Give others the tools and techniques to explore new roles and relationships.
Develop an understanding of how
the intentional use of improvisation, storytelling, role-play, performance, and other dramatic action methods can communicate inner experience, strengthen relationships, and promote well-being.
Prepare to qualify to become a licensed mental health counselor by learning from leaders in the fields of drama therapy, psychodrama, and expressive therapies. Pursue careers in a variety of settings, including schools, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, community organizations, correctional facilities, and private practice.
As a drama therapy student, you’ll promote spontaneity and creativity in relationships and combine the study and application of dramatic action techniques with a trauma-informed, culturally responsive approach to mental health counseling. Through theory and practice, explore and examine issues of form, aesthetics, and principles central to performance. You'll come to understand the use of creativity in healing from a broader perspective as you master your chosen specialization as well as learn from others. Learn how to assess clients of all ages and backgrounds and select the most appropriate treatment approach.