The term drama therapy, or dramatherapy, has been in use for more than a century. Definitions usually create a connection between the healing or health provision and the art form of drama. The North American Drama Therapy Association, for example, sees the term as connecting the use of drama and/or theater processes with intentional therapeutic goals. The British Association of Dramatherapists and the U.K. Health and Care Professions Council bring together the art form and the healing by defining it as a form of psychological therapy in which the performance arts are utilized within a therapeutic relationship. The variety of processes within the art form is seen to offer value to clients in need of therapy. These include games and warm-up exercises, forms of play, ...

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