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Drama Therapy Review (DTR)
The official peer-reviewed journal of the NADTA
Aims and Scope
Drama Therapy Review (DTR) is the journal of the North American Drama Therapy Association. DTR is committed to documenting and disseminating drama therapy research, promoting scholarship about drama therapy theory and practice, encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue, and providing a forum for lively debate in the field. DTR profiles and critically reflects upon current and emerging practices involving the intentional and therapeutic uses of drama and performance in clinical, educational, community, organizational, and research contexts.
The primary audience consists of practitioners, educators, and scholars of drama therapy, related arts therapies, mental health professionals, community leaders, policy makers, theater and allied arts practitioners, and cultural workers interested in the health benefits and risks associated with drama and performance. Contributors include eminent theorists, educators, and practitioners in the field but the journal also features innovative work from lesser-known authors.
DTR encourages articles that are contextualized, grounded in coherent theory, and reflect exemplary practice. This may include but is not limited to quantitative studies, systematic literature reviews, and qualitative analysis including arts based research and clinical case vignettes. In addition to articles, DTR includes book and performance reviews, editorials, visual essays, and position papers. The editorial team of DTR is dedicated to keeping the journal responsive to authors and to matters of current interest and concern as well as the occasional thematic issue.