SoCal Chapter

SoCal Vision

Healthy and empowered communities through the creative arts.

SoCal Mission

The Southern California Chapter of the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) is a collaboration of professionals and students committed to empowering individuals and our community through therapeutic use of the creative arts. We aim to increase awareness of the benefits of drama therapy through education, sharing research, creating outreach, and experiential opportunities.

SoCal Chapter covers the following metropolitan areas:  Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and the El Centro area. We can be contacted at:

President – Jennifer Stuckert-Knapp, LMFT, RDT

President Elect - Rezal Martinez-Gillies, MFTi

Vice President – Hiroko Saeki, MFTi

Treasurer - Kamran Afary, PhD

Recording Secretary - Dan Doyle, LMFT, RDT

Communications Secretary - Rachel Brousseau, LMFT, RDT

Active Members:

Myriam Savage, Cynthia Kelvin-Holloway, Brandford Bancroft, Pam Dunne, Yoon-Young Kim and Sally Gordon 


Pacific Northwest:
Group Directors:Stephanie Wichmann and Beth Ricketson
Members: Portaland Playback, and Antioch University