Start date: Spring term 27 March
Autumn term 2 October
Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Location: The Friends Institute, Highgate
What is Drama Therapy?
Dramatherapy is a creative, clinical therapy with its roots in drama and theatre. Dramatherapy uses creative, dramatic structures to allow individuals or group members to examine, re-examine and explore personal and interpersonal, individual and group issues.
Interventions involve a wide range of creative approaches including mime, movement, story making and storytelling, text, mask, ritual, role, puppetry and theatre games. As a creative therapy it has evolved its own body of theoretical thought research and publications over the last thirty years, using many diverse and exciting forms and models.
Dramatherapists practice in a wide range of environments; being employed by the NHS, working in prisons, schools, working with groups and individual clients who have a wide variety of needs and disabilities.
It is not necessary to be a good actor to engage in drama therapy. One of the roles of the drama therapist is to encourage issues in a special, creative, confidential, safe and boundaried space.
Facilitator: Rozeena Sujjadd
Rozeena has been a dramatherapist since 2010 and was a member of BCAT 2 years prior to that as a student. Rozeena works with various charities across Birmingham and Sandwell and run's her own company reACT it out. She has worked extensively in the field of Autism with individuals across the spectrum such as working within residential care homes for adults with autism and have also run social skills training through acting people with Aspergers. She has also worked for a tier 3+ CAMHS service and developed and led a drama therapy service for young people with complex mental health and behavioural issues as well as barriers to learning. Rozeena supervised students, gained experience, training and led sessions in CBT, DBT and systemic family therapy. She regularly runs anger management groups, for young people, mindful parenting groups and mindfulness groups.