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.

#NADTA2020
https://www.dramatherapyconference.com
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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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"Very few police officers are ever held accountable for even the most egregious shootings and acts of violence.” -Shaun ...
04/21/2021

"Very few police officers are ever held accountable for even the most egregious shootings and acts of violence.”
-Shaun King, American writer and civil rights activist

The conviction of Derek Chauvin was a legal milestone, and a step in the right direction in our racial reckoning. The court could hand down a guilty verdict but sadly, this will not return GEORGE FLOYD to his family. #SayHisNameGeorgeFloyd

It is important to not assume that this conviction will ease the pain and fear of our Black membership and the Black clients and participants we serve.

Racism is repeated trauma.

“While an individual police officer might be brought to trial, and even less likely might end up being incarcerated, this really does nothing at all to shift, change, uproot the systems and structures that are actually responsible for the killings, and the harassment, and the injury done to particular populations by the institution of policing.”
-Mariame Kaba, American activist and community organizer

Throughout the duration of the trial, many Black and Brown people have fallen victim to the modern day lynching that is police brutality.
We say some of their names here:
Ma'Khia Bryant 16 years old
Anthony Alvarez 22 years old
Adam Toledo 13 years old
Daunte Wright 20 years old

It is ever more important that we stay the course and work together to bring about change.

Take care of yourself and let’s allow our differences to be our strength in the battle against racism. Lead with love, rather than hate.

#NADTATogether #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #CHEDC #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

"Very few police officers are ever held accountable for even the most egregious shootings and acts of violence.”
-Shaun King, American writer and civil rights activist

The conviction of Derek Chauvin was a legal milestone, and a step in the right direction in our racial reckoning. The court could hand down a guilty verdict but sadly, this will not return GEORGE FLOYD to his family. #SayHisNameGeorgeFloyd

It is important to not assume that this conviction will ease the pain and fear of our Black membership and the Black clients and participants we serve.

Racism is repeated trauma.

“While an individual police officer might be brought to trial, and even less likely might end up being incarcerated, this really does nothing at all to shift, change, uproot the systems and structures that are actually responsible for the killings, and the harassment, and the injury done to particular populations by the institution of policing.”
-Mariame Kaba, American activist and community organizer

Throughout the duration of the trial, many Black and Brown people have fallen victim to the modern day lynching that is police brutality.
We say some of their names here:
Ma'Khia Bryant 16 years old
Anthony Alvarez 22 years old
Adam Toledo 13 years old
Daunte Wright 20 years old

It is ever more important that we stay the course and work together to bring about change.

Take care of yourself and let’s allow our differences to be our strength in the battle against racism. Lead with love, rather than hate.

#NADTATogether #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #CHEDC #NADTA #DramaTherapy #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy

NADTA Membership Survey is live!https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_08vpwFIp3zgxiZf2021 is proving i...
04/13/2021

NADTA Membership Survey is live!
https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_08vpwFIp3zgxiZf

2021 is proving itself to be another year of challenge and change for many. We invite you to take this opportunity to renew your sense of community as a member of the North America Drama Therapy Association by completing the annual Membership survey. The 2021 survey will help your board better understand your experience of current membership benefits and takes a breezy 5 minutes to complete!
 
Deadline for completion:  May 15, 2021
 
*The survey is optional and is completed by members on a voluntary basis. Responses collected are shared with the NADTA Board and Committee Chairs with the goal of meeting the needs, interests and concerns of our diverse membership. Responses remain anonymous unless you choose to leave your name at completion.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #NADTAMembership

NADTA Membership Survey is live!
https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_08vpwFIp3zgxiZf

2021 is proving itself to be another year of challenge and change for many. We invite you to take this opportunity to renew your sense of community as a member of the North America Drama Therapy Association by completing the annual Membership survey. The 2021 survey will help your board better understand your experience of current membership benefits and takes a breezy 5 minutes to complete!
 
Deadline for completion:  May 15, 2021
 
*The survey is optional and is completed by members on a voluntary basis. Responses collected are shared with the NADTA Board and Committee Chairs with the goal of meeting the needs, interests and concerns of our diverse membership. Responses remain anonymous unless you choose to leave your name at completion.

#NADTA #Dramatherapy #NADTAMembership

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! #TDOV is a day to celebrate and uplift the trans community while also fighting ciss...
03/31/2021

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! #TDOV is a day to celebrate and uplift the trans community while also fighting cissexism and transphobia ( Trans Student Educational Resources, transstudent.org)

We honor and support trans and non binary folks and folks along the gender spectrum in our community and in those that we serve!

We speak out against the lack of trans representation in media. As drama therapists, we know the power of telling our stories, and witnessing the stories of others. GLAAD notes that there are only 29 trans characters currently on TV. (CNN.com: Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility .Here's what you should knowhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/03/31/us/transgender-day-of-visibility-trnd/index.html)

We condemn discrimination and violence against the trans community in all forms, and we offer our allyship and advocacy in dismantling transphobic structures and policies in our society.

We encourage you to follow and support the Human Rights Campaign, the Transgender Law Center, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Trans Justice Funding Project transjusticefp, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and the TransWomen of Color Collective, as well as to research other organizations to support!

Image credits: @TheFoxFisher and @transstudent
#NADTA #CHED #TransDayofVisibility #TDOV

The NADTA stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Pacific Islander membership and commu...
03/26/2021

The NADTA stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Pacific Islander membership and communities as we express our grief and rage at the ongoing systemic violence against Asians in North America. We recognize the systemic roots of this racist, xenophobic, and too often misogynistic violence, and identify that while the Violence Against Women Act was renewed this week, 172 Republicans voted against it, just 24 hours after eight women--including six Asian American women--were killed by gun violence in Atlanta.

Please see the rest of the North American Drama Therapy Association Cultural Humility, Equity, and Diversity Position Statement and Call to Action: Drama Therapists for #StopAsianHate: An NADTA Anti-Asian Racism Statement, in your email and on our website under NADTA News and with our other Position Statements: https://www.nadta.org/about-nadta/diversity/position-statements.html

#StopAsianHate #StandWithAsians #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy #CHEDC
#DramaTherapy #NADTA

The NADTA stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Pacific Islander membership and communities as we express our grief and rage at the ongoing systemic violence against Asians in North America. We recognize the systemic roots of this racist, xenophobic, and too often misogynistic violence, and identify that while the Violence Against Women Act was renewed this week, 172 Republicans voted against it, just 24 hours after eight women--including six Asian American women--were killed by gun violence in Atlanta.

Please see the rest of the North American Drama Therapy Association Cultural Humility, Equity, and Diversity Position Statement and Call to Action: Drama Therapists for #StopAsianHate: An NADTA Anti-Asian Racism Statement, in your email and on our website under NADTA News and with our other Position Statements: https://www.nadta.org/about-nadta/diversity/position-statements.html

#StopAsianHate #StandWithAsians #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy #CHEDC
#DramaTherapy #NADTA

Don't miss this event hosted by the NADTA Western Region  starting at 7pm EST/4pm PST! And thank you for joining us for ...
03/21/2021

Don't miss this event hosted by the NADTA Western Region starting at 7pm EST/4pm PST!

And thank you for joining us for this celebration of #CATWeek2021 !

#NADTA#DramaTherapy #Essential

Don't miss this event hosted by the NADTA Western Region starting at 7pm EST/4pm PST!

And thank you for joining us for this celebration of #CATWeek2021 !

#NADTA#DramaTherapy #Essential

All Feelings Have Color: An Expression of My DaySharing in a moment of collaborative reflection with my 18 year old clie...
03/20/2021

All Feelings Have Color: An Expression of My Day

Sharing in a moment of collaborative reflection with my 18 year old client as we reflect on the different emotions that surface when we use art to express them through color. 

Shown here, I am holding her painting that was done in the form of a safe container, by using the humanistic “circle” to paint in a structure format. 

She is holding my piece and speaking to what she acknowledges about the expressions and multiple emotions she notices as well as pointing out shared feelings; as she bravely takes on her role as the witness in this experiential. 

What I appreciate in my work with this client is that I have been able to use the roles of witness, seeker, and encourager or “encouraging one” to bring out her happiness for life during these challenging pandemic times.

Materials Used: In her piece, she used cold press watercolor paper and a creamy bright watercolor set to extract the variant of colors displayed while I used white card paper with watercolor pencils to blend the chosen colors to express my emotions. 

We used aesthetic mirroring throughout the process as well as role taking. 

As we were able to share with one another, individual experiences through an artistic medium, I value how much we could be this witness for the other using this particular expressive arts technique to create, explore, develop, get inspired, and take on our own chosen roles throughout. 

To me, this is what channeling creativity and healing via emotional self-expression is about! 

As I continue to work with her week after week, it gives me great joy to observe and witness her own willingness to take on “new roles” as the more relaxed one, the curious one, the explorer, the open observer, similarly to how the unexpected comes to us from underneath the surface, they bring out the parts of herself that she can be, and indeed wants to be more like. 

I have her consent to share in your spotlight. 

Lindsey Sherwin, MSc 
Registered Drama Therapist (under supervision)
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (under supervision)

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #CATWeek2021

All Feelings Have Color: An Expression of My Day

Sharing in a moment of collaborative reflection with my 18 year old client as we reflect on the different emotions that surface when we use art to express them through color. 

Shown here, I am holding her painting that was done in the form of a safe container, by using the humanistic “circle” to paint in a structure format. 

She is holding my piece and speaking to what she acknowledges about the expressions and multiple emotions she notices as well as pointing out shared feelings; as she bravely takes on her role as the witness in this experiential. 

What I appreciate in my work with this client is that I have been able to use the roles of witness, seeker, and encourager or “encouraging one” to bring out her happiness for life during these challenging pandemic times.

Materials Used: In her piece, she used cold press watercolor paper and a creamy bright watercolor set to extract the variant of colors displayed while I used white card paper with watercolor pencils to blend the chosen colors to express my emotions. 

We used aesthetic mirroring throughout the process as well as role taking. 

As we were able to share with one another, individual experiences through an artistic medium, I value how much we could be this witness for the other using this particular expressive arts technique to create, explore, develop, get inspired, and take on our own chosen roles throughout. 

To me, this is what channeling creativity and healing via emotional self-expression is about! 

As I continue to work with her week after week, it gives me great joy to observe and witness her own willingness to take on “new roles” as the more relaxed one, the curious one, the explorer, the open observer, similarly to how the unexpected comes to us from underneath the surface, they bring out the parts of herself that she can be, and indeed wants to be more like. 

I have her consent to share in your spotlight. 

Lindsey Sherwin, MSc 
Registered Drama Therapist (under supervision)
Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (under supervision)

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #CATWeek2021

My name is Lillie Stoute, I am a Dramatherapist based in London, UK. I am also the Director of Kush Creative Centre CIC ...
03/20/2021

My name is Lillie Stoute, I am a Dramatherapist based in London, UK. 

I am also the Director of Kush Creative Centre CIC - We create and deliver programmes of wellbeing through the creative arts. 

As an 'Essential' worker during this pandemic, I have been holding space for an increased level of emotions. 

Within this I found a strength in myself that I am extremely proud of; deepening into understanding an essential part of me, through working with the Goddess Sekhmet. 

The words that came through for me are: 

Empowerment  - Woman - Warrior - Afrikan

Collage image: Designed by @riiquest for Lillie Stoute

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #CATWeek2021 #Essential

Idalmis Garcia is a Cuban-born actress living in New York City. She is currently finishing her second  year of the Maste...
03/19/2021

Idalmis Garcia is a Cuban-born actress living in New York City. She is currently finishing her second  year of the Master in Drama Therapy at NYU. Ida is currently interning at Cooke School and Academy under the supervision of Adam Stevens, doing Drama Therapy on Zoom for kids with differences. Ida worked with Girl Be Heard over the Summer of 2020 as a Drama Therapy intern and she is beyond excited to join the organization as a Teaching Artist for the Sundays Workshop. Ida is a former member of the Big Apple Playback theatre company. Within the Drama Therapy Community she was a cast member of the show Turbulence, directed by Britton Williams,  at NYU Theatre and Health Lab. Her recent artistic endeavors include being the assistant director for the first cycle of Collideoscope Repertory Theatre Company (CRTC) at NYU. Ida is currently working on an autobiographical performance under the guidance of Susana Pendzik for her thesis at NYU.

Instagram: @idalmitass
Facebook: Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez

If you'd like to be featured in our CAT Week spotlight, please email an image and caption of your essential work to [email protected]. Please ensure you have consent for anyone whose image or work is featured in what you share.

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTAStudents #DramaTherapyStudents #CATWeek2021 #Essential

Idalmis Garcia is a Cuban-born actress living in New York City. She is currently finishing her second  year of the Master in Drama Therapy at NYU. Ida is currently interning at Cooke School and Academy under the supervision of Adam Stevens, doing Drama Therapy on Zoom for kids with differences. Ida worked with Girl Be Heard over the Summer of 2020 as a Drama Therapy intern and she is beyond excited to join the organization as a Teaching Artist for the Sundays Workshop. Ida is a former member of the Big Apple Playback theatre company. Within the Drama Therapy Community she was a cast member of the show Turbulence, directed by Britton Williams,  at NYU Theatre and Health Lab. Her recent artistic endeavors include being the assistant director for the first cycle of Collideoscope Repertory Theatre Company (CRTC) at NYU. Ida is currently working on an autobiographical performance under the guidance of Susana Pendzik for her thesis at NYU.

Instagram: @idalmitass
Facebook: Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez

If you'd like to be featured in our CAT Week spotlight, please email an image and caption of your essential work to [email protected]. Please ensure you have consent for anyone whose image or work is featured in what you share.

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTAStudents #DramaTherapyStudents #CATWeek2021 #Essential

Brandon Elam is a first-year drama therapy NADTA student representative at New York University. Recently he was on a pan...
03/18/2021

Brandon Elam is a first-year drama therapy NADTA student representative at New York University. Recently he was on a panel where he presented and discussed Adam Stevens Black American Role Taxonomy. Currently, he is in a production at NYU's Collidoscope Repertory Theater Company, where they focus on bringing racial justice and healing to the stage. Brandon is also working on establishing a council in his program that focuses on professional development, expansion of drama therapy, and diversity in licensure.

Facebook: @BrandonElam 
Instagram: @bran.elam
LinkedIn:  @BrandonElam

If you'd like to be featured in our CAT Week spotlight, please email an image and caption of your essential work to [email protected]. Please ensure you have consent for anyone whose image or work is featured in what you share.

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTAStudents #DramaTherapyStudents #CATWeek2021 #Essential

Brandon Elam is a first-year drama therapy NADTA student representative at New York University. Recently he was on a panel where he presented and discussed Adam Stevens Black American Role Taxonomy. Currently, he is in a production at NYU's Collidoscope Repertory Theater Company, where they focus on bringing racial justice and healing to the stage. Brandon is also working on establishing a council in his program that focuses on professional development, expansion of drama therapy, and diversity in licensure.

Facebook: @BrandonElam 
Instagram: @bran.elam
LinkedIn:  @BrandonElam

If you'd like to be featured in our CAT Week spotlight, please email an image and caption of your essential work to [email protected]. Please ensure you have consent for anyone whose image or work is featured in what you share.

#NADTA #DramaTherapy #NADTAStudents #DramaTherapyStudents #CATWeek2021 #Essential

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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.
We wish you a happy and healthy New Year! Each and every moment, we have the opportunity to begin again. But especially at the change of the year, our attention is called to new possibilities. IntegralTherapy begins a new series of “Time In” workshops: “Living an Intimate Life”. Intimacy imbues life with meaning and purpose. It enriches us. 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. Here are the dates of our next two sessions. January 10th: Re-booting intention When we live with intentionality. We become more conscious of our choices. We can use intention as a compass that orient our hearts and minds to what matters February 14th: Diminishing RE-activity First, we must notice the reactivity, we become curious and more familiar with those things that trigger us. Then we investigate and orient toward grounding so that we do not create more distress for ourselves and others. Meet us on-line 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 credits will be available.) [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also visit us at 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.
The first ever online Processwork Introductory Intensive! Deepen your process-oriented facilitation knowledge, skills and awareness! Meet people from all over the world! If you have always wanted to dive more into Processwork, this is your chance! Check it out:
This could be a useful exercise for clients during Covid-19. It's also easily tied into Moreno's social atom.
In case anyone else could benefit from this
The Annual Membership meeting is only allowing 100 people in :(
Ready for Ping Ho's presentation on "Beating the Odds" ! #nadta2020
To Registered Drama Therapists: I have recently been contacted from a potential client that is interested in having her son (in person or virtually) begin sessions with an RDT. I am currently working with groups only, but I agreed to share this information within our community (with the mother’s permission). The potential client lives in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, and is male/ten years of age. If you are interested, please contact me directly, and I will share more details. [email protected]