Workshop Opportunity in Chicago


. . . In Less Than 2 Weeks

Looking for a creative approach to use with children?

Learn how to heal children struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral and communication issues and social skills through the arts.

Expressive Arts Therapy with Children

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016


Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 | SU-214

Discover innovative arts-based practices and techniques to best utilize with children

(.25 credits for Center for Creative Arts Therapy Students)

Co-Hosted by ACACI & NEIU Chapter of ICA

* Credit is not provided through Northeastern Illinois University.

For more information about the Center for Creative Arts Therapy
call 847.477.8244 or email

37th Annual NADTA Conference Call for Proposals

Hi everyone! I just wanted to post the call for proposals for the Annual NADTA Conference in Seattle. Hope all is well!

37th Annual NADTA Conference
Seattle, Washington
October 27-30, 2016
The Power of Dramatic Play and Creativity:
Sunshine Under the Umbrella

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ~ Plato

The field of drama therapy thrives on dramatic play and creativity: ritual, improvisation, theater games, role, masks, puppets, embodied and projective play are all core elements of our work. Dramatic play enhances therapeutic alliances and creates empathy; it inspires cooperation, flexibility and growth. Creativity allows us to express our repertoire of emotions and inspires our imagination. Let us come together to actively explore how the benefits of dramatic play and creativity facilitate change and improve overall health and wellbeing.

We ask you to consider: What are the critical components of dramatic play and how might they be measured? How have dramatic play and creativity supported the development of drama therapy as an evidence based practice? How does dramatic play align and support a trauma informed practice? What are the drawbacks and limitations of using dramatic play and creativity in various settings? How can drama therapists strengthen community and create a sense of belonging using dramatic play? How does drama therapy’s ancient roots impact how we use dramatic play in the work today? In what ways can we sustain dramatic play and creativity in our field?

Please join us in Seattle where we invite proposals for roundtable discussions, interactive workshops, performances, and papers that shine the spotlight on dramatic play and creativity in drama therapy. Interdisciplinary proposals that bring drama therapy into dialogue with allied professions are encouraged. Through enriching conversation, critical investigation, inspiring collaboration, synergetic sharing, nurturing connection, and playfulness we will learn from each other, expand the umbrella, and generate global enthusiasm for drama therapy.
Welcome to Seattle!

For more information or to submit your proposal please visit:


Hello Central Region! My name is a Alissa Duncan and I am your new central region rep. I am excited to connect with you all and hope to carry on the hard work Laura Wood has done over the last 4 years. I am a graduate of Kansas State University and currently live in Wamego, KS. I am an instructor at Barton Community College on Fort Riley, KS.

In January, I will be providing more information and a call for workshop proposals for the 2016 Central Region conference in Manhattan, KS on April 16 and 17, 2016. Our theme for this conference is Performance.

If you have current questions about the conference or ANYTHING that I can help you with, please feel free to email me at

I am looking forward to connecting with you and hope you have a good holiday season!

Alissa Duncan