Clinical Applications of Drama and Embodied Action for Non-Drama Therapists

School of Professional Psychology and Health ICPW 5638 1.00

This course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for psychotherapists and counselors of diverse training and backgrounds to understand the powerful clinical benefits of action and drama-based interventions in therapy and, very importantly, parameters for their safe usage. Key elements of such approaches – such as role play, dramatic distancing, facilitated enactment, empty chair work, free association in action, sculpting, embodiment of inner states – will be explored experientially, explained theoretically, and critiqued in relation to clinical usage with diverse populations. Participants will develop a useful introductory tool kit along with an understanding of additional training requirements needed for those seeking advanced mastery of these methods. ICPW student

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