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Mark Beauregard

Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Mark Beauregard, is a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), Board Certified Trainer (BCT) and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT). Mark holds a master’s degree in Drama Therapy from NYU, as well as a post-graduate certificate in LGBTQ Affirming Psychotherapy from The Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality through The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Mark currently works as a senior drama therapist for New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC in Brooklyn, NY, as well as maintains a private practice in New York City working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. He has over 15 years of experience serving individuals of all ages across a wide variety settings such as inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, school settings, community-based organizations, corporate and nonprofit training, and private practice.

In addition to being an adjunct faculty member at NYU, Mark was previously an adjunct professor of Drama Therapy at Manhattanville College, as well as a visiting professor at Kansas State University. Mark has served as Eastern Region Representative for The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), and is currently serving as the Treasurer for the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations (NCCATA).

Mark presents and guest lectures frequently. Much of his presentations, writing, and research have focused on increasing professional awareness and skill in working with gender and sexually diverse individuals, in the the creative arts therapies as well as general mental health professions.

Degrees Held:

  • BA
  • MA

Awards:

  • The Raymond Jacobs Memorial Diversity Award, North American Drama Therapy Association, (October 2016).

Publications:

Beauregard, M. and Long, K.. (2019). Attuning to the needs of LGBTQ youth: Trauma, attachment and healing relationships. In B. MacWilliam, D.G. Trottier, K. Long, & B. T. Harris (Eds.), Creative arts therapies and the LGBTQ community: Theory and Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Long, K. and Beauregard, M. (2019). Adolescent group drama therapy. In C. Haen & N. Boyd Webb (Eds.), Creative arts-based group therapy with adolescents: Theory and practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Beauregard, M., Stone, R., Trytan, N. and Sajnani, N. (2017). Systemic barriers in mental health care for LGBTQI and gender nonconforming drama therapists and clients. Drama Therapy Review, 3(2), 285–312.

Beauregard, M., Stone, R., Trytan, N. and Sajnani, N. (2016). Drama therapists’ attitudes and actions regarding LGBTQI and gender nonconforming communities. Drama Therapy Review. 2(1), 41–63.

Beauregard, M. & Moore, D. (2011). Creative approaches to working with gender variant and sexual minority boys. In C. Haen (Ed.), Engaging boys in treatment: Creative approaches to the therapy process (pp. 293-316). New York, NY: Routledge.

Courses:

  • Improv and Mental Health

Research Interests:

  • LGBTQ identity and mental health
  • Gender and Sexuality affirming care
  • LGBTQ experience and trauma
  • Improv and mental health

Programs

Drama Therapy

Translate your theatre skills and love for improvisation into culturally responsible, creative, and effective care in hospitals, shelters, schools, and more.