A question that comes up time and again is, “What differentiates drama therapy from psychotherapy?” As someone with a background and training in theatre, drama, and performance more generally, this question has been a frequent source of confusion and frustration… Read moreDrama Therapy and its Roots in Theatrical Techniques
It is always challenging to answer the question, “What is drama therapy?” because drama therapy can look so many different ways! Any aspect of theatre or drama may be incorporated into a drama therapy practice, including (but not limited to!):… Read moreDrama Therapy and the Creative Arts Therapies
As someone who has dedicated my life’s work and study to the Arts and Humanities, I know that in the US especially, I am fighting an uphill battle. But why is that the case, when the Arts and Humanities have… Read moreTheoretical Foundations of Drama Therapy: Thinking Outside the Binary
An important aspect of being a creative arts (or expressive arts) therapist is being an advocate and a translator. It is not unlike being an ambassador from a foreign country. Each of the creative arts therapies represents a unique theoretical… Read moreHow have you managed not to know?: White Supremacy and Psychotherapy
One of the struggles of being a creative arts therapist is helping others understand what that means. To aid in that process, I have created a Venn diagram to show how multiple different fields and approaches have developed in an… Read moreWhat is the scope of practice of creative arts therapies?