3-year-Training in Dramatherapy 2017 – 2020
run by the Institute for Theatertherapie in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences in Social Work, Berlin (KHSB),
Dramatherapy is one of the four forms of arts therapy (in addition to music, dance and art therapy). The action-oriented application of artistic means and processes allows a fruitful cooperation between the original healing function of theatre and the methods of modern psychotherapy.
The focus of this training is on physical theatre, body-oriented therapy and the performance process in dramatherapy.
In the first year of the training the focus is on the use of body and movement as the tool of theatre and as essential part of the therapeutic process.
The second year focusses on the transformative power of theatre and controlled processes of change.
In the third year concrete applications in theatrical-therapeutic field will be studied.
The participants will be enabled to use theatre therapy as a method of arts therapy with individuals, groups, teams and organizations.
Prerequisites for participation
Training /relevant experience, preferably in social, artistic, therapeutic/medical fields or in organizational development and human resources management is required.
Minimum age 25 years
Participation in an introductory seminar or an individual interview – 60 hours of personal therapy (can/should be completed during training)
As the training program is conducted in German, a substantial knowledge in German is essential.
A certificate of KHSB and the DGfT entitled “Arts Therapist /Theatre Therapy” will be awarded.
Heads of Training
Mona Rauscher: MA Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame Institute, London), Psychological Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst (C.G. Jung Institute, Berlin). Therapeutic Work in Drama and Movement in clinical contexts, schools and psychosocial institutions since 2004.
Daniela Debald: M.A. Performance Studies, Philosophy and Pedagogy, Drama Therapist (DGfT reg.) with clinical and systemic specialization. Dramatherapeutic Work in clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy since 2010. Artistic Work as Actor and Singer.
2,520.00 EUR per year (without supervision, accommodation and meals), to be paid in quarterly instalments
Introductory weekends: 180.00 EUR
European Theatre Institute, Rungestr. 20, 10179 Berlin
Saturday / Sunday 15. – 16.10.2016 (registration until 08.09.2016) or
Saturday / Sunday 03. – 04.12.2016 (registration until 10.11.2016)
Module 1: 01.03. – 05.03.2017
“The World is a Stage” – Theatre as a Cartography of the Internal Space.
Module 2: 26.04. – 30.04.2017
Body Memory and the Body as a Medium for Expression and Process in Drama Therapy
Module 3: 7.-11.6.2017
Summer Academy 2017: Roles in Theatre and Therapy
Module 4: 11.10. – 15.10.2017
The Basics of Individual Development
Module 5: 07.02. – 11.02.2018
The Principals of Change Processes 1 (Psychosomatic & Dramatic Resonance)
Module 6: 07.03. – 11.03.2018
The Principals of Change Processes 2 (In Collectives, Group Dynamics I)
Module 7: 25.04. – 29.04.2018
Psychopathology 1 (depression, anxiety and compulsion disorders) and drama-therapeutic methods
Module 8: 06.06. – 10.06.2018?
Summer Academy 2018: Biographical Work in Drama Therapy
Module 9: 26.09. – 30.09.2018
Psychopathology 2 (trauma, personality disorders) and drama-therapeutic methods
Module 10: 31.10. – 04.11.2018
Shaping Systemic Processes, Family Therapy Approaches, and the Psychopathology of addiction
Module 11: 16.01. – 20.01.2019
Therapeutic Attitude and Identity: Self/World Views and the Existential Questions of Theatre
Module 12: 27.03. – 31.03.2019
Performance Development and Design as Therapeutic Processes
Module 13: 29.05. – 02.06.2019
Summer Academy 2019: Cultural Diversity – Drama Therapy in Social Work Fields
Module 14: 04.09. – 08.09.2019
Therapy Planning and Evaluation, Project Management
Module 15: 20.11. – 24.11.2019
Personal Profile and Professional Implementation as a Theatre Therapist
Module 16: 15.01. – 19.01.2020
Practice-Oriented Supervision & Assessment,
Modul 17: 26.02. – 01.03.2020
Information and Registration
Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin (Catholic University for Applied Sciences in Social Work Berlin)
Referat Weiterbildung (Training Department)
Köpenicker Allee 39-57
Link to application form: www.khsb-berlin.de
As the training program is conducted in German, a substantial knowledge in German will be essential.
For questions regarding the training programs and the curriculum:
Mona Rauscher, monikarauscher(at)yahoo.co.uk
Daniela Debald, ddebald(at)posteo.de