Course Description

Hours: 12

Sometimes words are not enough. 

This two-day workshop will introduce drama therapy as a means of working with people who have experienced individual or collective trauma. Drama therapy interventions allow clients to explore themes in a different way -- in a way that might feel safer, less direct, more embodied or more soothing than talk therapy. 

We will spend some time with an overview of four drama therapy modalities: sociometry, the five phase model, role theory, projective work and developmental transformations. We will then introduce some interventions that you can integrate into your talk therapy work with individuals and groups. This workshop will require you to actively participate in short activities and discussions to develop an embodied understanding of the practice of drama therapy. Don’t worry, no drama experience expected!

A reminder that the term Drama Therapist is a protected term under the North American Drama Therapy Association and this workshop provides an introduction to the practice of drama therapy. More information about how to become a drama therapist or creative arts therapist will be provided at the end of the training for those interested.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-4967

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Sometimes Words Are Not Enough: Drama Therapy with Trauma
Workshop Remote
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 06, 2024 to May 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
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Section Notes

Instructor: Megan Svarich-Knights, MSW, RSW, P-RDT

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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