Tue 18 Oct 2022: 10:00AM
Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University: Introduction to Dramatherapy

Venue: QMU Campus, Musselburgh
Prices: £875 (£630 concession unemployed/student status)
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Due to demand, QMU is running this course again in autumn 2022. It will offer a thorough introduction to dramatherapy processes, either for your own development or as a lead-in to the new MSc training.

The course will be of interest and benefit to all those interested in the arts and those working in theatre, health, social care and education. Completion of the course will provide students with a good general introduction to Dramatherapy and a foundation upon which to progress to further accredited training.

Dramatherapy is an established profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, and Dramatherapists who’ve completed a Master’s level training practise under a protected title. Treatment settings include psychiatry, adult and child psychotherapy, physical and learning disability services, forensic and other custodial settings, special and mainstream education, services for the elderly, palliative care and private practice.

Dramatherapy offers an active, creative and playful approach to encountering and exploring life experiences. It is concerned with the ways in which the psychotherapeutic application of creative techniques can contribute to beneficial psychological change.

The Introduction to Dramatherapy Short Course will introduce students to the practice of dramatherapy through experiential learning and specialist presentations. The course will cover some of the history and development of dramatherapy and introduce students to some of the key theories informing current practice, while focusing predominantly on workshop-based group processes, which reflects the style of learning on a full training programme. A reading list will be provided.

This course will run entirely dependent upon required number of students.

Experiential workshops will offer students the opportunity to encounter the various processes themselves in a group setting, sharing experiences whilst exploring key themes pertinent to dramatherapy practice. This is a non-qualifying course and does not allow persons to practice as a ‘Dramatherapist’ or use this legally-protected title.

You will be required to attend on the following four weekends, at QMU Campus, Musselburgh:

29 & 30 October 2022: 10am-5pm
3 & 4 December 2022: 10am-5pm
21 & 22 January 2023: 10am-5pm
4 & 5 March 2023: 10am-5pm

Fees: £875 (£630 concession unemployed/student status).

For further information, please contact lpalmer@qmu.ac.uk or visit https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/continuing-professional-development-cpd-courses/cpd-courses-folder/introduction-to-dramatherapy-short-course/

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