CTH4420 Drama Therapy in Cultural Context

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

Explores various ways in which drama therapy can be used in a cultural context. Methods for finding appropriate interventions are discussed. Students learn about the negative effect of stigma on non-dominant populations and the issues that stem from stigmatization and ostracism within a community. Students are encouraged to assess their own prejudices and pre-conceptions in order to become more aware of how they interact with clients.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This introductory course has a primary focus on cultural diversity in social ministry contexts. The course addresses various aspects of race, ethnicity and religion that affect the implementation of drama therapy in culturally-appropriate interventions.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will encourage the student practitioner to imagine and integrate Drama Therapy with various cultures and ethnicities. The graduate level course may count toward credit for the Registered Drama Therapist credential with the North American Drama Therapy Association.