North American Drama Therapy Association

North American Drama Therapy Association

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Happy New Year!
12 days to register for our Autobiographical Therapeutic performance (ATP) group. Fulfills NADTA core DT requirements.
15 weeks and 36CE upon request. Contact me for more info.

Hello everyone, please find below information for our winter spring 15 week training group starting 16th of January. 36CE hours provided upon request. Contact me for more info.

We are looking for volunteers for Education related needs! Let's support the community together.
This form outlines different opportunities and commitments. Please fill it out for smooth coordination. 💙
Join the NYU/North American Drama Therapy Association Cultural Humility Equity and Diversity Committee Disability Justice Interest Group for two upcoming virtual conversations centering on disability justice in drama therapy and beyond.

This Sunday, November 20, at 12pm ET, on Zoom
'Masking/Unmasking: Disability Justice, Drama Therapy Practice and Education in Days of the Pandemic'

Dana Sayre MA, RDT, Marielle Duke MA, Courtney Way, MA, and Turner Hitt, BA will engage in a dynamic conversation about the complex realities of drama therapy and how to improve access for all people in our masked/unmasked COVID-19 world.

Register: https://forms.gle/se4TNjc5Q2gcb4wH7

Next month, on December 11, at 12pm ET, on Zoom
'The Drama of Interdependence: Disability Justice and Activism in Family Relationships'

Adam Stevens, MA. RDT and Daniela Gonzalez, BA, Maria Hodermarska, MA, RDT-BCT, CASAC LCAT discuss the experiences of Tatty Bowman and her son George whose beautiful storytelling and powerful activism invites their audience, with an honesty and clarity, into the complex world of telling a story on behalf of someone else (advocacy) in order to increase awareness of the complex challenges of telling one's own story (activism) about living with multiple disabilities and communication challenges.

Register: https://forms.gle/rcFbMekd6NZH5Fpv5
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Thank you!
Next Session August 10th! Click the link to register for this free session.
What does it take to become a Registered Drama Therapist through Alternative Route Training?
Join us on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 pm to 8 pm (US Central Time) to get your questions answered and learn about how Midwest Drama Therapy can help you support you on your journey.
Global Open Call Frenzy Fest...You're still on time to submit your short film or your script or your play. Do not miss the deadline
Screenwriter & Playwright deadline: July 31st
Filmmakers deadline: September 30th
Application: www.bip-nyc.com
BIP Phone Number: 646-238-9899
What does it take to become a Registered Drama Therapist through Alternative Route Training?

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 pm to 8 pm (US Central Time) to get your questions answered and learn about how Midwest Drama Therapy can help you support you on your journey.

Click on the link below to register
Any update on when the RDT application for the August cycle will be live? Excited for the refresh, I know everyone has been working hard!
✨18th World Alliance Meeting✨

🤡 Before and after "clowning faces" with association members from The British Association of Dramatherapists ( ), Hong Kong Association of Drama Therapists, Drama therapy Iran ( ) Drama Therapy India ( ), Australian New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association ( ), Korean Association of Drama Therapy ( ) Argentina Drama Therapy Association ( ), European Federation of DramaTherapy, South African Association of Drama Therapies ( ), Sri Lanka Association for Drama Therapists, Taiwan Drama Therapy Association, Japan Drama Therapy Institute, North American Drama Therapy Association and The Association for the Treatment through the Arts in Israel. We gave updates on our current challenges and victories, paperwork, upcoming conferences and research.

Thanks to Rinat Feniger-schaal from Israel for chairing the meeting.

⤴️Please do support our continuing efforts to raise funds for Sri Lanka's Research Centre for Dramatherapy: https://gofund.me/27f6c38f

If you run DBT skill groups, don't miss out on this training because there's only a few spots left! Join us on May 14-15, 2022 in Darien, CT for DBT IN ACTION! Register today: https://www.hvpi.net/dbt-in-action-in-darien-ct/
Join us at our two summer intensives, both on the original Moreno Stage! NBCC & NYS CE available! Register TODAY: https://hvpi.net/training-and-workshops/
Good morning everyone! I wanted to share information about open job opportunities with Counseling in Schools in NYC. See info below and feel free to message me if you have any questions!

Click here to see the posting and to apply directly - https://counselinginschools.applytojob.com/apply/k1xcezVwyl/LCAT-For-NYC-Public-Schools

Counseling in Schools, Inc. (CIS) is seeking applicants to directly work in NYC public schools in Bronx and Queens providing individual, group, family art therapy/counseling and overall support services which might include classroom push-ins, collaboration with teachers, etc. Applicants must have a Master's degree in one of the following fields: Creative Arts Therapy, Social Work and/or Mental Health Counseling. CIS provides regular clinical supervision, licensing hours, and professional development to all staff.

Please submit a cover letter along with your updated resume. In the cover letter, applicants should reference: interest in full time and/or part time positions, preference for elementary, middle, or a high school settings, and borough locations of school sites you are able to commute to.

Qualifications -

Licensed Master’s level degree in Art Therapy such as: Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy
Bilingual in Spanish
Time management and organizational skills
Professional communication skills
Self-starter, takes initiative, motivated, and committed

Preferred Skills-

LCAT, ATR-BC, RDT, MT-BC, and DMT
Experience in school-based programs
Experience in crisis intervention and de-escalation
Experience with school aged children
Salary is 50K-57K, commensurate with experience and level of responsibility.
Early bird discount ends March 22nd for the online Psychodrama Conference! Brochure information and registration now available at: https://asgpp.org/events/here-now-2022-asgpp-conference/
⚠️CALL FOR PAPERS ⚠️: Breathing Beyond Borders: Racial Justice and Decolonial Healing Practices ( Drama Therapy Review - Issue 9.1)

This Special Issue of Drama Therapy Review is a special call to drama therapists and drama therapy students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color to share current and ancestral healing practices and perspectives.

Please read the full call for papers here: https://www.intellectbooks.com/drama-therapy-review

This special issue is guest edited by Britton Williams (USA) and Refiloe Lepere (South Africa) and the deadline is August 1st 2022.

Britton and Refiloe will hold a gathering for anyone interested in contributing to this special issue to ask questions and share ideas on Friday May 6, 2022 at 11am EST/ 6pm SAST and you can register by signing up on here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7Nbd25VR_3Eqva-h7_P3JxRvKxFAiiyUh2Nos81hzYBM5mA/viewform

For any questions, please email [email protected]

This issue of DTR is presented as a collaboration between the North American Drama Therapy Association and Dramatherapy: Journal of the British Association of Dramatherapists who led a special issue on similar themes.

📸 Credits: Etinosa Osayimwen
Join the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute faculty who will facilitate six of the exciting 65 online workshops! Brochure information and registration now available at: https://asgpp.org/events/here-now-2022-asgpp-conference/

The official page for the North American Drama Therapy Association

https://linktr.ee/NADTA.Dramatherapy

The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) was incorporated in 1979 to establish and uphold rigorous standards of professional competence for drama therapists. The organization maintains requirements that must be met to qualify as a registered drama therapist (RDT). NADTA promotes drama therapy through information and advocacy.

Operating as usual

01/11/2023

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held on January 21, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST. Each hour will have a distinct theme or purpose, with questions/answers as to each topic in real time, followed by a general opportunity for dialogue in the final hour.

Zoom link to come- keep a look out at your email.

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 01/01/2023

The NADTA wishes you & yours a happy new year. ✨

As a reminder, our annual Membership Meeting will be held on January 21, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each hour will have a distinct theme or purpose, with questions/answers as to each topic in real time, followed by a general opportunity for dialogue in the final hour. A zoom link will be provided the week of January 9th – along with the Board Reports.

11/09/2022

Tomorrow is the final day to register for the Virtual Conference

📣 Virtual Confernce Keynote Speaker 📣

Leroy F. Moore Jr., 2021 Emmy award winner, is the founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, Moore has been a key member of Poor Magazine, starting with the column “Illin-N-Chillin” and then as a founding member of the magazine’s school, the Homefulness and Decolonize Academy. Moore is one of the founding members of National Black Disability Coalition and an activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. Leroy has started and helped start organizations including Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization, Sins Invalid, and Krip-Hop Nation. His cultural work includes the film documentary Where Is Hope, Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, spoken-word CDs, poetry books and the children’s book Black Disabled Art History 101 published by Xochitl Justice Press.
His graphic novel Krip-Hop Graphic Novel Issue 1: Brown Disabled Young Woman Superhero Brings Disability Justice to Hip- Hop was published in 2019 and 2020 under Poor Press. Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists. Fall 2021 Leroy starts his Ph.D. in Anthropology at UCLA.
Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists. Moore has written, sang and collaborated to do music videos on Black disabled men. In July 2019 Leroy Moore under Krip-Hop Nation organized African Disabled Musicians San Francisco Bay Area Tour with disabled musicians from Uganda, Tanzania and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2021 Leroy Moore published a book about Black disabled young men under SoulfulMediaWorks.

Leroy has won many awards for his advocacy from the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council under Willie L. Brown to the Local Hero Award in 2002 from Public Television Station, KQED in San Francisco and in 2014, San Francisco Bayview Newspaper named Leroy, Champion of Disabled People in the Media on Black Media Appreciation Night.
https://kriphopnation.com/

11/05/2022

Thank you Dr. Jaye Austin Williams for a thought provoking and inspiring keynote at the NADTA conference this weekend.

Dr. Jaye Austin Williams is Assistant Professor and Interim Chair (’22-’23) of the Dept. of Critical Black Studies at Bucknell University. A critically acclaimed actor, director and playwright for thirty years, she now specializes in the (often fraught) melding of drama, cinema, performance, q***r and feminist theories with critical Black studies. Her research and teaching focus on the structural and global implications of antiblackness, its emanation from the collective unconscious and its myriad performances, both subtle and overt, within global modernity. She is the author of numerous publications, and is currently completing a monograph entitled, Staging (Within) Antiblack Violence: Toward a Radical Black Dramaturgy.
https://jayeaustinwilliams.com/

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 10/31/2022

Thank you for being a 2022 Conference Sponsor!

MA in Drama Therapy at NYU Steinhart prepares you to translate your love for theatre into culturally responsible creative and compassionate care.

Learn more about their program today! 💜

10/31/2022

The time has come! NADTA Conference 2022 Week is here. We cannot wait to see you all later this week as we join together in Examining and Reaffirming Social Justice in Drama Therapy!

Week of Reminders:

1. Make sure you are registered!
2. Download the Conference App
3. Be sure to pack your curiosity & sense of play!

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 10/29/2022

A big “thank you” to Kansas State University is in order for sponsoring the 2022 NADTA Conference!

KSU’s drama therapy program is uniquely positioned within the graduate School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

We are looking forward to seeing current KSU students & proud alum this next week!

10/28/2022

Bought your plane ticket & booked the hotel but haven’t registered? You have two days remaining! If you are having trouble registering, please send us a dm & we can provide support!

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 10/26/2022

This week we are excited to highlight the sponsors for our 2022 conference. Up first, a big thank you to Lesley University.

Lesley offers a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Drama Therapy, a PhD and Expressive Therapies, a Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies-Alternate Route, and a Certified Advanced Graduate Study in Expressive Therapies Alternate Route.

For more information, please visit Lesley.edu/drama–therapy ✅

10/20/2022

Information is already being updated on our Conference app. Download today to stay up-to-date with all conference happenings!

We can’t wait to see you all in person & virtually this November!

1. Download Eventsential from your Google Play or App Store.

2. Search NADTA

3. Change icon to NADTA (you will be prompted)

4. Enjoy being up to date on schedule & announcements!

10/18/2022

The deadline for registration is coming up quickly. When you register, you are also signing up for the events of the conference. Don’t wait too late and miss out on a presenter that you might be looking forward to!

10/17/2022

Have you booked your hotel room for the 2022 Conference?

Book this week for the discount rate of $209/ night. There is single/double/triple/quad rooms available.

Seeking a roommate? The Roommate Coordinator will take care of you! Just send over an email with name, number of roommates preferences, and any special notes to [email protected]

10/12/2022

CHEDC (Cultural Humility, Equity, & Diversity Committee) is soliciting short videos (1-3 minutes) from current NADTA members (or anyone who has been a member during the past three years) regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your personal and professional development.
Creativity and the use of drama therapy processes within your video are encouraged! (But by no means required).

CHEDC hopes to use the Virtual Diversity forum on November 12 as a space to process our collective experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its past, present, and future impacts on our personal and professional lives.

The submitted videos will be compiled by CHEDC into a short film which will be presented at the virtual Diversity Forum on Saturday, November 12 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm PST / 8:00pm - 10:30pm EST.

CHEDC recognizes the global COVID-19 pandemic as a form of collective trauma that disproportionately impacts marginalized and oppressed communities across the globe.

As embodied practitioners, we further recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic may have uniquely and permanently altered some aspects of our profession as drama therapists, in ways that may not yet be fully clear.

More info can be found in your email! 📧

10/05/2022

Why download this conference app? It will be your one stop shop for both the in person & virtual 2022 Conference info!

This app will provide you the conference agenda at your fingertips, give you real time updates to any shifts in programming, access to presenters and their resources, and a way to check out our sponsors & ads!

Need support? Check out the video in stories & reels!

10/05/2022

Drama Therapists in New Jersey are getting closer to achieving licensure!

If you live or work as a Drama Therapist in New Jersey, please contact [email protected] with your contact information so we can keep you in the loop.

AND: There is a vacancy for a NJ Drama Therapist to be on the NJ State Board of Creative Arts and Activities Therapies.

If you are interested in this role, please contact [email protected] asap!

09/30/2022

🚨🚨🚨Conference 2022 Covid-19 Protocols are currently as follows: For the upcoming NADTA Conference, attendees will agree to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols from the hotel. Additionally, we ask that attendees be vaccinated/boosted and recommend wearing masks through the conference, though we cannot strictly enforce it. Attendees will have indicators on name tags regarding their level of comfort with touch/spatial awareness.

09/19/2022

Register now! Link in bio! 💙💛🧡

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 09/07/2022

As we prepare for the 2022 conference, we remember past years of collaboration, community, and all of the inventive new research to display how drama therapists are continuing to pave the path of our modality. 🗣

Will you be attending the 2022 conference? Leave a comment below and we cannot wait to see you, learn from you, and come together. 🫂

08/29/2022

Traveling solo to the upcoming conference? The NADTA Roommate Coordinator is a service available to all attendees to organize roommate pairings, enhance networking and offset hotel costs. Please send your name, date of arrival/departure, how many people you are open to sharing with, and any additional preferences to [email protected]

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 08/14/2022

The listserv is an ongoing space for members of our community to connect and share. If you are interested in getting regular updates, email: [email protected] 🗣

08/12/2022

WOOHOO!!! ✨

We cannot wait for this years conference. You’ve met our Keynote Speaker, but now you can check out the lineup online!

Book those hotel rooms & bring your drama therapist best friend as we Take a Stand, Together for the 43rd Annual Conference!

Photos from North American Drama Therapy Association's post 08/11/2022

Becoming a drama therapist? Our credentialing cycle is around the corner. Here is a cheat sheet to accessing the application you may be applying for. If you are having trouble with the application, please email us at [email protected]. There are options available for submitting a PDF. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we seek to improve our new website, and congratulations to our colleagues who are taking this step!

08/09/2022

Our forms and process have been revamped and we are doing our final testing! We will be going live a little later this week...so please keep checking the website!

We will also send out an e-blast and let you know that we have begun ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

08/06/2022

The conference is officially upon us. In 89 days, the NADTA community will join together in San Diego, California to share new research and pave the way for continuing to build upon the field of drama therapy. Will you be there?

07/27/2022

Good news! Our forms and process have been revamped and we are doing our final testing. We will be going live a little later this week...so please keep checking the website & Instagram stories!✨✨✨

We will also send out an e-blast and let you know that we have begun ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Please note all RDTs, P-RDTs and BCTs are required to submit an electronic form. Paper forms will only be allowed if approved by the Registry Committee, Trainer Review Committee and Office.

07/19/2022

Is this you? 👀

07/19/2022

📣 Virtual Confernce Keynote Speaker 📣

Leroy F. Moore Jr., 2021 Emmy award winner, is the founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, Moore has been a key member of Poor Magazine, starting with the column “Illin-N-Chillin” and then as a founding member of the magazine’s school, the Homefulness and Decolonize Academy. Moore is one of the founding members of National Black Disability Coalition and an activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. Leroy has started and helped start organizations including Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization, Sins Invalid, and Krip-Hop Nation. His cultural work includes the film documentary Where Is Hope, Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, spoken-word CDs, poetry books and the children’s book Black Disabled Art History 101 published by Xochitl Justice Press.
His graphic novel Krip-Hop Graphic Novel Issue 1: Brown Disabled Young Woman Superhero Brings Disability Justice to Hip- Hop was published in 2019 and 2020 under Poor Press. Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists. Fall 2021 Leroy starts his Ph.D. in Anthropology at UCLA.
Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists. Moore has written, sang and collaborated to do music videos on Black disabled men. In July 2019 Leroy Moore under Krip-Hop Nation organized African Disabled Musicians San Francisco Bay Area Tour with disabled musicians from Uganda, Tanzania and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2021 Leroy Moore published a book about Black disabled young men under SoulfulMediaWorks.

Leroy has won many awards for his advocacy from the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council under Willie L. Brown to the Local Hero Award in 2002 from Public Television Station, KQED in San Francisco and in 2014, San Francisco Bayview Newspaper named Leroy, Champion of Disabled People in the Media on Black Media Appreciation Night.
https://kriphopnation.com/

07/15/2022

You asked for it & we listened! This year we are excited to announce that in addition to our in person conference, we will also be hosting a VIRTUAL conference day- more information coming soon about registration & schedule!

07/05/2022

NADTA Community 🌱

Each and every one of you deserve accolades and to be celebrated for all that you have been doing over the past year. As drama therapists you hold incredible weight, creating and balancing space for your clients and the communities you serve, as well as your families, your personal networks, and your own needs and wellbeing.

Recipients are chosen by the NADTA Board from a list of candidates nominated by NADTA members. Multiple submissions are allowed.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the president elect at [email protected].

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 NADTA AWARDS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

06/27/2022

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted social tensions and systemic oppression throughout the US, further limiting spaces for individuals with marginalized identities to find full expression and reclaim their human agency. ♥️

A sharp increase in anti-trans rhetoric, legislation, and violence throughout the US threatens the lives of the most vulnerable members of the q***r community.
The NADTA wants to honor this legacy. The movement cannot be separated from the liberation of q***r and trans people. ♥️

We argue for holistic, participatory, inclusive, and emancipatory mental health approaches that integrate rights, multiple social dimensions, and diverse sources of knowledge and lived experiences, while promoting equity for all.

06/14/2022

The NADTA is excited to announce the Keynote Guest for our 43rd Annual Conference. We welcome Dr. Jaye Austin Williams as our in-person speaker!

Dr. Jaye Austin Williams is Assistant Professor and Interim Chair (’22-’23) of the Dept. of Critical Black Studies at Bucknell University. A critically acclaimed actor, director and playwright for thirty years, she now specializes in the (often fraught) melding of drama, cinema, performance, q***r and feminist theories with critical Black studies. Her research and teaching focus on the structural and global implications of antiblackness, its emanation from the collective unconscious and its myriad performances, both subtle and overt, within global modernity. She is the author of numerous publications, and is currently completing a monograph entitled, Staging (Within) Antiblack Violence: Toward a Radical Black Dramaturgy.
https://jayeaustinwilliams.com/

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Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world.

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