information about this a few weeks ago. Given the self-isolating conditions we're all under; I thought you might like to watch something which is based on Drama Therapy. Stay safe and thank you:
Check out this article in Thrive Global with several drama therapists as contributors! #dramatherapy
The Positively Shameless Ensemble from Bangalore, India are our artists in residence this April. Their devised performance is based on aspects of child sexual abuse that endure into adulthood. Positively Shameless interweaves personal narrative with social commentary to create a playful, dramatic act of resistance and revelation that challenges the shame and silence that often surrounds survivors. April 9-12, Provincetown Playhouse.
Hola a todos! Interested in volunteering as a creative arts therapist in a beautiful, tropical Latin American country with a challenging target group? 13 months ago I started to work as a voluntary drama therapist at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras. 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/…/volunteers/op…/creative-therapist.php… Feliz día! 🎭 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ¡Hola a todos! ¿Está interesado en ser voluntario como terapista creativa en el hermoso país Honduras con un grupo objetivo desafiante? Hace 13 meses que empecé a trabajar como dramaterapista voluntaria en la organización de Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras. Puedo decirles que es una experiencia muy intensa, pero increíblemente enriquecedora y valiosa. ¿Interesado en ser mi colega / sucesor? 👉 https://www.nph.org/…/volunteers/op…/creative-therapist.php… ¡Feliz día! 🎭
Training opportunities this summer for AT students in the Central Region. Come play with us in Omaha!
I am looking to connect with people that have a certification or are perusing a certification in both Dance/Movement Therapy and Drama therapy and with people that have a certification in both drama therapy and psychodrama. If you are one of those people please reach out to me. Angela Wiley [email protected]
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!