It may be summer, but we're certainly not on vacation! CANY staff members are presenting at two different conferences this month.
We are pleased to return to the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health's Forensic Services Academy here in Manhattan on Friday, June 22nd. This time, Training Director Lucy McLellan and Program Director Heidi Landis (pictured above) will lead a training on Drama Therapy & Complex Trauma. This particular three-hour workshop seeks to offer participants a didactic and experiential training in the use of drama therapy with individuals and groups impacted by trauma in the early years of development. Participants will learn about the rationale behind the therapeutic use of metaphor with trauma survivors and understand the ways in which drama therapy can be used to improve client/group connections.
The bad news for E-News readers? This workshop is completely full. The good news? We're ready for what
will surely be an enthusiastic group on Friday.
We've been north to Connecticut and west to Wisconsin. Now, CANY is heading south to Greenville, South Carolina! Heidi Landis will lead the Drama Therapy track at this year's Applied Theatre Center Conference: Applied Theatre in Action! Through role playing and theatre based exercises and experiences, groups around the US are using theatre as a form of rehabilitation with great success. People working with the homeless, recovering addicts, at risk youth, the incarcerated and other underserved groups will benefit from this training.
This track even offers credit through the National Association for Drama Therapy.
We've heard that there are still a few spots left in Heidi's track. Registration for the three-day conference that starts on June 28th is VERY reasonably priced. Make sure you send us a message if you plan to attend.
You can visit the PCMH and the ATC online.
Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann