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Safe and Sound: Safe Space in Drama Therapy - A Heuristic Inquiry


Safe and Sound: Safe Space in Drama Therapy - A Heuristic Inquiry

Andrade Loza, Maria Isabel (2017) Safe and Sound: Safe Space in Drama Therapy - A Heuristic Inquiry. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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This qualitative research paper uses a heuristic model of investigation (Moustakas, 2011) to focus on the process of a drama therapy student exploring the concept of safe space and its implications for potential therapeutic transformation. Within the therapeutic context, a safe space is defined as a free-from-harm environment between therapist and client where the latter can explore his/her inner conflicts with freedom; without fear of being judged or hurt in any way. In drama therapy, the safe space lies in the relationship between client and therapist, which is developed through play. The curiosity on the notion of safe space emerges from the student’s context of training as a drama therapist and her own encounter with the subject as a foreigner in Canada. This paper aims to tell the experience of the researcher examining in depth the idea of safe space through the literature and visiting several locations, in which she used art to respond to her living process.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Andrade Loza, Maria Isabel
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:24 May 2017
ID Code:982577
Deposited By: Maria Isabel Andrade
Deposited On:01 Jun 2017 12:57
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 18:22
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