Drama Therapy: Special Populations
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NCAT 3507
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Performing Arts
- Creative Arts Therapies
Enrollment limited. This course examines various clinical populations from the perspectives of pathology, sociocultural values and norms, developmental behavior, and the specific challenges they bring to the drama therapy setting. Populations discussed include children, adolescents, elderly people, and adults with post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, affective disorder, and substance abuse. Therapeutic goals, evaluation of play potential, dimensions of the institutional setting, and drama therapy methods are explored for each population. Coursework includes a case study presentation and development of a drama therapy treatment plan. Certificate students must register in person with a certificate registration form signed by the program coordinator. To make an advising appointment, call 212.229.5567 or email CATinfo@newschool.edu.