Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

MCM - MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Expressive Therapies


Laura L. Wood, PhD, RDT/BCT


There is currently a lack of information in understanding LGBTQ+ specific needs in mental health care, thus creating a marginalized space in which queer people are significantly more dissatisfied with mental health treatment as opposed to heterosexual and cisgender people seeking treatment (Avery, Hellman & Sudderth, 2001). This thesis will focus on the development of a method in which I will expand upon Robert Landy’s role theory and create a drama therapy role intervention crafted specifically for the queer population and their needs. Because of oppression within the LGBTQ+ community my focus will be on expanding role theory and its categories to make the taxonomy more applicable to the experience of being queer.

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