Drama Therapy is an active and experiential form of embodied psychotherapy that’s well suited to working with individuals, groups, and communities across all ages. Drama and theater tools—such as role-play, improvisation, and dramatic projection—offer clients the opportunity to tell their stories, set goals, solve problems, express feelings, be spontaneous, examine past experiences, and rehearse new approaches in relationship to their internal and external world. In this dynamic and experiential workshop, deepen your work with clients through the use of the body. Discover how to:
- Enhance your clinical work with tools such as dramatic projection, improvisation, and aesthetic distance
- Experience the power of role-taking to support clients in exploring difficult issues, such as eating disorders, depression, addiction, grief, or anxiety
- Help clients increase spontaneity and playfulness in their lives
Laura Wood, PhD, iRDT/BCT is the president of the North American Drama Therapy Association and an assistant professor at Lesley University. She specializes in working with clients with eating disorders and trauma.