Cultural Humility, Equity, and Diversity Committee (CHEDC)

Our Commitment to Diversity--The NADTA has a significant history of championing the dignity, visibility, and accessibility of its members. As our Code of Ethics indicates, the NADTA does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, or any basis prescribed by law (sec. 5.a). In addition to this, the NADTA seeks to promote cultural competency, humility, and sensitivity towards the responsible practice of drama therapy (sec. 2, 4, and 7). Understanding how these aspects of identity intersect and influence human experience is vital to ethical practice.

Cultural Humility, Equity, and Intersectionality have been at the forefront of critical conversations on marginalization, stigma and oppression. The committee wants to stay in step with what is happening in our greater social justice communities, organizations and educational institutions. The CHED Committee is committed to continuously reflecting the complexity and lifelong learning that is imperative while understanding one’s own experience as well as learning from others with diverse backgrounds. 

We encourage you to take part in our community! There are many ways to get involved:

Organizational resources addressing Cultural Humility, Equity and Intersectionality & Diversity

1. NADTA Cultural Response/ability Guidelines
2. American Psychological Association
3. National Association of Social Workers
4. Canadian Council for the Arts
5. Americans For the Arts

Related Information

Racial Justice and Equity Calls


Have you seen the NADTA ratified Cultural Response/Ability Guidelines? 


Committee Members:

CHED CHAIR: Adam Stevens
Please contact the CHED at to share resources, trainings in your area, knowledge, ideas, and to volunteer!

Jessica Bleuer

Diana Elizabeth Jordan

Craig Flickinger

Sarah Kliger

Stephanie Wichmann