This course is only available via ZOOM!


The course is designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of role theory and role method in drama therapy. The theoretical part of the course will provide an overview of sociological and theatrical theory as source material for drama therapy role theory.


The theoretical model known as Robert Landy's Taxonomy of Roles will be studied and analyzed. The applied part of the course will introduce students to the clinical applications of role method in working with a range of challenging conditions based in mental status, cognition, socioeconomic conditions and life stressors.


Learning Objectives


  • Explain Robert Landy's Role Theory Method
  • Identify the Taxonomy of Roles
  • Identify and describe the various role categories
  • List at least 5 applications of role theory
  • Design a role theory intervention
  • Describe how to use Role Theory as a diagnostic tool


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


The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383).


This workshop provides 15 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors and 1 credit hour for Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy students.

Role Theory Exploration

  • (1 credit) Saturday & Sunday, September 12th-13th, 2020, 9:00AM-5:30PM, 4336 Saratoga Avenue, 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515 at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, 4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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