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DRAMATHERAPY SOUTHWEST - 

We are a professional network for Dramatherapists based in the South West of England, UK, established in 1989 and have just celebrated 30 years! Our aim aim is to support Dramatherapists in the region to keep in touch with each other, enable networking and peer support and provide a platform for practitioners seeking colleague-ship, professional development and a higher profile. We have experienced changes throughout the years but continue to consistently provided workshops, local conferences and other events for those practising the the therapeutic creative arts.  

Membership of Dramatherapy Southwest is open to all qualified (HCPC Registered) Dramatherapists, Students Dramatherapists and those supporting the aims and objectives of the Association who can become Associate Members. 

As well as enabling you to keep in touch with other Dramatherapists in the network, other benefits include: 

    All qualified Members are able to have their own webpage on the Dramatherapy Southwest website enabling them to advertise themselves and their therapy services. 
     Access to the Member's area on the website 
    Reduced fees for Dramatherapy Southwest conferences, workshops  and other events
    Support for Members' therapeutic practice
    Support for continuing professional development according to the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements
    Information exchange about work opportunities, theatre performances , and events related to Dramatherapy practice in the region.

More details can be found on the Joining DTSW section of our website or you can email us directly a dramatherapysw@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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 . 

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