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MAE - Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies
Trauma survivors have, by definition, undergone a change to their bodies and therefore, necessarily, a change in their role repertoire. This paper describes the development of a 6-session drama therapy community engagement model for self-identified survivors. The model is structured around the categories of Robert Landy’s Role Profiles assessment and integrates a range of role-based methods. The paper begins with a review of the literature on drama therapy theory and practice involving roles. It briefly considers two debates in the field: one involving the difference between therapy and the therapeutic, the other concerning the use of distancing techniques (such as role methods) in the treatment of trauma. It then describes the proposed model and presents the results of its application in the current research project. The paper concludes that the model, while promising, needs further development and ongoing ethical consideration.
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Kanter, Jodi, "A Role-Based Integrative Community Engagement Model: Drama Therapy with Survivors (Option 3)" (2023). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 689.
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