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Introduction to Dramatherapy (in-person)

Saturday 21st May 2022
Timings: 10.30am - 5pm
Location: Ulster University (Jordanstown Campus), Northern Ireland
Price: £60
An introduction into the world of dramatherapy! An in-person workshop presented by Heather Turkington (BADth Executive) and Nichola Mooney (Executive Council Member, IACAT).
Full Description

Dramatherapy is one of the three creative arts therapies within the 13 Allied Health Professions in Northern Ireland, & one of the five accredited creative arts therapies in Ireland. Through a mixture of theory, information and low-pressure practical work, we will take you on a quick journey to having a basic knowledge and understanding of this creative form of psychotherapy. 

This workshop will take place at Jordanstown Campus. Lunch is not provided. This 'session takes place after the 'ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATHERAPY' event, which is taking place on Saturday, 7th May from 10:30am - 1pm. This in-person event on Saturday, 21st May can be attended as a follow up to the online event, or as a standalone session.

See flyer below for more information or BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE!


Heather Turkington

Heather Turkington is a dramatherapist based in County Armagh, having graduated from Maynooth University in Kildare in 2018. She worked as a dramatherapist in an adult male mental health residential and nursing facility until March 2022, when she took up a post as psychological trauma dramatherapist in the Belfast Trust. Heather is passionate about promoting dramatherapy within the NI NHS Trusts, as well as working towards creating a dramatherapy Masters' course in Northern Ireland. Heather is the NI rep for dramatherapy in AHPFNI (Allied Health Professionals Federation Northern Ireland), is a Council member of IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists), and is an Executive Committee member of BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists). She has a specific interest in mental health and trauma and specialises in one-to-one sessions.

Nichola Mooney

Nichola gained a Masters in Dramatherapy from Maynooth University, Kildare in 2016. She now runs her own practice, which includes a consulting and working residency and after school project in a North Dublin inner-city preschool. Nichola works in one-to-one or group Dramatherapy settings, and has a particular interest in working with teenagers. She is an executive council member of IACAT and holds the role of Treasurer in the organisation. Nichola also holds a degree in Applied Social Studies (2004), and an ALCM Diploma in Drama from the London College of Music. She worked for 15 years as a senior member of a Community Youth Project in Dublin, facilitating both small and large-scale projects within multidisciplinary teams. Nichola uses embodiment, projection, role (EPR) and play within the therapeutic process.
More Information
An Introduction to Dramatherapy flyer.pdf
Contact Information
Contact Name: Fran Fleming