Foundation Course in Dramatherapy Online 2021
|Pattern of Delivery||18 x two hour evening classes plus two Saturdays|
|Start Date||23 October 2021|
|End Date||19 March 2022|
|Delivery format||All 20 sessions online via Zoom|
These online 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 electronic 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 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022.
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.
|23 October||1000-1630||Introductions and overview of the course. A day to establish the group, and to begin exploring key dramatherapy elements of play, rituals of transformation, embodied expression, and story|
|27 October||1900-2100||Working with stories|
|10 November||1900-2100||Archetypes within stories|
|17 November||1900-2100||Embodiment & Enactment of stories|
|24 November||1900-2100||Use of metaphor & Symbol|
|1 December||1900-2100||Case Vignette of story work|
|8 December||1900-2100||Improvisationand use of Applied Theatre techniques|
|15 December||1900-2100||Peter Brooks 'The Empty Space':Play & spontaneity, and preparing the space|
|12 January||1900-2100||Winnicott's 'Playing and Reality', and transitional phenomena|
|19 January||1900-2100||Developmental play|
|26 January||1900-2100||Probs and puppets|
|9 February||1900-2100||Therapeutic Theatre|
|16 February||1900-2100||Collaborative process|
|23 February||1900-2100||Clinical Settings and client groups|
|2 March||1900-2100||Devising a Therapeutic Theatre performance|
|9 March||1900-2100||Facilitation skills|
|16 March||1900-2100||Designing and developing a workshop|
|19 March||1000-1630||Therapeutic Theater Performances. Feedback and Reflections|