The Creative Arts Therapies Society (C.A.T.S)

Dramatherapy

The Health and Care Professions Council (UK) defines dramatherapy as a “unique form of psychotherapy in which creativity, play, movement, voice, storytelling, dramatization and the performance arts have a central position within the therapeutic relationship.”  (HCPC (UK) Standards of Proficiency – Arts therapists, 2013)

The british association of dramatherapists explains that dramatherapists are both artists and clinicians and draw on their trainings in theatre/drama and therapy to create methods to engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional and social changes. The therapy gives equal validity to body and mind within the dramatic context; stories, myths, play texts, puppetry, masks and improvisation are examples of the range of artistic interventions a dramatherapist might employ. These will enable the client to explore difficult and painful life experiences through an indirect approach (The british association of dramatherapists – badth.org.uk).

Therapists in Malta

Currently there are 7 fully qualified Dramatherapists registered with C.A.T.S. (Malta). They qualified in the UK are are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).

Please click here to see their profiles:

HCPC registry: Find a therapist

badth registry: Find a dramatherapist

Sesame institute registry: Find a therapist