What are the Benefits of  Becoming an NADTA Member?

  1. Gain a Professional Edge
    • Online and social media spaces to engage in discussion about news, information, ideas, events, and people in the field of drama therapy.
    • Annual Conferences and regional events that are relevant to your professional life.
    • Alternative Training for those who want to continue their education.
    • Information on NADTA accredited graduate programs and NADTA recognized courses in drama therapy.
    • Subscription to Behind the Scenes email blast to membership.
    • Complimentary printed copy and online access to the academic journal, Drama Therapy Review.
  2. Networking Opportunities
    • Membership in NADTA regions.
    • Support from Regional Representatives in building coalitions and event funding
    • Annual conferences and regional events where you'll have the chance to interact with nationally and internationally known drama therapists as well as others who share your professional interests.
    • Inclusion of drama therapy at the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Association (NCCATA) which provides representation and advocacy for drama therapy and creative arts therapies to national conferences, advocacy events, and The Joint Commission.
    • RDT listing Online Membership Directory of NADTA members listed in alphabetical order, by state and by the populations with which each member works.
    • NADTA Trainer Search, a mapping tool for locating participating BCTs.
    • Serve on committees and develop opportunities to exchange ideas with your colleagues.
    • Subscribe to the Dramatherapy listserv so you can connect with the dialogue of drama therapists around the globe.
  3. Make Your Voice Heard
    • National and local advocacy in conjunction with other creative arts advocacy groups.
    • Support for advocacy efforts from your Government Affairs committee.
    • Serve on committees to help develop the profession of drama therapy.
    • Educational and dialogue opportunities to discuss topics of social equity which are facilitated by the members of the Cultural Humility, Equity, and Diversity Committee (CHEDC).
    • The opportunity to belong to an organization that shows leadership by taking positions on social inequities that impact our members, our clients, and our communities.
    • Advancement of drama therapy through promotion of the profession among mental health professionals, educators and the general public.
    • Coalitions involved in issues of certification and licensure.
    • The right to vote for candidates who will serve on the Board of Directors. These volunteers represent the needs of the membership. Anyone interested in serving on the Board should contact President-Elect at [email protected].
  4. Be Recognized in Your Field
    • Enjoy the benefits of belonging to a professional association that is working for you.
    • Eligibility to be nominated for awards in the field of drama therapy.
    • Nationally recognized guidelines and standards for university and alternative training programs in drama therapy.
    • Nationally recognized Standards of Registration for drama therapists who fulfill eligibility requirements.
    • Commitment to a national Code of Ethical Principles.
  5. Referral Service
    • Referrals are provided to the general public when they are searching for a drama therapist.
    • List your private practice in the NADTA search.
    • Referrals to other professionals and media outlets.
  6. Save Money
    • Discounts on registration fees for the annual conference, regional conferences, and events.