Drama Therapy

Three Approaches to Drama Therapy DVD

To order: please contact nyudramatherapy@nyu.edu. Specify either edited version ($60) or Full Version ($120)- 3 discs.  

Edited version (60 minutes), Unedited version (3 hours 47 minutes). 

“Three Approaches to Drama Therapy” is a film highlighting the theory and practice of three forms of drama therapy--role method, developmental transformations, and psychodrama. Like its predecessor, “Three Approaches to Psychotherapy,” shot in 1965, which featured three prominent verbal psychotherapists of the time (Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, and Albert Ellis) working with the same client, this film features the work of three prominent drama therapists, in this instance Robert Landy, Nina Garcia, and David Read Johnson, all of whom work with a common client, a recent graduate of the NYU Drama Therapy Program. The film was produced and directed by Robert Landy as a research project and features 12 graduate students from the NYU Drama Therapy Program. The research project was fully approved by the NYU IRB.

The featured drama therapists are:

Robert Landy, PhD, RDT-BCT, LCAT, is Professor of Educational Theater and Applied Psychology and Founding Director of the Drama Therapy Program at NYU. He is the author of numerous books, articles and plays. His work has been recognized by many awards including a Fulbright Fellowship and the Distinguished Teaching Medal at NYU.
Nina Garcia, Ed.D., RDT-BCT, TEP is retired Professor and Coordinator of the Creative Arts in Therapeutic Settings Option at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. She is a theatre director and internationally noted trainer and educator in psychodrama, sociodrama and drama therapy. Nina is the co-author of Sociodrama—Who’s in Your Shoes.
David Read Johnson, PhD, RDT-BCT, is Director of the Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy; Co-Director of the Post Traumatic Stress Center, New Haven Connecticut; and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.

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