An exciting opportunity to engage in the first accredited Dramatherapy training in Scotland, taught by leading industry professionals and working alongside students of other arts therapies disciplines at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
The rich potential of creative, embodied expression, your desire to work with others in a meaningful way and the life changing potential of psychotherapy all come together in this pioneering programme. If you have at least one year’s experience of working alongside people, either within a mental or physical health setting, education, social services or the voluntary sector, this course will help you build on your interpersonal and creative skills and develop new competencies as a Dramatherapist.
Dramatherapists employ the imaginative, symbolic and metaphoric processes inherent to drama and theatre in the live explorations of their clients. They work with others to access their creative capacities, and foster therapeutic relationships that are conducive to building self-understanding, growth and change. A person’s internal world – their experiences and feelings – are given creative and symbolic expression in the external world through different dramatherapy processes and structures.
You could work with people of any age and from diverse backgrounds and settings, individually or in groups, supporting them in using dramatic forms to communicate and express themselves and engaging with a whole range of human experiences. The task is to support someone in making sense of their experiences and relationships, including those that cause distress, by adopting methods that engage a person’s imagination.
As a student on this course, you will be engaged in an experiential style of learning within your practice group, working alongside others in workshop-based sessions exploring play, dramatic projection, role, witnessing, movement, symbol and metaphor, storytelling/myth and dramatic ritual. You’ll learn how to apply these methods and structures in diverse community and clinical settings while on two different practice placements. You’ll take part in regular supervision and engage in regular personal therapy throughout the duration of the programme.
Graduates are eligible for registration with the HCPC as Registered Dramatherapists and are eligible for full membership of the British Association of Dramatherapists. The course meets the requirements of the HCPC standards of Proficiency for Dramatherapists.
Programme length: Two years full time
Venue: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Start Date: September 2022
Exit award: MSc Dramatherapy
For more information: qmu.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-study/2022/msc-dramatherapy/