Drama Therapy program director Nisha Sajnani is featured this week in a News 12 Connecticut story on treating PTSD with drama therapy. The story focuses on Dr. Sajnani’s meeting with April Barron, a Bridgeport resident who lost her son in a double homicide. Ms. Barron shared how gospel music and serving families through her church has helped her cope and recover a sense of joy. In the segment Dr. Sajnani says, “We’ve always known that the arts can heal, and the science is just catching up.” The piece includes a call by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for more government funding for programs and research in the field.
Dr. Sajnani will co-host a symposium on the arts and health on November 14 as part of Healing Arts New York produced by Culturunners in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Health Organization and in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt, Johns Hopkins University, and the Open Mind Project. Read more and register.
Dr. Sajnani organized a special issue of Drama Therapy Review related to drama therapy, technology, and new media.
Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program.
The North American Drama Therapy Association has awarded Dr. Nisha Sajnani, director the Drama Therapy program, the Gertrud Schattner Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows.