- Are you a licensed psychotherapist, intern, MFT trainee, student, life coach or group facilitator?
- Do you want to learn how to facilitate drama therapy processes with individuals, couples, families and groups?
- Do you want to enliven and enrich your practice by crafting effective and creative interventions through action methods?
Drama therapy can be a powerful tool in working with high functioning adults as well as special populations such as emotionally disturbed children, prison inmates, people with eating disorders and those in psychiatric settings. Therapeutic theatre techniques can also be used to work with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as exploring existential and spiritual questions.
Shy clinicians welcome!
This training will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, psychodrama, Playback Theatre and other action methods.
The experiential portion of the training will focus on the application of drama therapy as a powerful tool in working with individuals, couples and groups. The didactic portion of the training will offer a theoretical basis and rationale for the use of drama therapy in multiple clinical situations.
This training fulfills the Principles of Drama Therapy requirement for The National Association for Drama Therapy Alternate Training Program.
When & Where
Juliet Osborne, Living Arts Counseling Center
Jules Osborne has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy and trained at the Center for Creative Growth. She has led and co-facilitated arts and movement based groups, and been active in various art-based projects in the Bay Area for the past 7 years. Drawing on her therapy training and her extensive and varied arts background, she is passionate about producing safe spaces where individuals and groups can step outside of their everyday experience and get back in touch with forgotten or unknown parts of themselves.
Juliet Osborne, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (#73647) Supervised by Armand Volkas, RDT, MFT (MFC#28789).