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Mentorship in the
Field of Drama Therapy


Roles & expectations of Mentors & Mentees:

  • Mentors & Mentees are to be members in good standing with the NADTA.
          -    Up to date with CE's
          -    Up to date with NADTA's Membership Fees
  • Mentors & Mentees are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant of the NADTA Code of Ethics.
  • Participation in the mentor program is voluntary. No compensation will be granted or awarded.
  • Mentorship is not supervision.


Benefits & Rewards for both Mentors & Mentees in Drama Therapy:

Benefits for Mentees include:

  • Personal and professional growth opportunities for Mentees.
  • Role-modeling by more experienced drama therapists.
  • Gaining better outlook on professional issues related to creative arts therapy professionals
  • Psychosocial support in the form of career oriented camaraderie, acceptance and confirmation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career navigation
  • Enhanced awareness and strengthened abilities in both job and internship performance

Benefits for Mentors include:

  • Learning opportunities for Mentors
  • Gaining greater perspective on drama therapists’ work-related issues and problems
  • Developing a personal relationship with emerging clinicians in field of drama therapy
  • Personal gratification of giving back and supporting future of drama therapy
  • Self-reflection and personal growth
  • Participation in forthcoming research and future opportunities for discounts towards the conference.


​Confidentiality and Disclaimers

  • Confidentiality will be upheld as outlined in the NADTA’s Code of Ethics.
  • NADTA’s Mentorship Program looks to connect Registered Drama Therapists with students/new comers/emerging clinicians to share information and knowledge regarding the profession of drama therapy.
  • The NADTA does not recommend or endorse the participants or the services they provide.


Conflict resolution, grievance, and relationship termination

  • Mentors and Mentees have the right to end the Mentoring relationship prior to the time commitment originally determined by both parties.
  • In the case of serious grievance, Mentors and Mentees have the right to file a complaint with the NADTA Board and Mentorship Committee.

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