Introductory Dramatherapy Course
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:
Voice – movement therapy
Dance – movement therapy
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.