Representatives of the Green Party in the German parliament have put in an official request concerning the current state and future opportunities for the creative arts therapies with the German government.
Although the request is primarily concerned with art and music therapy, the DGfT through their advocacy expert Johannes Junker is currently seeking to establish how dramatherapy can also benefit from this development. Further information will be posted on our website. Stay tuned!
The Nürtingen-Geislingen University is currently seeking to fill a professorship within their dramatherapy program. International applicants, who are willing to move the the center of their life near the university are explicitly encouraged to apply!
Who is Godot? The program under that title for the 5th European Federation of Dramatherapy Conference is now officially set. The 2 day event will offer an interactive space for workshops, papers, discussions and play, with interesting ideas and presenters in an all-virtual environment.
You can now officially register for the conference on their Eventbrite-Page. Tickets are 60€, plus a 5€ Fee for the ticketing platform.
The International Summer School, which had to be postponed last year is now open for registration. Trainees, Students, Practitioners of Dramatherapy are invited to join at this years summers school from June 16th to 20th.
Registration can be accessed through the website of the ITT. Due to pandemic concerns, only a limited number of places is available. Therefore it is recommended to register as soon as possible!
What impact and influence does spirituality have in the creative arts therapies? Researches at the Universities Witten-Herdecke, Dresden and Nürtingen-Geislingen are trying to determine this question in their current research project.
Students, Teachers and Practitioners in the Arts Therapies are asked to fill out a research survey on this topic. The survey consists of 20 questions and takes roughly 20 minutes to complete. A survey in English is available! Thank you for your participation!
The German dramatherapist Ulrike von Schwenitz along with the artist Clara Lila Bauer has published the picture-book Königin Corona von Amalthea und der kleine Junge Kunibert. This fairy tale, a hero’s journey is written for all ages but is especially suited to be used for re-enactments in dramatherapy sessions with children. In the book, young Kunibert, in the face of the pandemic, has to face his fears, show courage and needs all the help from his friends.
The book is out now and can be ordered directly from the publisher. It is available as hardcover and as an e-Book and is written in German.
Aylien Yanik from the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem & Nijmegen is currently conducting research on dramatherapy, empathy and depression. For her interviews, she is still looking for participants willing to talk to her on their experience on these topics.
The Theatre Lab of the Drama Therapy Programme at the New York University is hosting a virtual lecture series based around the theme of „How Does Drama Therapy Facilitate Change?“.
The lectures are presented by a broad range of professional drama therapists, researchers as well as students. They are scheduled for different days in February and are open to all! Students are registering for free, while everybody else needs to only pay once $40 to access all lectures.
Part of the lecture series are five new films documenting drama therapy practice, which can already be streamed online.
Since 2019 the Wissenschaftliche Fachgesellschaft für Künstlerische Therapien (WFKT – Scientific Association of the Creative Arts Therapies) publishes the scientific Journal of the Arts Therapies. All contributions and articles are peer-reviewed prior to publication.
All published volumes are open-access and therefore free for everybody.