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MA - Master of Arts
Angelle V. Cook
This article is a cursory look at how touch is perceived in the field of drama therapy. Touch is integral to our experience as humans and can be present in drama therapy sessions. Ethical guidelines for touch in the literature are identified and relevant drama therapy texts and articles describing touch are discussed. While drama therapy has a clear voice when it comes to ethically engaging in touch with a client, very little research was found exploring the intention and outcome of touch in a drama therapy session. Other therapeutic modalities, specifically Developmental Transformations and dance/movement therapy, are identified as potential models for future drama therapy research.
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Hood, Sara, "Touch in Drama Therapy: A Literature Review" (2022). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 574.
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