Dr. Robert Landy, PhD, RDT-BCT, LCAT, founding Emeritus Professor of the NYU Program in Drama Therapy, has been a key figure in the development and widespread use of drama therapy for nearly four decades having treated children and adults in a wide variety of settings. As researcher and writer, Robert has published and produced numerous books, articles, films and plays in the fields of Theatre, Drama Therapy, Musical Theatre and related topics. He has been featured in the media in the educational CBS-TV series Drama in Education, the award-winning documentary film, Standing Tall, and his own production, Three Approaches to Drama Therapy. His 2008 book The Couch and the Stage: Integrating Words and Action in Psychotherapy examined the relationship between psychotherapy and Drama Therapy. His 2012 book (with David Montgomery), Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action, Therapy, examines the relationship between Drama Therapy and applied forms of theatre. Robert has received numerous awards and honors including the Distinguished Teaching Medal from New York University, a Fulbright grant to lecture at the University of Lisbon, the Gertrud Schattner Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Drama Therapy, and the Daniel Griffiths Award from NYU for distinguished research. He has been cited, reviewed and interviewed in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, and maintains a regular column in Psychology Today.
Robert Landy Archive
Through a partnership with the NYU Bobst Library, we are able to make Dr. Landy's numerous contributions available through the Robert Landy Archive. Those who either wish to consult the collection remotely may request remote access to the digitized recordings by creating a Special Collections Research Account (SCRA), and filling out an AV request form. Patrons may also request that non-digitized materials of interest be scanned and shared.
Robert Landy Scholarship Fund
Through drama therapy, countless numbers of adults and children in the U.S. and across the globe have found their voice, overcome their fears, and gained the strength to flourish in their lives. For the NYU Drama Therapy program to continue to thrive, it is critically important that our students have adequate support to meet their financial needs. Please consider making a contribution to the Robert J. Landy Scholarship Fund to support education in drama therapy.