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Construction of a School-Based Drama Therapy Program for Students with Histories of Trauma and Chronic Stress


Construction of a School-Based Drama Therapy Program for Students with Histories of Trauma and Chronic Stress

Winslow, Kaitlin (2011) Construction of a School-Based Drama Therapy Program for Students with Histories of Trauma and Chronic Stress. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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In recent years, educators and mental health professionals have witnessed an increasing number of students struggling in school environments displaying inattentiveness, hyperaggression, and anxiety. Current treatment programs do not appear to address their needs or provide symptom relief, suggesting frequent misdiagnosis and inappropriate interventions. This paper addresses the need for new school-based treatment programs considering recent research and literature in the fields of neuropsychology, Self Regulation Therapy, and Drama Therapy. Current findings from the field of neuropsychology and Self Regulation Therapy will be explored to provide a contextual history of the development and pervasiveness of these commonly misinterpreted symptoms in childhood trauma and chronic stress. This paper will also illustrate the theoretical and clinical links between neuropsychology, Self Regulation Therapy, and Drama Therapy, placing an emphasis on Jones’ Core Processes of Drama Therapy. Finally, this paper provides drama therapists with a new 16-week school-based Drama Therapy program for students aged 5 to 10 years old exhibiting symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Each session is broken down into Session Objectives and Therapeutic Goals, Supplies, and Exercises that are clearly defined and explained.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Winslow, Kaitlin
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:July 2011
Thesis Supervisor(s):Harnden, Bonnie
Keywords:children, adolescents, school, students, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Chronic Stress, Drama Therapy, Self Regulation Therapy, Neuropsychology, Embodiment, Drama, Creative Arts Therapies, Misdiagnosis
ID Code:7737
Deposited On:19 Jan 2016 18:14
Last Modified:24 Jan 2019 20:08


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