Narradrama Training Program

Narradrama Training Programs

 Requirements for Narradrama Facilitators

Training for Narradrama Facilitators is available in the intensive format outside of the US and in the US in an extended format which is taught over a longer period of time.

Degree Requirements

Master’s Degree in Theatre or Psychology (or related approved master’s), Master’s in Communication Studies or Master’s in Education.

 Prerequisites

Psychology or Theater background

  • 9 units in theater or 126 hours of volunteer work in community or improvisational theatre
  • 9 units of psychology upper division classes (i.e. Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personality Theory or Group Psychotherapy or other approved Psychology classes)
  • 9 units of drama therapy core classes (Drama Therapy for Personal Growth (Fundamentals), Sociodrama and Psychodramatic Techniques, Drama Therapy with Special Populations) or other approved Drama Therapy classes

 Communication Studies background

  • 9 units in theater or 126 hours of volunteer work in community or improvisational theater
  • 9 units (Communication based) Instructional Communication, Performance Studies, Interpersonal Communication, or Intercultural Communication)
  • 9 units of drama therapy core classes: Drama Therapy Personal Growth (Fundamentals), Sociodrama and Advanced Psychodramatic Techniques, Drama Therapy with Special Populations or other approved Drama Therapy classes.

Educational Studies background

  • 9 units in theater or 126 hours of volunteer work in community or improvisational theater
  • 9 units (Education Based) Storytelling for Teachers, Creative Methods and Reflections in Teaching, Creative Drama in Education or other approved Education classes.
  • 9 units of drama therapy core classes (Drama Therapy for Personal Growth (Fundamentals), Sociodrama and Advanced Psychodramatic Techniques, and Drama Therapy with Special Populations or other Drama Therapy approved classes

 Coursework—12 units

 

  • Clinical Uses of Narradrama (3 units) – (or four separate classes- (3 units)
    • Introduction to Narradrama Steps (1 unit-2 days)
    • Transformational Stories (1 unit-2 days)_
    • Pivotal Moments (.5 unit 1 day)
    • Narradrama and Neuroscience (.5 unit 1 day)
  • Narradrama Beginning Techniques (A) (1 unit- 2 days)
  • Intersectional Identities in the Therapeutic Encounter (.5 unit- 1 day)
  • Allies in Healing: Narradrama and Narrative Therapy: A (.5 unit- 1 day)
  • Restoried Script Performance (3 units)
  • Narradrama with Special Population- (Choose One) (.5 units 1 day)
    • Children and Teens
    • ADHD
    • Families
    • Prisoners
  • Narradrama Field Work and Internship (3 units- 100 hours of Internship/Fieldwork)
  • Narradrama and Mindfulness (A) (.5 unit- 1 day) or approved Narradrama elective

Master’s level Internship Requirement

400 hours of supervised work in Narradrama (1 to 10 hours to supervision ratio- –may count preparation hours).

Course Substitutions for Prerequisites

Specific prerequisites and competencies in drama, creative arts, and psychology that are different from the above would need to be considered on an individual basis.

Narradrama Facilitator Award

Upon completing course requirements, prerequisites, internship and professional hours, participant will receive NARRADRAMA FACILITATOR AWARD. Receiving this award demonstrates a  level of proficiency required to facilitate Narradrama processes with groups or individuals in clinical, educational, business or community settings.

 Requirements for Narradrama Trainers

Prerequisites

  • Complete Facilitator Training Award in Narradrama and all prerequisites for that Award.
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Theatre, Drama Therapy, Communications or Education or other approved Master’s Degree

Additional Prerequisites

  • 3 units narrative therapy (university accredited courses or workshops)
  • 6 additional units drama therapy core classes (Creative Drama, Research and Assessment in Drama Therapy or advanced approved drama therapy electives)
  • 500 hours (includes clinical, supervision and preparation time- 1 to 10 ratio) 

Coursework 11 Units 

  • Narradrama as a Three Act Play (3 units)
  • Narradrama Advanced Techniques (B) (1 unit- 2 days)
  • Allies in Healing: Narrative and Narradrama (B)(.5 unit – 1 day)
  • Narradrama and Trauma (1 unit) (Choose two .5 unit classes)
    • Exploring Trauma Through Metaphor: Narradrama Tools and Techniques in Working with Trauma Survivors
    • Navigating the Journey Through Trauma and Loss with Narradrama
    • A Healing Centered Approach to Trauma Integrating Narradrama
  • Narradrama Special Topic or Narradrama for Special Population (Total 1 unit)   ( Choose two  .5 unit classes, not completed in the Facilitator Training)
    • Women’s Issues,
    • Teens and/or Children,
    • Prisoners,
    • Families
    • Indigenous or Marginalized Groups
    • ADHD
  • Narradrama in Community, Education or Business (.5 unit  1 day) or Narradrama Special Topic (.5 unit 1 day) or Narradrama Research (.5 unit- 1 day)
  • Narradrama and Mindfulness (B) (.5 unit, 1 day).or approved Narradrama elective
  • Narradrama with Indigenous or Marginalized Groups (.5 unit, 1 day) or approved Narradrama elective
  • Narradrama Field Work and Teaching ( 3 units- 100 hours of field work- )

Professional Hours Requirement

Participants will complete 500 professional/fieldwork and teaching hours with two different populations.  Supervision occurs in a 1 to 10 ratio and participants also count preparation hours.

Narradrama Trainer Award

Upon completing course requirements, prerequisites, and professional/fieldwork and teaching hours, participant will receive NARRADRAMA TRAINER AWARD. Receiving this award demonstrates an advanced level of proficiency to train others in Narradrama.

Continuing Education Requirements for Narradrama Trainers

Trainers are required to submit Continuing Education (CE) units of related work of 20 hours for every three years after receiving the NARRADRAMA TRAINER AWARD.  Send documents verifying hours to pamela@dramatherapyinstitutela.com

Narradrama Training: Additional Information

Contact: Pamela@creativetherapiescenter.com