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This course addresses theoretical orientations to drama therapy, the role of the therapists, rights and responsibilities in therapy, the therapeutic process, the stages of therapy, and treatment techniques. Some of the most common treatment issues and concerns about adolescents who have experienced maltreatment are explored.


This course focuses on drama approaches for the treatment of teens and young adults with a variety of psychological stressors, including physical & sexual abuse, life-threatening illnesses, death of a parent, divorce, college and bullying. Further, it examines treatment models & protocols relevant to institutional & community agency settings. This in-depth course includes case examples, demonstration of drama techniques, and interactive class participation.


Role theory will also be explored, including a final performance for the community.


Learning Objectives:


  • Describe 6 effective drama therapy strategies for adolescents
  • Identify how drama therapy impacts neuropsychological development
  • Conceptualize attachment patterns to strengthen clients' relationships.
  • Develop 2 new techniques to engage adolescents in family drama therapy.
  • Practice evidence-based drama therapy techniques to treat adolescents
  • Identify effective evidence-based drama therapy techniques that can be used immediately with their client populations.


Limitations and Risks:


  • Participants understand the nature, objectives, limitations, and results from the training are distinctly different from the formal study of the creative arts therapies
  • There are potential risks when introducing creative arts into your practice without adequate training
  • The creative arts therapies are an evidenced-based treatment


At the end of this workshop, participants will receive a certificate stating they have completed this 45 Hour CE course (3 credit hours) with a short course description. This workshop provides 3 credits for Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy students.


Center for Creative Arts Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7460. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Creative Arts Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Required Drama Therapy Course -  3 Credits of Special Populations

Optional Expressive Arts Therapy Course - 3 Credits Advanced Electives

Drama Therapy with Teens & Young Adults (45 CEs)

  • Required Drama Therapy Course (counts as an Special Populations or Advanced Electives)

    (45 hours/3 credits) Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2024, 9:00AM-5:30PM & Friday, June 28, 7:00PM-10:00PM (Performance), at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, 2600 Warrenville Rd., Suite 205, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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