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International Dramatherapy Week
October 21-27, 2019
Monday 21st October, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Drama Therapy, Narrative and the Creative Arts in treating Anxiety and Trauma in Children.
-Award ceremony of the Abu Alia Sina badge
-Introduction of Ph.D. and M.A. students from seven provinces
-Opening of the Drama Therapy Association in Ahvaz Kuzestan
-Drama therapy workshops
Senehasa Education Research Resource and Information Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Association for Dramatherapists will be organizing this single day event, with three workshops, under the theme "Social Cohesion and Reconciliation". As the Sri Lankan population had an overwhelming traumatic experience last Easter Sunday, the workshops will focus in exploring the perceived aspects of the 'Self' and the 'Other', and exploring the shadows that turned to be hindrances in moving forward within a multifaceted social fabric. Dr. Ravindra Ranasinha, dramatherapist, will deliver the Key note address on this day. Dramatherapist Tehani Chitty, Theatre practitioner Viranthi Cooray, and Psychiatrist Dr. Nishanthi Dolage will guide the participants through their journey of self-exploration. Further, the members of the Sri Lanka Association for Dramatherapists will celebrate the International Dramatherapy Week, in different locations of the country, during the period of 21st to 27th October 2019.
Winners of National Awards
- Read about dramatherapists Clare Hubbard and Marina Morgan winning The Guardian Jobs Award for Innovation in Mental Health Services for their "Young Persons' Dramatherapy Group"
- Read about Students Margaux Barker and Molly Hilton winning "Step into NHS" schools competition, with entry on career as a dramatherpist
USA and Canada
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Darwin (Larrakia Land), Australia
Posting on October 27th
Drama Therapy Gathering in the Conversations and Reflections on the Arts, Creativity and Global Crisis Conference 2019
Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
October 25th, 2019 9:00 - 10:30 AM
The title of this event is also the theme for an Arts Therapies conference held in New York in October. We hope to invite a few Drama Therapists who attended to feed back on the event and also to use this as a springboard for discussion around our thoughts of addressing the mental health crisis in South Africa with a collective and creative response. As a Drama Therapy community, we also want to continue our efforts to address identity, otherness and what is possible in transformation within our culture as South African Drama Therapists.
The dramatherapy department of Anglia Ruskin University are providing an information stand in Cambridge market which will share the practice, clinical settings and NHS/HEE awards 2019. ARU staff and students will be on hand to both answer questions, demonstrate and provide examples of dramatherapy practice to the public.
Dramatherapy Workshop by Dr. Bruce Howard Bayley: 'That Good May Become' - A Goethean ‘Nature’ Approach to Dramatherapy – with reference to psychological, ritual, sexual and spiritual abuse and recovery in Dramatherapy.
October 24th, 8:30 PM
Drama therapists Lee Kogan and Liat Baruch will be leading a workshop for parents who are interested in turning their tiring routine more playful and joyful.