Introductory Dramatherapy Course (not available)
This course is intended to familiarise participants with the rudiments of dramatherapy.
(Suitable for people working in teaching, health & counselling or those in the arts who wish to work in a therapeutic & healing way. Ideal for those thinking of pursuing further study in dramatherapy.)
There will be experiential and theoretical work in the following areas:
Symbol & Metaphor
Dramatherapy for various populations
Projective techniques of mask and puppetry
Biographical work and performance
Additionally the following arts therapy modalities will be explained:
• Art therapy
• Voice – movement therapy
• Somatic therapy
• Dance – movement therapy
• Narrative therapy/Arts
• Biographical medicine by a G.P.
• Guest presenters will join the course throughout
The following theories will be addressed:
Gestalt, Erikson, Piaget, Jung, Steiner, Lievegoed, CBT, counselling theory, narrative therapy and arts.
• Gain skills in using drama techniques in a therapeutic way as adjuncts to your work;
• Show understanding of the relevance of dramatherapy in biography;
• Use drama-based interventions that help in the healing process;
• Analyse group dynamics and elicit themes in reflective work.
• Show how other arts therapies can support dramatherapy.
Through experiential work, reflection & discussion; monitoring of aims; self-assessment (journal). Essay to be submitted after weekend 5.
Advanced Dramatherapy Course (not available)
This course explores the area of dramatherapy at a deeper level, and deals with the areas of report writing, supervision and professional practice.
(Suitable for people who have already completed the Introduction to Dramatherapy Course or have experience in psychodrama or creative arts therapies generally. For those pursuing further study in dramatherapy.)
There will be theoretical and experiential work in the following areas:
Advanced metaphorical work and distancing
Further work in Role Theory
Advanced projective techniques
Performance of small group work.
The final weekend will be dedicated to performance pieces demonstrating work with a particular population. Guest presenters will join the course throughout. They will inform from the medical and voice/speech aspects of therapy.
Through experiential work, reflection & discussion; monitoring of aims; self-assessment, as well as advanced small group facilitation and an assignment to be submitted after weekend 4.
• Gain further skills in using drama techniques in a therapeutic way as adjuncts to your work
• Show advanced understanding of the relevance of dramatherapy in biography
• Use complex drama-based interventions that help in the healing process
• Demonstrate ability to carry out supervised work in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team
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