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Introduction to Dramatherapy

Short study - adult

Introduction

This intensive weekend course will provide you with a basic understanding of the principles of Drama Therapy.

Participants will be introduced to the core processes inherent to dramatherapy as a therapeutic practice. The sessions will explore play, dramatic projection, role, witnessing, movement, symbol and metaphor, storytelling/myth, and dramatic ritual as the tools of this psychotherapeutic approach.

Introduction

This intensive weekend course will provide you with a basic understanding of the principles of Drama Therapy.

Participants will be introduced to the core processes inherent to dramatherapy as a therapeutic practice. The sessions will explore play, dramatic projection, role, witnessing, movement, symbol and metaphor, storytelling/myth, and dramatic ritual as the tools of this psychotherapeutic approach.

Course outline

This course aims to offer participants an introduction to Dramatherapy by engaging them in an experiential group process. The workshop will invite participants to explore various creative methods and structures, while learning about the application of dramatherapy as a distinct discipline in diverse community and clinical settings.

Each session will be followed by the opportunity to reflect on these creative experiences, with participants encouraged to consider the key therapeutic concepts and learn from the group processes.

Financial support

Entry requirements

This is an open access course for anyone who is interested in learning about dramatherapy.

Preparing for your course

Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing, and footwear/socks suitable for movement work. We also suggest you bring a notebook or some way of collecting your own written notes and reflections.

Teaching Staff

Suzanne Aitken

Suzanne trained in the Sesame Approach to Drama and Movement Therapy RCSSD, London. Prior to this she trained at the RCS (then RSAMD) in Dramatic Studies, and then Napier University to study Mental Health Nursing. Suzanne currently works in the NHS within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist Trauma service. She also has a private practice offering Clinical Supervision to trainees and other therapists from a range of disciplines, as well as therapeutic practice. Alongside other commitments, Suzanne is an Independent Panel Advisor for the National Fostering Agency (Scotland).

Stephanie Turner

Stephanie works as a Dramatherapist in NHS forensic psychiatric services, with new mothers in a mother and baby centre and in a small Edinburgh-based private practice. She also is a Supervisor registered with the British Association of Dramatherapists, providing supervision to trainees and other therapists. She has taught on the MA in Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton University (London) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

At a glance...

Introduction to Dramatherapy 10am-5pm 20180311 115

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look at our offers!

To receive a discount code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

It may be of particular interest for theatre practitioners, health workers, nurses, midwives, psychologists, social workers and teachers.

Additional Information

Throughout the course you will work with an experienced Dramatherapist.