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). Additionally, the NADTA  promotes 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 continue to be at the forefront of critical conversations on marginalization, stigma and oppression. The CHED committee serves as a link between NADTA members and 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’s Multicultural Training Resources

3. National Association of Social Workers - Incorporating Intersectionality in Social Work Practice

4. Canadian Council for the Arts’ Equity Statement

5. Americans For the Arts’ Cultural Equity Statement