Refugees

Drama Therapy with Refugees: A Long Way from Home

Drama Therapy Group

Friday, February 3, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Creative Alternatives of New York
153 West 27th Street
(bet 6th and 7th Ave)
New York, NY

This experiential workshop will introduce participants to the ways in which drama therapy may be used to support refugees resettling in the USA. Participants will be guided through a basic understanding of the health benefits of improvisation and theatre and given concrete examples of how drama therapy is used in contexts of displacement. Specifically, drama therapy may be used to offer refugees a safe place to identify and express experience, organize life stories, explore dramatic roles, rehearse new life roles, and ultimately imagine new possibilities for the future. Attention will be given to CANY’s current work with this population as well as Dr. Sajnani’s extensive experience in this area.

Led by Heidi Landis, LCAT, RDT-BCT, TEP, CGP
and Guest Trainer: Nisha Sajnani, Phd , RDT-BCT

Nisha Sajnani, PhD RDT-BCT is the Director of Global Interdisciplinary Studies and Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Counseling: Drama Therapy MA at Lesley University. She is also on faculty with New York University where she teaches Arts Based Research and with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma where she lectures on the role of the arts in the context of displacement. Dr. Sajnani is the recipient of the 2016 Corann Okorodudu Global Women's Advocacy Award from the American Psychological Association.

CLICK to REGISTER or contact CANY 212.222.1969 / trainings@cany.org
$130 professionals/ $100 full-time students, AEA/AFTRA/SAG members (with valid ID)

Register for 3 or more trainings and receive a 20% discount. Please call 212-222-1969 or email trainings@cany.org

Creative Alternatives of New York, Inc. (CANY) is recognized by BOTH the
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0428,
AND by the
New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0009.