Foundation Course in Dramatherapy 2020
|Pattern of Delivery||18 x two hour evening classes plus two Saturdays|
|Start Date||24 October 2020|
|End Date||20 March 2021|
These workshops will form the main framework of the course and will be facilitated by experienced registered Dramatherapy practitioners. They will focus on aspects of Dramatherapy, Ritual Theatre and Applied Theatre techniques.
Whilst it is stressed that the main emphasis of the experiential workshops is educational and not therapeutic, participants should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.
Seminars and Lectures
Throughout the workshop structure, key theoretical and practise-based themes will be explored through peer discussion, as well as some formal tutor-led presentations.
Participants are invited to keep a reflective log of their experiences while on the course which constitutes a record of their personal psychological journey (including images, stories and poems). As such, the log itself will be a highly personal manuscript and will not be assessed. Participants will also be required to participate in a performance process towards the end of the course, which will be assessed by the course tutor and reflective feedback offered.
You will need to complete a minimum of 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to receieve an attendance certificate.
Please note that completion of the Dramatherapy Foundation course not guarantee a place on the MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton University.
A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Dramatherapists from a wide range of fields.
One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held in October 2020 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2021.
Suggested Reading List
The suggested reading list is available here.
Course timetable and dates
This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.
|24 October||1000-1630||Introduction to the course.
A day to explore containment, exploration and improvisation in Dramatherapy Theory: Rites of passage and Rituals of transformation
|28 October||1900-2100||1. Working with stories
2. Choosing a story
|11 November||1900-2100||Presenting stories|
|18 November||1900-2100||Embodiment & Enactment of stories|
|25 November||1900-2100||Theory: Use of metaphor & Symbol|
|2 December||1900-2100||Case Vignette of story work|
|9 December||1900-2100||1. Improvisation
2. Use of Applied Theatre techniques
|16 December||1900-2100||1. Play & spontaneity
2. Preparing the space
|13 January||1900-2100||Props, puppets & masks|
|20 January||1900-2100||Theory: Developmental play|
|27 January||1900-2100||Brook 'The Empty Space'|
|3 February||1900-2100||Winnicott's 'Playing & Reality'|
|10 February||1900-2100||1. Therapeutic Theatre
2. Collaborative process
|17 February||1900-2100||Collaborative process|
|24 February||1900-2100||Clinical Settings and client groups|
|3 March||1900-2100||Devising a Therapeutic Theatre performance|
|10 March||1900-2100||Facilitation skills|
|17 March||1900-2100||Designing and developing a workshop|
|20 March||1000-1630||Therapeutic Theater Performances. Feedback and Reflections|