Swiss Professionnal Association DramaTherapy

Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and theatre concepts for therapeutic purposes

Beyond the ancient connection between theatre, dramatic ritual and healing, closer to our time, Dramatherapy became a specific profession in the 1960’s. During the 20th century, there was a strong development of drama within educational, health and social settings. In the UK and in North America formal dramatherapy training emerged in the 1970’s leading to dramatherapy being recognised across many parts of the world as a psychological treatment for adults and children within health, social care and education by the end of the 20th century.

Dramatherapy evolved gradually in different parts of the world, influenced by various individuals, groups and approaches, in relation both to the development of theatre and developments in the fields of psychology, sociology and psychotherapy.

Association Suisse Professionnelle DramaThérapie
Become a member of a swiss and international network of professional dramatherapists

Our goal is to share, extend and develop the method and the positioning of the dramatherapy

The association in 3 questions
To the professional dramatherapists working in Switzerland or abroad
The association will allow you to :

- appear on the OdaArtecura therapists list as dramatherapist
- to be connecter to a swiss and international network of dramatherapists, who encounter the same challenges as you do: not only the ones from the ordinary reality but also the ones from the dramatic reality
- to benefit from connections to quality continuing education with the pioneers of dramatherapy
- to create intervision groups with dramatherapists who work with the same population as you do
- to extand your opportunities to meet theater artists and health professionals and-or who practice dramatherapy

- by becoming a member
- by participative in our professional day
- by getting evolved in one of our reflection circle
Once per year we gather for our annual meeting where we invite a well known professional in the field to share its practice and knowledge with our members
Association Suisse Professionnelle DramaThérapie



Stay connected with the European Drama Federation by visiting their website regularly.


From 17 to 23 October 2022
International Drama Therapy Week
5 and 6 May 2023
International Dramatherapy Conference
The Netherlands
“Imagine” the 6th conference by EFD
IcoonTheater, Leeghwater 1-3, 3825 MR Amersfoort

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4. and 5.11.2022
Symposium and Swiss Art Therapy Day 2022

Don’t forget to register to meet art therapists of all specializations. A platform and meetings not to be missed!

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