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Sri Lanka: Review of Dramatherapy Day, October 5th

Sri Lanka Association for Dramatherapists celebrated the Dramatherapy Day on Friday, October 5th, 2018. This event was organized to coincide with the World Mental Health Day. There was a large gathering that attended this event. The Chief Guest of this occasion was Dr Rohan Rathnayake, Deputy Director of the Mental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health. Dr Ravindra Ranasinha and Ms Tehani Chitty took the lead in introducing what is dramatherapy. Ms Tehani Chitty conducted two warm-up games, to enable the participants to get to know each other and to build group cohesion. Dr Ravindra Ranasinha used stones of different colours and shapes to commence the Main Phase. The stones became symbols fo

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong: ANZACATA to replace ANZATA as WADth member

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Arts Therapy (ANZATA) has now become the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) and is the peak professional body that represents creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region. The change has been made so that two organisations could merge and become one: ANZATA and the Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ACATA). The title now includes Asia-Pacific, to represent Singapore and Hong Kong, who have been associated with the organization for a while. Joanna Jaaniste will continue to represent dramatherapists in the region, now as part of ANZACATA.

Chile: Review of The First Latin American Dramatherapy Encounter

[English after Spanish] Reseña del Primer Encuentro Latinoamericano de Dramaterapia: Construyendo Saberes Dramaterapéuticos desde el Territorio, las Comunidades y la Diversidad Cultural Temuco Chile, Septiembre 21-23, 2018 El grito inicial lanzado en el Primer Encuentro Latinoamericano de Dramaterapia fue un potente activador que permitió revelar lo que se ha estado gestando en Latinoamérica en Dramaterapia en los últimos años, dándole también espacio a las profundas raíces de los saberes autóctonos. Fue un gran grito: cálido y enriquecedor, emotivo y conmovedor, que logró llenar tanto los corazones como las mentes de los presentes. El grito salió desde Temuco, ciudad del sur de Chile, cuyo

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