"Under the guise of play and pretend, we can - for once - act in new ways. The bit of distance from real life afforded by drama enables us to gain perspective on our real-life roles and patterns and actions, and to experiment actively with alternatives."
-- Renee Emunah, PhD, RDT/BCT
Director, Drama Therapy Program, California Institute of Integral Studies
"(Drama therapy) values the possibilities of the unadorned encounter between a therapist and a client in the play space. Here, the world of imagination with all its contradictions and mysteries can be revealed through the embodied play of two free consciousnesses."
-- David Read Johnson, PhD, RDT/BCT
Director, The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy
"Unlike talk therapy, drama therapy gets there really fast. Role-playing -acting out issues and problems - is more effective than talking."
-- Robert Landy, PhD, RDT/BCT
Director Drama Therapy Program, New York University
"Participants can enjoy the feelings of being in another person's shoes - playing another role - as well as learn the liberating experience of expanding their own primary roles in life."
-- Patricia Sternberg, MA, RDT/BCT
Director, Developmental Drama Program, Hunter College