Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest
Dramatherapy Southwest is a professional network which exists to promote drama as a therapeutic approach. It is a non-profit organization and was first established in 1989.
We are all dramatherapy practitioners who live and work in the region. Some work in the NHS, some in education and others in private practice.
We are all inspired by the art form of drama, the power of its creativity and the enjoyment of self-expression.
Drama makes use of the mind, imagination, voice and body. It makes use of space, form, colour, and image.
There is a wealth of evidence that dramatherapy can improve mental health and general well-being
I found this conference to be an excellent day - The workshops worked well together and were very useful as a CPD provision. I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with others in the dramatherapist tribe of course. Finally, the bring and share lunch was a delight as usual. Very nurturing all round!
Featured Dramatherapist: Craig Barrett
I trained on the MA Dramatherapy Course in Exeter and then spent several years as a Dramatherapist at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in West Dorset within the Looked After Children's team. In addition I have worked with The Child and Family Counselling Trust with Dorset families since 2008. More recently I have worked at Foster Care Asociates as part of the therapy team looking after the needs of foster children and their carers in Cornwall and Plymouth and have been a staff member for the SouthWest School of Dramatherapy - the Exeter based MA in Dramatherapy training. Currently working with Blue Sky Fostering in Devon. I very much enjoy delivering trainings and facilatating reflective practice groups .