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Drama therapy day at 4TH SPACE

Thursday, September 26, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This event is free




J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Room LB-103



Drama therapy day at 4TH SPACE

It’s drama therapy day at 4TH SPACE. Engage with practitioners-researchers and experience first-hand the benefits of drama therapy by participating in workshops led by professional therapists. No previous experience in theatre needed!


Workshop: 10:30 am to 1 p.m.
“Developmental Transformations (DvT)”

Developmental Transformations (DvT) is a form of drama therapy that uses spontaneous role play to release, explore and process feelings, emotions and difficulties. It is also a method that allows for self-exploration and growth. Marie-Emilie Louis will lead both group and individual sessions.

The small group sessions last 30 minutes each and give participants the opportunity to explore DvT together. Individual sessions last 15 minutes each and give participants the opportunity to explore DvT on their own. Individual sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Louis holds a master’s degree in drama therapy from Concordia and graduated from the Montreal Developmental Transformation Institute in 2015.

Information Session: 1 to 2 p.m.
“What is drama therapy?”

Learn how drama therapy can help people living with diverse emotional, psychological, physical, cognitive and social abilities through a cooperative process of discovery.

Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m.
“Experience Drama Therapy”

Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theatre processes to achieve therapeutic goals. Drama therapy is an embodied practice that is active and experiential. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings or achieve catharsis.

This series of events is led by Guylaine Vaillancourt, associate professor and chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia, organized in collaboration with Concordia’s Arts in Health Research Collective, and presented with the support of the Health Initiative at Concordia.

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