Job Description

Dramatherapy is a creative arts therapy that uses the performance arts to promote psychological, emotional and social change. Dramatherapists offer a safe environment for an individual or group to explore, address and deal with personal and social difficulties, e.g. grief, anxiety and personal growth.

Dramatherapists use a variety of interventions with clients, including stories, puppetry, improvisation, drama and movement to allow clients to explore their past experiences and express themselves in a way that might be easier than directly talking about it.

Clients may be of any age and may include people with psychological and/or mental health issues, physical or mental disabilities or behavioural difficulties. Other clients may be people on probation or in secure settings, or people overcoming an addiction.

Dramatherapists work with a range of other professionals such as psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers and other therapist staff.

Dramatherapists contribute to therapeutic programmes in clinical, educational and community settings.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  •  encouraging self-awareness, exploration and reflection on feelings and relationships;
  • attending regular supervision sessions.
  • providing opportunities for clients to learn new skills;
  • encouraging and supporting clients in creative drama and theatre work, involving the expressive use of movement and objects, using techniques such as improvisation, storytelling, play, role-play, myth, ritual, script work, and devising and presenting performances;
  • initiating spontaneous exploration of personal issues;
  • enabling clients to experiment with new ways of thinking and behaving;
  • taking referrals from other professional staff;
  • maintaining records of clients and activities;
  • writing reports for your employer on activities undertaken and clients seen;
  • using appropriate equipment, materials and therapeutic 'props', such as puppets and other objects;
  • organising a performance resulting from working with a group (although this is not essential);
  • undertaking assessment visits or appointments;
  • managing marketing and finances, when working on a self-employed basis;



1 Trans-Amadi Road, Port Harcourt.