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Creative Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Practice

Friday 15th July 2022
Timings: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Zoom
Price: Members: £45 I Non-members: £50 I Students: £30
This course is facilitated by BADth Policy Officer Genevieve Smyth. As well as teaching creative approaches to putting Policy into Practice, Genevieve will invite participants to explore and share their own training or professional experience.
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Do you ever find that a policy (a plan of action) in the place where you study or work is hard to put into action when you try to apply it to your own practice? For example:

  • Where an organisation's referral criteria for psychological or psychiatric treatment set limits on who can access your therapy?
  • Where quantitative evaluation questionnaires are prioritised above qualitative, client-centred ones?

If you are looking to learn and share innovative approaches towards resolving such dilemmas, this is the interactive seminar for you! The benefits of attending this half-day seminar are:

1. New strategies for tackling barriers to using dramatherapy in the workplace

2. Expanded creative skills and confidence in overcoming barriers to clinical practice

3. Shared workplace experience

The seminar will cover four main areas:

  1. Defining Strategy
  2. Examples of Barriers to Clinical Practice
  3. Examples of Overcoming Barriers in order to use Dramatherapy
  4. Sharing Experiences of What Works Best in Different Workplaces

This shared learning arena is designed to help equip participants with more knowledge and confidence to overcome possible barriers to practice and apply policy creatively in order to further resource themselves and benefit those who work with them as service recipients and/or colleagues. The seminar includes facilitator input, practice examples, creative-experiential activity and group discussion.


Genevieve Smyth

Genevieve Smyth has worked in dramatherapy across the statutory, third and private healthcare sectors for 30 years. In 1994 she established the UK’s first theatre-based service which today employs 3 dramatherapists. She has contributed to dramatherapy texts and lectured in 17 countries. In 2019 she received from BADth an Outstanding Contribution Award for promoting dramatherapy in Scotland and internationally. In 2021 she became BADth’s first Policy Officer while continuing NHS work in Primary Care. This year she has also been helping to recruit Scotland’s first dramatherapy masters degree students.


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Contact Name: Fran Fleming