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Upcoming Fall
Semester 2022

The Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

All classes are on zoom and some classes are Hybrid. 

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Clinical Use of Narradrama: Transformational Stories (14 hours/CE’s)

Date: Saturdays-November 12, 19 and Dec.3

Time: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Pacific Coast Time)

Cost: $338

Instructor: Pam Dunne, Ph.D, RDT-BCT, NT


*Required for Narradrama Training

This dynamic class focuses on the use of story in Narradrama in a transformational way and looks at the following kinds of stories: unique outcome, identity change, healing relationship, possibility, silenced and power story. Participants explore through experiential exercises ways to expand and develop transformational stories and move from problem- saturated stories to more preferred ones through a restorying process.

Psychology Core Classes*

Developmental Psychology (3 units)

Dates: October 21, November 11, 18; and December 2, 9 and 16

Time: 12 pm to 6 pm (Pacific Time)

TBA: Film Hours

Cost: $899

Instructor: Terhi K Korkiakangas, Ph.D, CL. Hyp

This course explores growth and change though the lifespan, unfolding before birth to old age. The development of human behavior, thinking, feeling, and relating will be explored, with specific focus on prenatal phase, childhood, and adolescence where most changes occur. Participants will study biological, social, emotional, and cognitive processes, and learn about the current critiques and debates in the field, including biomedical versus socio-cultural views on atypical development and psychopathology. Through integrating theory, experiential exercises, pertinent videos, and other creative approaches designed for self-reflection and discovery, participants will experience a hands-on creative approach to developmental psychology.

Drama Therapy for Transformative Justice

Dates: December 11, 2022

Time: 10:30am to 6:00pm (Pacific Time)

Cost: $169

Instructor: Kamran Afary, Ph.D

This workshop will cover performance and creative expression as forms of healing and their effects on resilience, gender norms, race, and rehabilitation in carceral settings. Recent creative work by drama therapists such as Zeina Daccache’s Blue Inmate Video Documentary and other works in the US and Canada will be covered.

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