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The Memorial Hermann Cancer Journal's Spring 2021 issue, highlighted Peyton Welch, RDT in his use of drama therapy to support cancer thrivers and their families in the Greater Houston area, at the Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center of Memorial Hermann Hospital (pg. 4).

Member Sally Bailey, Quoted in Creative Arts Therapies in SUD Recovery 

Sally Bailey was quoted on drama therapy for Substance Use Disorder in the summer Social Work Today magazine, representing drama therapy in an article about the creative arts therapies.

Member Sally Shatzkes, Recipient of the 2019 Covenant Award

The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2019 recipients of the Covenant Award. Each of this year’s Award recipients is deeply embedded in the work of their respective institutions, each wears multiple hats, and each learns and teaches alongside colleagues and faculty members for the betterment of their individual school communities.

Nontraditional Therapy Practice uses Mount Holly as Stage

Barbara Brown's practice is filled with scents for aromatherapy, pastel colors and a shelf full of toys. Brown has a toy box full of uncommon methods to help people in therapy cope and heal. Source: Gaston Gazette

Psychodrama and Therapy

Joy Behar from The View discusses the benefits of pysochodrama.

NYC Health + Hospitals CAT Week Conference

For many, art, music, dance, drama, and poetry are ways to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here at NYC Health & Hospitals, these forums of creativity hold more clinical importance when incorporated into our patients' treatment plans. Thank you two the two corporate sponsors: the North American Drama Therapy Association and the New York State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association.

Active Lifestyles

Florida Hospital Orlando is proud to offer CHEER UP, a program that uses creative drama and arts techniques to address physical and psychological issues Parkinson’s patients are likely to face. Source: OrangeTV

To Cope With Shooting, Parkland Students Use Art, Music Therapy 

Students in Broward County, Fla., have gone back to school — 6 months after the shooting that left 17 people dead at a Parkland high school. Some students spent the summer trying to heal through art. Source: NPR

Drama Therapy Director Finds Mission in Program 

Sally Bailey got into theater to try to change the world through art. Bailey, the director of K-State’s drama therapy program, believes drama therapy is her way of doing that. Source: The Mercury

Drama Therapy for Parkinson's Patients

Drama therapy helps to rehearse resilience and lower anxiety for Parkinson's patients. Theater exercises also address Parkinson's physical symptoms in order to improve movement and voice. Watch NADTA Member and RDT, Anne Curtis, as she facilitates her Cheer Up Drama Therapy Group. Source: FHTVNEWS.COM

Drama Therapy for Cancer Patients

Drama therapy can be a powerful tool for helping people living with cancer or in recovery from cancer. In both situations, patients deal with physical symptoms, like pain, as well as emotional symptoms, like depression, fear, anxiety, and social isolation. Trained drama therapists work with these patients to address individual goals and to improve overall wellness.

Drama therapy is a new tool to help those with autism 

Drama therapy is a well-known, well-used approach to help people who have a wide array of conditions that interfere with their ability to interact well with others. Drama therapy uses exercises commonly practiced in the theatre such as scene acting, improvisation, and physical acting. Source: MN Spokesman-Recorder

Drama therapy uses role-playing to heal

For some who see a therapist, just talking things through isn't enough. Drama therapy allows the patient to relive a moment or play out their biggest fears. Source: CNN

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