NADTA's Mission, Vision, and Values

To support and advance the profession of drama therapy

Enhancing the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through supporting and educating drama therapists.


  • Creativity and innovation in healing
  • Professionalism, integrity, and ethical accountability of practitioners
  • Inquiry, research, and transparency of communication
  • Collaboration, compassion, and community building through the drama therapeutic process
  • Creative alignment between values and action
  • A commitment to inclusiveness, a promotion of diversity and cultural competency within the drama therapy community and the clients we serve.

Updated in 2016