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We are pleased to announce a new opportunity to meet students from around the world, obtain alternative training course credit and engage with a cohort to learn about drama therapy . . . . .






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Drama Therapy Center
P.O. Box 6504, Minneapolis, MN 55406 ​                               612-787-2637
Alternative Training Student Seminar
Who is Invited:  Any current alternative training student.

What: A quarterly gathering for alternative route drama therapy students. Each quarterly session counts as 90 minutes of course credit toward drama therapy course requirements.

Where:  Zoom. (You will receive the link when you register)

Time:  The 90 minute session begins at 8pm eastern (U.S.) time, 7pm central time, 6pm mountain time, 5pm pacific time.

 November 4, 2021
    Topic: Core Processes: Clarifying and Applying
​    Cost: $35 (Or $30 if paid by 10/26) 
​    Counts as course credit for: Principles of DT, Elective Courses
Description: After clarifying the nine core processes (Jones, 1996) for the purpose of guiding drama therapists in treatment planning, goal setting and tracking progress, the group will view a vignette from an individual DT session. Participants will work in small groups to identify the core processes and how they are guiding the drama therapist’s choices.
Facilitators:  Liz Muckley, RDT-BCT, Nadya Trytan, RDT-BCT

 February 3, 2022
    Topic: Becoming a REAL Drama Therapist:
                Constructing, Deconstructing and Transforming  
    Cost: $35 (Or $30 if paid by 1/26) 
    Counts as course credit for: Principles of DT, Elective Courses
​Facilitators:  Whitney Sullivan, RDT-BCT, Liz Muckley, RDT-BCT

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

To Register, send an email to: ATSeminar@dramatherapycenter.com 
Facilitated By
 Central Region BCTS:
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.

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.

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 Past President of the North American Drama Therapy Association (www.nadta.org) and Chair of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Organizations, Inc (www.ncata.org)