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
"Dramatherapy is the application of this art form to psychotherapy"
Featured Dramatherapist: Martin Redfern
I am a fully qualified HPC registerd dramatherapist. I have considerable experience working in various educational settings, initially as a teacher in mainstream secondary schools but increasingly in a therapeutic role with children and young people who are out of school. As well as an MA in Dramatherapy I have an MEd in Psychology of Education. I am particularly interested in work with those who are effected by experiences of trauma and neglect. My prefered approach to dramatherapy uses Developmental Transformations (DvT) as developed by David Read Johnson. I am an approved Level 1 practitioner in DvT and am on the DvT UK Steering Group. I receive full supervision for my dramatherapy practice, and have experience of working in a range of settings.
News and Events
|Dramatherapy Southwest Workshop Scheme||News|
Dramatherapy Southwest will support you in hosting a workshop.
Dramatherapy Southwest Memberís Workshop Scheme is open to all Dramatherapy Southwest Members (Including Student Members)
In order to facilitate further CPD opportunities in the South West and for these to happen across the region, the Committee of Dramatherapy Southwest has launched The Memberís Workshop Scheme.
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|Exeter DvT Practice Day||Event|
Date: Sunday 30 June 2013
The next DvT Practice Day will take place on the 30th June 2013
|DRAMATHERAPY SOUTHWEST CPD WORKSHOP||Event|
Date: Saturday 20 July 2013
|Susan Lawrence's workshop at the AGM||News|
|To see the notes from Susan Lawrence's workshop at the AGM 2013 click here|
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