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North American Journal of Drama Therapy (NAJDT)
Aims and Scope
The North American Journal of Drama Therapy (NAJDT) is the peer-reviewed journal of the North American Drama Therapy Association. As the major North American journal for drama therapy, NAJDT is committed to quality analysis and pioneering research in drama therapy theory and practice. NAJDT publishes a high standard of scholarly articles while embracing the aesthetics and creativity that are inherent to our field.
Drama therapy finds its theoretic and philosophical roots in drama, psychology, psychotherapy, anthropology, play, and creative and interactive processes. NAJDT welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work, including, but not limited to:
• qualitative analysis
• arts-based research
• quantitative studies
• theoretical models
• case narratives
• literature reviews
• pedagogical approaches
In addition to articles, NAJDT includes book reviews; editorials; mixed-media arts-based submissions; short reflections, and position papers. NAJDT publishes individual articles on a rolling basis as well as thematic issues.
As a publication, NAJDT’s aim is to encourage lively debate, showcase interdisciplinary approaches, deepen the practice and understanding of current approaches in the field, advocate new voices, and demonstrate the efficacy of drama therapy. NAJDT is particularly interested in submissions where authors include dialogue with and critique of existing theoretical and practice-based writings within drama therapy.
NAJDT is a drama therapy publication. Thus, all submissions must directly pertain to the theory and practice of drama therapy. Submissions from practitioners and scholars in the related fields of psychology, counseling, social work, educational theatre, creative arts therapies and the dramatic arts will be considered so long as their work relates to drama therapy.
NAJDT Advisory Board:
David R. Johnson
NAJDT Working Committee:
Ligia Batista Fradinho
We welcome feedback from the community.
Email Meredith & Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A call for submissions for our inaugural issue will be available later this year.