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"
OUR NEXT EVENT:
DSW CONFERENCE 2016
Saturday 2nd July - Bristol
Open to members and non-members
For practising, non-practising and student Creative Arts Therapists
More details in events pages below...
Featured Dramatherapist: Craig Barrett
I trained on the MA Dramatherapy Course in Exeter and then spent three years as a Dramatherapist at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in West Dorset with Looked After Children. I am also a therapist with The Koru Project and in that capacity work with Andrea Cronin across Dorset at Learning Centres and in schools co facilatating Creative Therapy Groups. I am also a member of Wolf and Water Arts Company and a therapist for The Dorset Child and Family Counselling Trust. Since June 2012 I have worked at an independent fostering agency as part of the therapy team looking after the needs of foster children and their carers in Cornwall and Plymouth.