The article presents information about the 'Dramatherapy in social services' project, which was conducted with the support of Tera project Expressive therapies of Palacky University in Olomouc. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the professional public about the possibilities of using expressive therapies, especially dramatherapy, in the sector of social services. Training was performed through a form of examples of dramatherapeutic sessions directly in the institutions for clients with intellectual disabilities with active participation of staff. The authors of the paper inform about the results of a research study focused on detecting the level of awareness of staff about dramatherapy before and after the training session. Further on, the paper informs about the analysis of data gathered in focus groups conducted with practitioners in social services immediately after the the example dramatherapy session. In the conclusion, benefits of such type of training are evaluated, for example the direct transfer into practice, observations of changes in clients and benefits perceived by the practitioners. The limitations of the program are discussed, including the high time demand, or the potential to reach only a small number of practitioners.
|Journal||Lifelong Learning – Celoživotní vzdělávání|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Lifelong learning
- Social Services
- Expressive Therapies