Post-Graduate and Alternative Training Programs

These universities and training centers offer courses in drama therapy that can be taken to fulfill the requirements of alternative training or as supplementary post-graduate training in specific methods and approaches to Drama Therapy.

Alternative training students are not limited to the schools on this list, but may find courses at other institutions and may take training courses at a number of different schools. Students who do not live near a training program may be able to complete their training by taking courses locally, on-line and through intensives. The Board Certified Trainer (BCT) is a member of the faculty of the North American Drama Therapy Association, and to ensure they receive credit toward the RDT (Registered Drama Therapist) requirements, current and potential alternative training students are encouraged to establish a relationship with a BCT, who will advise the student about course requirements and eligible coursework. Students are also encouraged to read the alternative training manual, to evaluate whether the course content and instructor's credentials meet the alternative training requirements. (Click here for more information on where to find alternative training courses.)

Catharsis: Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy (Lebanon, Middle East)

Catharsis: Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy (Lebanon, Middle East)
Founder and Director: Zeina Daccache, MA, RDT
Phone: 00961-9-914932 / 00961-3-162 573
email: info@catharsislcdt.org
website: http://www.catharsislcdt.org
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/CatharsisLCDT

Center for Creative Arts Therapy (Chicago, IL)

Certificate Training Program for Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy
Founder and Director: Azizi Marshall, MA, RDT/BCT, REAT
Phone: 847-477-8244
email: info@c4creativeartstherapy.com
website: http://www.c4creativeartstherapy.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCreativeArtsTherapy/

Center for Living Arts (Oakland, CA)

Director: Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
Website: www.livingartscenter.org

Creative Alternatives of New York (New York, NY)

Program Director: Heidi Landis RDT/BCT, LCAT, CP, CGP
Director of Training: Lucy McLellan RDT/BCT, LCAT
www.cany.org

Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Director: Pam Dunne, PhD, RDT/BCT
Website: www.dramatherapyinstitutela.com

Institute for Developmental Transformations (Multiple Locations)

Training Director (NYC, NY): Adam Reynolds, MFA, LCSW, RDT/BCT, CASAC
Training Director (San Francisco, CA): Renee Pitre, MA, RDT
Training Director (Israel): Gideon Zehavi, MA, RDT/BCT
Training Director (Montreal, Canada): Jason Butler, PhD, RDT/BCT
Training Director (Minneapolis, MN): Jennifer Johnson, MA, RDT
Additional Training locations in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hong Kong
 

Website: www.developmentaltransformations.com

Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)

MA in Theater with Concentration in Drama Therapy
Director: Sally Bailey, MSW, MFA, RDT/BCT
Website: http://cstd.k-state.edu/Theatre/Pages/Graduate/DramaTherapy.html

Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

MS in Interdisciplinary Arts/ Drama Therapy Track
Director: Norman J. Fedder, PhD, RDT/BCT
Website: www.schoolofed.nova.edu/iap/dramatherapy_program.htm

Omega Transpersonal Drama Therapy (Boston, MA)

Director: Saphira Linden, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CP
Website: www.omegatheater.org

Presence Center for Applied Theatre Arts (Charlottesville, VA)

Director:  Mecca Burns, RDT/BCT
Website:  www.presencenter.org

Rehearsals for Growth (RfG) (Leverett, MA)

Director: Daniel J. Weiner, PhD, RDT/BCT
Website: www.rehearsalsforgrowth.com

SoCal Drama Therapy Centre

Director: Mimi Savage PhD RDT-BCT
Email: mimisavage@sfeala.com
Phone: 323-419-3319
Website: SFEALA.COM

Soul Studies Institute (Stuart, FL)

Director: Wendyne Limber, RDT/BCT
Website: www.soulstudies.com

WHEAT - Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapies (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Post-Masters Diploma in Drama Therapy Program

Director:  Darci Adam, MA, MEd, RCAT, CCC, REAT
Email: express-yourself@shaw.ca
Website: www.wheatinstitute.com
Cell:  204-293-3869
Fax:  204-809-4746