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Introduction to Drama Therapy

Item Code: DT
Price:  $180.00

Introduction to Drama Therapy

Item Code: DT
Price:  $180.00
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I am so inspired! Thank you for a wonderful creative and professional workshop.
Everything I learnt will be very helpful for me in working with children.
√ The session was full of insightful information
√ This was an excellent workshop!

“Dramatherapy is the intentional and systematic use of drama/theatre processes to achieve psychological growth and change. The tools are derived from theatre, the goals are rooted in psychotherapy.”

(Emunah 1994:3)


Course overview:

Drama what? Drama Therapy!

This interactive, online, live only,  3 hour workshop will provide you with a brief practical introduction into the world of dramatherapy and how drama and role can be used as therapeutic tools.

Utilising Lahad’s 6 part story making structure, we will explore how to creatively introduce this story making structure and provide possibilities for how to take our stories off the page and into role work and enactment.  

Dramatherapy is used widely around the world with a range of client groups and is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth.

The workshop will invite you to explore some creative methods and structures, while learning about the application of dramatherapy as a distinct discipline in clinical settings.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Consider how drama is used therapeutically
  • Participate in experiential drama therapeutic activities online
  • Learn and utilise Lahad’s 6 part story making structure and explore how it can be used in different clinical contexts.
  • Explore the role of dramatherapy and its application using case studies


Please note, this is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE training event. We don't record this.

Who should attend?

Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, teachers, allied health professionals and students who are interested in incorporating drama into therapeutic work. No previous drama or creative experience is required. 


Workshop Facilitator


Natalie Mackenzie


Masters in Dramatherapy, Registered Dramatherapist


Natalie has always been fascinated at how role-play, stories and drama have the power to foster creativity, imagination, learning, insight and personal growth. Having obtained her Masters degree in Dramatherapy from Roehampton University in London, UK, she is passionate about empowering children and their families to cope with life's challenges in creative ways.


A registered dramatherapist with ANZATA (Australia and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association) and the British Association of Dramatherapists in the UK, Natalie has over 10 years' experience working with children who have experienced emotional trauma. She has worked in a therapeutic centre for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, grief and loss and is the founder of Playful Minds which provides individual and group dramatherapy programs to support children’s mental health.


Currently, she is working in Early Intervention Psychosis as well as with children whose parents are in alcohol and drug rehabilitation. She also provides individual and group dramatherapy programs to support anxiety, emotional regulation and social skills through her private practice. Her creative approach supports children and young people in dealing with life’s serious stuff.


Live Online Workshop Dates


11th June 2024, 12pm - 3pm AEST (Sydney Time)


6th December 2024, 12pm - 3pm AEDT (Sydney Time)


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Workshop Details

Included in the workshop price:

  • 3 CPD hours 
  • Access to slides and link to create Certificate of Attendance emailed to you
  • GST

Workshop Cost

Special Price        $180


Approved ACA Event for 5 points

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More Course Feedback

  • I loved the small group and found the presenter was very engaging, knowledgeable and practical. I liked the mix of theory and experiential learning. Well done for managing to successfully transfer the material to this online format. Everything I learnt will be very helpful for me in working with children. It leaves me wanting to learn more about drama therapy, which is a good outcome! 
  • Thank you Natalie for an amazing workshop on Drama Therapy. I am so inspired to learn more and venture into this field. You managed participant participation so well in Zoom and allowed us to talk and feel easily connected to the course material.
  • Natalie was warm and engaging in her style and clearly knows her stuff! I will be pursuing further education in this field and will attend Natalie's workshop later in the year. Thank you  
  • Fantastic morning… definitely some practical ideas to start to use with children. Thank you for a very engaging morning… well done. 
  • Thank you Jacki and Natalie, wonderful morning, Really evoked my curiosity to learn more.