October 31 - November 3, 2024

Toronto, Canada
Chelsea Hotel



The Art of Mending - A Dramatic Approach to Restoration & Transformation

Against the backdrop of a post-covid world grappling with grief, trauma and many injustices, this conference seeks to illuminate the profound impact of drama therapists and the work we are leading to make space for dialogue, repair, and transformative change. 

As drama therapists, we know that change needs time. We aim to explore and experience the transformative and restorative power of process and play by:

  • Exploring how drama therapists are engaging their own transformation in practice
  • Sharing ways in which the field of drama therapy has experienced change over time with diverse populations and clinical settings.
  • Investigating how the avenue of drama therapy promotes restoration in our communities.
  • Practicing cultural humility in order to guide our transformative work, and recognize the diverse experiences of those we serve.
  • Locating where change is occurring within drama therapy processes, techniques and theoretical approaches

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The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, May 10th, 2024 at 11:59pm ET

2024 Conference Committee

NADTA Committee Members

Vice President: Monica Blanchette
Conference Chairs: TBD
Program Chairs: TBD
Marketing Chair: TBD

NADTA Office

Office Administrator: Isma Pervaiz

Continuing Education (CE)

NADTA Conference sessions may be accepted for the following types of Continuing Education:

  • LCAT CE Hours North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) has been approved to provide continuing education to LCATs in New York State. Provider Number: #CAT-0027.
  • NBCC CE Hours North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6819. Programs that do not qualify for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) credit are clearly identified.  NADTA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Please contact your licensing or credentialing organization to ask if they will accept these CE Hours

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit or NYS LCAT credit will be identified in the schedule. Instructions will be given at the conference for the procedures to follow in order to obtain CE Hours. Please note that you must request your NBCC or LCAT Certificate within 30 days after the conference.