CTH3400 Principles of Drama Therapy

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. J.L. Guerriero

Course Description:

Introduction to the field of drama therapy and the theories and principles involved in its practice through lecture, discussion, reading, and experience. An overview will be provided of the history of drama therapy, its sources in theatre and psychotherapy, and information on leading practitioners and their approaches/theories. The requirements for registry as a drama therapist and typical sites for practice will be examined, as well as basic ethical considerations for drama therapists.

How This Course Benefits Students:

An introductory survey course that acquaints the student with the field of Drama Therapy in clinical and non-clinical settings. After examining approaches in drama therapy, students compare and contrast these to well-known psychological approaches.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will provide an introduction to the many ways that theatre can be used in a therapeutic context, which will be beneficial for ministry efforts. This course will also acquaint the student with the basic tools to pursue the Registered Drama Therapist credential with the North American Drama Therapy Association