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Role Theory and Method: Embodied Supervision
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Role Theory and Method: Embodied Supervision

This presentation includes two approaches to supervision inspired by Role Theory and Method articulated by Dr. Robert Landy and embodied supervision techniques developed by NYU Drama Therapy Faculty Sara McMullian. The Relational-Roles Assessment Protocol (RRAP) was created by NYU Drama Therapy Faculty Britton Williams (PhD Candidate). It is an approach to clinical supervision intended to support clinicians and supervisors in exploring countertransference, expanding empathy through a relational-role framework, and identifying biases. The Embodied Case Narrative (ECN) was developed by NYU Drama Therapy Faculty Dana Trottier to process, communicate, and disseminate the clinical practice of a drama therapist. Utilizing supervisory tools grounded in role theory and a variation on role method and hero's journey, participants explore embodied empathy, therapeutic relationship, role responsiveness, and clinical challenges through embodiment and performance. Drama Therapy as Performance is an ongoing series of the NYU Steinhardt Program in Drama Therapy in which we present and document current approaches and therapeutic innovations in drama therapy. To support this series and continued research in drama therapy, please make a donation to the NYU Steinhardt Theatre & Health Lab. Presenter: Sara McMullian Drama Therapists: Britton Williams, Dana George Trottier Actors: Rachel Boelter, Dominique Darrell, Chantal Georges, Carlos Rodriguez Perez, Adam Stevens Discussants: Alessia Hughes & Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez Series Creator: Nisha Sajnani
Dramatherapy with older people with dementia: does it improve quality of life? 

Jaaniste, J., Linnell, S., Ollerton, R., & Slewa-Younan, S. (2015). Dramatherapy with older people with dementia: does it improve quality of life? The Arts in Psychotherapy, 43, 40–48.

Quality of Life improvement through dramatherapy with people with dementia: a developmental approach 

Jaaniste, J. (2018). Quality of Life improvement through dramatherapy with people with dementia: a developmental approach. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy, 13(1 & 2), 77-82.

Lifestage and human development in dramatherapy with people who have dementia

Jaaniste, J. (2016). Lifestage and human development in dramatherapy with people who have dementia. In C. Holmwood & S. Jennings (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy. Routledge: London & New York.

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The Conversation

Creative arts therapies can help people with dementia socialise and express their grief.

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Cultural Meaning and the Arts Therapies in Recovery

In this article Joanna Jaaniste uses case references from her own specialisation, drama therapy, to explores the engagement of clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds, using the interventions of the arts therapies.

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A New Beginning

A dramatherapy group for participants with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse in a mental health setting.

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Creative Approaches in Dementia Care

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Play and Story Attachment Assessment (PASAA)

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Dramatherapy and Spirituality in Dementia Care 

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Dramatherapy is growing Down Under

(courtesy of The Prompt, Oct 2010)

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