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Drama Therapy: Techniques and Best Practices

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10 CPD hours / points
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Transform your passion for the performing arts into a meaningful and rewarding career with our comprehensive Drama Therapy: Techniques and Best Practices course. In the UK, Drama Therapists earn an average annual salary of £32,000, providing a financially stable path for those who love working with individuals and groups to unlock their emotional and mental well-being through the power of creative expression.

Our course covers eight modules, beginning with the fundamentals of Drama Therapy and exploring its benefits. Next, delve into the world of metaphors, symbols, processes, and techniques that facilitate personal growth and healing. Finally, equip you with knowledge on the assessment, evaluation, and application of Drama Therapy for various age groups.

Embark on this transformative journey, and empower yourself to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Our Drama Therapy course provides you with the essential understanding and foundations to foster emotional expression, introspection, and holistic well-being. Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in this powerful, therapeutic art form and become an advocate for positive change.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the foundational concepts and principles of Drama Therapy
  • Discover the various benefits and applications of Drama Therapy in diverse settings
  • Interpret and utilise metaphors and symbols in the therapeutic context
  • Master the processes and techniques employed in Drama Therapy
  • Explore the developmental and integrated model of Drama Therapy
  • Gain insights into the role theory approach and Psychodrama in therapeutic settings
  • Learn the essentials of assessment, evaluation, and ethical considerations in Drama Therapy
  • Apply Drama Therapy techniques effectively for various age groups


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Dive into the captivating world of Drama Therapy with our comprehensive course, designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of techniques and best practices. This educational journey will enable you to harness the power of creative expression as a tool for emotional and mental healing. Explore the fascinating intersection of the performing arts and therapeutic intervention, transforming lives.

Throughout the eight-module curriculum, you will gain valuable knowledge on the principles and applications of Drama Therapy. From role theory and Psychodrama to ethical considerations and age-specific approaches, this course covers a wide range of essential topics to help you become a skilled and compassionate Drama Therapist.

Course curriculum:

  • Module 01: Introduction to Drama Therapy
  • Module 02: Benefits of Drama Therapy
  • Module 03: Metaphors and Symbols
  • Module 04: Processes and Techniques
  • Module 05: Developmental and Integrated Model of Drama Therapy
  • Module 06: Role Theory Approach and Psychodrama
  • Module 07: Assessment, Evaluation and Ethics
  • Module 08: Drama Therapy for Various Age Groups

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring Drama Therapists seeking foundational knowledge
  • Mental health professionals looking to expand their therapeutic toolkit
  • Teachers and educators interested in incorporating Drama Therapy techniques in their classrooms
  • Social workers aiming to integrate creative therapies into their practice
  • Performing artists desiring to use their skills for therapeutic purposes
  • Individuals passionate about supporting mental health and emotional well-being through creative means

Career path

  • Drama Therapist in private practice, with a salary range of £28,000 - £40,000 per year in the UK
  • Drama Therapist within educational settings, earning £25,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Drama Therapist for healthcare organisations, with an annual salary of £30,000 - £37,000
  • Drama Therapist in community centres and non-profit organisations, earning £24,000 - £32,000 per year

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For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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