Drawing on new paradigms and evidence-based discoveries in neuroscience, narrative psychology, and creativity theory, this text explores the beneficial role of expressive arts within a recovery perspective. A framework of practice principles for the visual arts, creative writing, music, drama, dance, and digital storytelling is addressed across a number of settings and populations, providing readers with an accessible overview of techniques taught in counseling programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Respect Yourself Drama Education Program in Practice

Respect Yourself Drama Education Program in Practice
Andrea Baldwin


This chapter introduces the Respect Yourself Drama Education (RYDE) program, a practical six-workshop series that can be used by facilitators with minimal training in drama. The chapter briefly outlines the theory and practice underpinning the design of the RYDE program and provides an example of a session conducted in an adolescent mental health setting. The RYDE program was originally designed as a resilience-building program for adolescents aged approximately 12 to 15 in Years 8 to 10 at school. It was designed to be compatible with the contemporary state curriculum for health and physical education, addressing curriculum topics within three strands: promoting the health of individuals and communities, developing concepts and ...

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