Introduction to Dramatherapy (November 2021)
Dramatherapists work in a variety of settings including mental health, training centres, education, prison and probation, childcare and private practice. This workshop is an exploration of the ritual theatre model of Dramatherapy taught at Roehampton. Working from a humanistic experiential approach to the day this workshop will include work with theatre skills, creativity, imagination and personal expression.
This course is open to all those interested in finding out about Dramatherapy. Roehampton University offers post graduate professional training in dramatherapy. Our graduate students go on to work in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, social services departments, special education, prisons and the voluntary sector.
Participants will gain an insight into Dramatherapy, its therapeutic application and the professional training course provided at Roehampton. An electronic certificate of attendance will be e-mailed on completion of the course.
Meet our tutors
Samantha E. Adams, HCPC Registered & Executive member of BADTH, undertook her training as a Dramatherapist at Roehampton. She has over twenty years experience in theatre practice as a performer, practitioner, and storyteller. She regularly works for the National Theatre as a learning associate and mentor, Half Moon Theatre as lead tutor with adolescents with physical and learning disability, and at Central School of Speech and Drama as tutor/director.
As a freelance Dramatherapist she has worked on an acute forensic ward for men with complex needs, and currently works in the community with women at risk, in a primary school with pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs, and at a St Mungo’s homeless residence. She is a visiting lecturer at Roehampton, and teaches Therapeutic Stories on the Dramatherapy MA.
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Location and booking information
|Time||10:00 - 16:30|
|Payment||Places are awarded on a first paid, first serve basis due to demand.|
|Course Delivery||Online via Zoom|
|Directions||A Zoom link will be emailed before the course start date.|
|Address||Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD|