ASSOCIATIONS and REPRESENTATIVES
María Sol Guerrero
President of DAr. Co-director of Diploma in Drama Therapy at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Psychiatrist, pursuing her PhD in Medicine.
Argentina Dramatherapy Association
RUSSYA CONNOR, PhD, AThR (Drama)
Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Trainer and Lecturer for Creative Arts Therapies. Worked over the last 15 years with Corrective Services, Indigenous communities and AOD services. Lecturer at Edith Cowan University and on staff at Murdoch University in the Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies and Universty of Melbourne. Trainer of executive leadership teams in creative thinking, and playfulness.
Kirsten Meyer, PhD, AThR (Drama)
Practitioner-researcher and supervisor, spanning South Africa and Australia. Co-founding member of Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation. Coordinates an Australian community of practice for drama therapists. Committee member of IACAET and teaches on various courses. Currently leading a team of creative arts therapists in a community-based organisation, working with children, young people and their carers who have experienced family violence
Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association
NILGUN TURKCAN ATAOGLU, PhD
Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer
Founder and Director of Creative Arts Therapy Institute in Turkey, Supervisor and Lecturer at Isik University. Turkish Creative Arts Therapies Institute.
Turkish Creative Arts Therapies Institute
Stelios Krasanakis, MD
Founding member and member of the board of Directors of European Federation of Dramatherapy. Lecturer in National and Kapodisrtian University of Athens. Founder and Training Director of the Dramatherapy program at Institute AEON. Member of the board of Directors of Hellenic Psychiatrist Association and President of the branch "Art and Psychiatry".
European Federation of Dramatherapy. Including: Germany, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, France, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Israel (special member), Norway, Netherlands and Slovenia
Majid Amraei, PhD
Chair of Iranian Psychodrama and Drama Therapy Association. Faculty at Applied Scientific and Cultural Center, Cultural Heritage University. Workshop Instructor at Allameh Tabataba'i University and Al-Zahra. Author, Director, Researcher.
Director of KADT. Drama Therapist of the Drama therapy at Yeonjeong Neuropsychiatric Clinic. Lecturer of the Drama Therapy at Yong-in University pursuing his PhD in the Drama Therapy.
Korean Association of Drama Therapy
Two-time President of NADTA (2003-2005 & 2021-2023). Registered Drama Therapist since 1986. Former faculty in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Co-founder of east village caravanserai, a non-profit theatre company based in Long Beach, California, USA. CEO & General Counsel at Santa Clara County Bar Association. Licensed California attorney specializing in nonprofit law.
North American Drama Therapy Association
Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT
Director of the Drama Therapy Program and Theatre & Health Lab at New York University. Editor-in-Chief of Drama Therapy Review. Dr. Sajnani initiated the founding of the World Alliance of Dramatherapy. NYU Drama Therapy plays a coordinating role in facilitating the activities of the World Alliance.
A registered Drama Therapist who facilitates group and individual psychotherapy, runs a private practice, and consults as an organizational and leadership development coach internationally. She is a member of the South African Association of Jungian Analysis (SAAJA); an executive member of the South African National Arts Therapies Association (SANATA); on the steering committee of the Africa Chapter of the International Association for Creative Arts in Education & Training (IACAET); and a member of International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP)
Ravindra Ranasinha, PhD
Course Director of Drama Therapy Certification Program, Sri Lanka. Director of Research Centre of Dramatherapy, Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Association for Dramatherapists
Dov Blum-Yazdi, PhD
Drama Therapist and Clinical Criminologist. Works at "Place to Be"; a drama and art therapies studio, Ministry of Education at Merhav program, Drama Therapy group with high school youth. Supervision and teaching in Arts Therapist training programs, University of Haifa.
Rinat Feniger-Schaal, phd
Director of Drama Therapy and Psychodrama MA program at the School of Creative Arts Therapies in Haifa university, Israel. MsC in psychoanalytic developmental psychology. Research fellow at the Center for the Study of Child Development, University of Haifa. Registered Drama therapist, supervisor and psychologist.
The Association for Arts Therapies in Israel
Pedro Torres, MD, ICHTF
President of ANADRAS. Psychiatrist, family systems therapist, drama therapist, and psychodramatist. Professor at the University of Chile. Director and founder of EDRAS, and president and founder of TeatroSalud.
The Chilean Dramatherapy Association
Professor at Graduate School of Human Science at Ritsumeikan University. Lecturer at Tokyo University. Drama Therapy Education and Research Center in Japan.
Japan drama therapy institute
MA, RDT, LCAT, LCP
Registered Drama Therapist with NADTA. New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, USA
Licensed Counseling Psychologist, Taiwan. Founding Member/ Representative of Taiwan Drama Therapy Association
Registered Drama Therapist currently working in Taiwan. She teaches Drama Therapy at Taipei Shih Chien University, Introduction to Drama at Tamkang University, and is a founding Member/Representative of the Taiwan Drama Therapy Association.
taiwan drama therapy association
Drama Therapy representative to the Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association, Committee member for the Cultural Humility and Diversity Committee of the NATDA, member of the board for the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) as well as International Expressive arts Association (EXA).
Educator at USIU-Africa in Nairobi.
Kenya counselling and
Drama Therapy India (DTI) developed initially as a peer group to build a community of drama therapists in India and take the field forward, is now a 13 member registered Association established in 2022, which aims to keep growing with more trained drama therapists in the country. As drama-therapy awaits legal recognition into the Mental Health Acts of India, DTI members are working relentlessly towards: advocacy of the field, getting legal regulations and recognition for drama-therapy practice across the country, and making drama-therapy training more accessible for Indian students.
Samah Ikram, MA, RDT, LCAT, is a Pakistani-American drama therapist, and has experience working in various spaces within New York City, including hospitals, non-profit organizations, assisted living, schools and private practice. She is currently working on introducing and implementing drama therapy techniques in Lahore, Pakistan.
Chanaphan is a registered dramatherapist and a founder of Dramatherapy Thailand Association (DTTH). After completing her training in 2008, she has worked as a dramatherapist at mental health hospitals in Bangkok and as a course lecturer at Bangkok University. Currently, she is registered for a research PhD, “Developing Dramatherapy Approaches for Thai Adult Patients with PTSD” at the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR), Anglia Ruskin University (UK).
Dramatherapy Thailand Association
Dramatherapist in Hong Kong and also a registered hypnotherapist, Certified Jeremy Krauss Approach Therapist and a certified Feldenkrais Method practitioner. He has also been a playback theatre practitioner for many years.
Hong kong Association of Drama therapy
Chair of The British Association of Dramatherapists 2013 - 2016 and 2019 - 2021. Dramatherapist and Trainer, working in the UK and Europe.