The use of drama therapy techniques in counselling
This exciting, creative course brings theatre processes and counselling disciplines together.
It is an experiential course which is informed by drama therapy theory.
The course will trace the origins of using drama as a therapeutic tool and explore how embodiment, projection, and role play unfold within the therapeutic experience.
Participants will explore the explicit use of theatre as a therapeutic tool and gain some competencies in using creative methods in counselling.
The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in drama and theatre for therapeutic benefit, for general interest or continuing professional development (40 hours).
Participants will gain an understanding and awareness of;
- the use of theatre and drama-based activities in therapy
- how psychology and drama work side by side for therapeutic benefit
- how drama and creative arts support the emotional healing of individuals or groups
- drama therapy theories and principles including the role of a drama therapist
Participants will also gain competencies in using creative methods in therapeutic practice.
This 12-session course is due to run throughout February and April 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Lyla Smith-Abass (Shades of Black Theatre and Therapeutic Services CIC) and Norma Morrison (The Rewise Project CIC).
For further information, visit www.shadesofblacktts.com, where you can download an application form and details of the event.
About Lyla Smith-Abass
Lyla Smith-Abass is a person centred counsellor, therapeutic theatre practitioner and clinical supervisor. She has worked as a therapist since 2003 training at:
- The Northern Trust for Dramatherapy - (PG Dip Dramatherapy);
- LC&CTA - (HPD Person Centred Counselling / Certificate in Clinical Supervision).