DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SANFORD MEISNER-BASED DRAMA THERAPY INTERVENTION IN REFUGEE COMMUNITIES
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This post forms part of our series in showcasing abstracts of presentations featured at our annual postgraduate interdisciplinary conference on refugee and forced migration research, hosted in October 2017 at The University of Melbourne.
This presentation will give a brief outline of an emergent drama therapy intervention utilising Sanford Meisner’s repetition exercise focusing specifically in ‘colonized Other’ communities.
The presentation will include an outline of an in progress systematic review of literature that attempts to demonstrate a gap in the knowledge/ research of work within these communities, the significance of the technique in a dramatherapeutic context, how the technique will be implemented in an intervention with a specific community, future implications for other ‘Colonized Other’ communities and a brief experiential demonstration of the technique (time permitting).
Mikel Moss is a current PhD student in Global Mental Health, a recent graduate of the Clinical Psychology program at Columbia University, and a former alternative training student in drama therapy. His focus is on the development of empirical, mixed method data-driven drama therapeutic techniques.