2017 Central Region Conference…Call for Proposals!

Dear Central Region Members,

I hope this message finds you all well and that you had a good holiday season and a good beginning to 2017!

Our Central Region Conference is scheduled for April 29 & 30, 2017 and will take place this year at Nichols Hall in MANHATTAN, KS at Kansas State University.

The theme this year is:


Finding Our Niche: Where in the Central Region Are the Drama Therapists.

At times, we in the Central Region can feel a little lost and lonely when it comes to finding work or opportunities for our work. While some may find a job as a drama therapist, others will incorporate drama therapy in their work or meld drama therapy into other helping fields.

This year at the Central Region Conference, we will invite our regional members to come together to share their techniques, examples, experiences, connections, and ideas of how they have found a place for themselves as a drama therapist within their work. We would like a variety of presentation-based and experiential-based workshops which include not only drama therapy but other professions that relate to drama therapy.

Rates for the conference will the same as last year. The conference fee is $50.00 for students and $60.00 for professionals for the entire weekend. Those presenting will receive a $10.00 discount.

In addition, we will be offering four scholarships that will be utilized toward the conference fee. The scholarships will be provided to one student attendee, one non-student attendee, one student presenter, and one professional presenter. More information on these scholarships will be provided when the conference registration information opens.

No meals are included again this year; however, Kansas State University is near Aggieville, a small business section which includes many great restaurants such as Rock-A-Belly Deli, Keltic Star, and Bluestem Bistro, among many others. Additionally, we hope to help students connect with other students for housing shares.

Updates regarding the conference will be posted on the NADTA central region blog: https://centralregiondramatherapy.wordpress.com/

*****Registration for the conference will be available at http://www.nadta.org starting early March 2017.*****

Proposals for the conference are due February 28, 2017.

Please copy and paste the template below and email your submission directly to me (Alissa Duncan) at centralrep@nadta.org:

Presenter(s) Name and Credentials:
Presenter(s) Email:
Presenter(s) Phone:
Professional Affiliations:
Current Student: Yes or No
Presenter Bio(s):
Name of Presentation:
Abstract (50 words MAX):
Three objectives of your talk (ex: participants will be able to identify three different types of eating disorders)
Presentations can be either 1 or 1.5 hours, which do you prefer, if selected?
Please note the percent that is experiential, didactic or other:
Please note what presentation materials are needed (if applicable):

Thank you and I hope to see a good turn out again this year in the Little Apple! We had a fantastic showing last year and would like to see us all connect again.
Alissa Duncan, M.A., R.D.T.

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