Drama therapy is an action-oriented form of the creative arts therapies, which connects the original healing potential of theatre with the modern methods of psycho- and socialtherapy. The therapeutic process can be seen as a creative process in which latent ressources are activated and the connection to the here and now is sought. The diverse dramatherapeutic methods for almost all psychological disorders are explicitly defined and are being used in a broad range of psychosocial settings.
The professional conduct of drama therapists, counselors, supervisors and trainees is marked by respect, esteem and appreciation towards any person or society, no matter their age, sex, ethnicity, cultur, social status, sexual orientation, world view and religion. Although drama therapists of the DGfT are aware of the resulting differences from these factors, they act responsibly for a safe, trustworthy and productive relationship with their clients, supervisees or trainees.