Welcome to BADth

Dramatherapy has as its main focus the intentional use of healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth.
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Our Key Objectives

At BADth we believe that Dramatherapy can be a powerful therapeutic force. It can facilitate and encourage creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth. Our objectives are:

  • To promote the advancement of Dramatherapy as a profession
  • To be the representational body for dramatherapists in the UK
  • To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public on the benefits of dramatherapy
  • To be an advocate for the establishment and maintenance of fair pay and conditions of service for dramatherapists
  • To forge links internationally
Latest News
Posted On: 19 January 2022
“Usually I feel that I am the puppet and my voices are pulling the strings so it felt good to be the puppet master and control the puppet” (group member 2017)
Posted On: 06 January 2022
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a trauma therapy can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy, including art, music, dance and dramatherapy; to help address blocks, phobias, anxiety and clinical PTSD. This course is aimed at those who are not trained in or using EMDR in their practice, yet. The course will provide an insight into EMDR methods and information about trainings as well as how it can be integrated to arts therapy practices.
Posted On: 16 December 2021
Announced on 15th December 2021 is the Psychological Professions Workforce Plan for England with a Priority Action Annexe. This plan will support the expansion of the psychological professions workforce at an unprecedented rate, by approximately 10,500 posts by 2024 (60% growth) to meet the psychological needs of service users, carers and families.
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