Drama Therapy Center
P.O. Box 6504, Minneapolis, MN 55406 ​                               612-787-2637
Rescheduled to October 20, 2022 
6:30-8:30pm Central (Chicago) Time over Zoom
An Empty Space:   Using SoulCollage® to explore how Drama Therapists Hold Space

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore what conditions create an optimal space for growth and change to occur. We will be exploring this topic using the projective, SoulCollage® approach that invites collage, embodiment, writing and reflection. No prior experience needed. Just bring yourself and a willingness to explore this topic through a playful medium.

Cost: $35 (Or $40 if paid after 10/13/22) 
       Counts as course credit for: Group Process, Elective Course
​       Facilitator: Whitney Sullivan

Alternative Training Student Seminar 
Whitney Sullivan, RDT-BCT
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A
Liz Muckley, RDT-BCT
Chicago & Evanston, IL, U.S.A
Nadya Trytan, RDT-BCT
Twin Cities, MN, U.S.A
Facilitator Bios:

Whitney Sullivan is a Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Bloomington, IN. She received her Masters in Social Work from Indiana University in 2009 with an emphasis on mental health and child welfare. Whitney has also completed Alternative Training through the North American Drama Therapy Association. She is a SoulCollage® Facilitator, a Playback Theatre practitioner and is a graduate of the Institute for Developmental Transformations. Whitney has practiced in a wide breadth of settings including group homes, homeless shelters, psychiatric hospitals and community mental health. Her current practice is a mix of clinical work and student supervision. Whitney is a trauma-focused therapist who values an embodied approach to treatment, learning and healing.

Myriam Savage (Mimi) PhD, RDT/BCT, an associate professor at CIIS in the Masters of Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts department is founding faculty at UCLArts and Healing (SEA) program. Dr. Savage recently served as Education Chair for the NADTA and previously held several board roles, chairing regional conferences. Earning her doctorate at Lesley University, she is a recipient of a DTF professional research grant for arts based inquiry addressing intersectionality and self identity for young women adopted from foster care through the novel use of digital apps she devised to generate data called the personal public service announcement (PPSA). She developed programs facilitating adults and children in acute inpatient units, worked with neuro-diverse youth and adults and those in residential treatment as well as with homeless women on Skid Row. She mentors an international student body of AT students at SoCal Drama Therapy Centre.

Nadya Trytan is a Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer with over 20 years experience practicing in a variety of settings including inpatient hospital, partial hospitalization, day treatment, schools and private practice. She specializes in embodied, trauma-centered work, and has experience with children, adolescents, adults and elders. Nadya teaches at Drama Therapy Center in Minneapolis and the Midwest Drama Therapy Institute. Nadya is a Past-President of the North American Drama Therapy Association (www.nadta.org) and Past-Chair of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Organizations, Inc (www.ncata.org)

​Liz Muckley is a Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer in private practice in Evanston, IL. She is also Adjunct Professor in the Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy program at Adler University in Chicago. She was the Chair of the Registry Committee of the NADTA between 2012 and 2019. She received her BCT in 2010. She is an instructor in the Midwest Drama Therapy Institute where she offers a course, "Playback Theatre for Drama Therapists." She has been an accredited Playback Theatre trainer since the inception of the Accredited Trainers initiative in 2010.
Join us for an opportunity to connect with alternative training students throughout the world and to develop your drama therapy learning. 
Courses can count toward drama therapy education requirements.
Three  Discount!!
Click here to register for all three workshops for discounted rate of $95
(August 10, September 14, & October 20, 2022)
See Below for Course Descriptions
For more information  email: ATSeminar@dramatherapycenter.com

Past Dates:
 May 6, 2021
  Topic: Community & Identity in the therapeutic space

​ August 5, 2021
  Topic: Tuning the orchestra: Building group cohesion 
  with drama therapy

 November 4, 2021
  Topic: Core Processes: Clarifying and Applying​

 February 3, 2022
  Topic: Becoming a REAL Drama Therapist:
  Constructing, Deconstructing and Transforming  

April 12, 2022
  Topic: Opposition is Opportunity:
  Working with resistance in drama therapy
Who is Invited:  Any current alternative training student.
What: A monthly gathering for alternative route drama therapy students. Each  session counts as 2 hours of course credit toward drama therapy course requirements.
Where:  Zoom. (You will receive the link when you register)
Time:  The 2 hour sessions begins at 7:00 or 7:30 Chicago time. Check the specific date for correct time.
August 10, 2022    
7-9pm Central (Chicago) Time over Zoom
Projective Techniques using Drama Therapy for Counselor & Client Self-Care

This class addresses the issues and challenges of transference and counter-transference within the therapeutic relationship, assisting in identifying those problems as well as offering methods of therapist/client well-being and containment via assemblage work and three-dimensional creations. Using a multicultural lens as well as an inter-modal way of identifying and tending to the interpersonal and intra-personal harm or problem
 --placing the story outside of the person for better reflection via a narrative, solution focused approach for both group and individual counseling.

Cost: $35 (Or $40 if paid after 8/3/22) 
       Counts as course credit for:  Elective Course
​       Facilitator: Dr. Myriam Savage
Myriam Savage (Mimi) PhD, RDT/BCT
California, U.S.A
September 13, 2022    
7-9pm Central (Chicago) Time over Zoom
Creative Imagining:  Integrating Guided Imagery in Drama Therapy 

This workshop will explore the uses of guided imagery as a drama therapy tool and will include information about structure and techniques for creating guided imagery scripts  to address specific client needs and to deepen the therapeutic process. Participants will discuss creative tools for integrating guided imagery within drama therapy. Discussion of adaptations and inclusive practices will be discussed, particularly accommodations to support trauma survivors and neurodivergent experiences.

Cost: $35 (Or $40 if paid after 9/7/22) 
       Counts as course credit for:  Elective Course
​       Facilitator: Nadya Trytan