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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2054-7668
  • E-ISSN: 2054-7676


This clinical commentary discusses the experiences of three dis/abled drama-therapy-clinicians-in-training. Through three vignettes, each written by one of the students, reflections and observations are offered on how drama therapy programs may inadvertently support ableist practices and how these can and are being shifted to create more inclusive spaces. Recommendations are offered for drama therapy trainers and students alike, both in the classroom and in the field.


Este comentario clínico analiza las experiencias de tres dramaterapeutas en formación con dis/capacidad. A través de tres viñetas, cada una escrita por uno de los estudiantes, se ofrecen reflexiones y observaciones sobre cómo los programas de dramaterapia pueden apoyar inadvertidamente prácticas discriminatorias de suficiencia y cómo estas pueden y están siendo modificadas para crear espacios más inclusivos. Se ofrecen recomendaciones tanto para formadores como para estudiantes de dramaterapia, tanto en el aula como en el trabajo de campo.


Ce commentaire clinique traite des expériences de trois cliniciens vivant avec des handicaps en formation en drama thérapie. À travers trois vignettes, chacune écrite par l’un des étudiants, des réflexions et des observations sont proposées sur la façon dont les programmes de drama thérapie peuvent soutenir par inadvertance les pratiques mettant en valeur ceux/celles sans handicaps et comment celles-ci peuvent et sont modifiées pour créer des espaces plus inclusifs. Des recommandations sont proposées aux formateurs en drama thérapie et aux étudiants, dans la classe et sur le terrain.


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