Dramatherapy ‘has as its main focus the intentional use of the healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth’ (BADth)
Dramatherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the client's participation in creativity, movement, play, voice-work, dramatic improvisation, enactment and theatrical performance is central. The Dramatherapist uses different forms of Dramatherapy to respond to the specific needs of individuals and groups of clients. The discipline is firmly rooted in knowledge, in the broadest sense, of dramatic techniques and processes and in psychoand socio-therapeutic concepts and practices relevant to understanding the psychotherapeutic needs of a range of clients. (QAA consultation paper 2004 p22)
The Health Professions Standards of Proficiency for Arts Therapists document (2003) defines Dramatherapy as: ‘…a unique form of psychotherapy in which creativity, play, movement, voice, storytelling, dramatisation, and the performance arts have a central position within the therapeutic relationship’
Canti Dramatherapy primarily uses the Sesame Approach to Dramatherapy.