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e ACT Project: Enhancing Social Competence rough Drama erapy and Performance

ByLISA POWERS TRICOMI AND LORETTA GALLO-LOPEZ

Drama therapy is the practical and intentional use of drama and theater practices, such as plays, rituals, and stories, for therapeutic purposes. It is action oriented and experiential and provides a context for participants to express emotion, tell their stories, explore dramatic roles, set goals, and solve problems. Drama therapy can be a platform for behavior change, skill-building, emotional and physical release, and integration (Long, Haen, Zaiser, & Beauregard, n.d.).