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 addressing needs in your local region.
  • 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.
  • RDT listing Online Membership Directory of NADTA members listed in alphabetical order, by state and by the populations with which each member works.
  • 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.
  • Serve on committees to help develop the profession of drama therapy.
  • 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.
  • Voting privileges.

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

6. Save Money

  • Discounts on conferences, publications, and multi-media materials.