CFP: Drama Therapy Review 3.2

DTR Call for Papers Issue 3.2

Submission deadline: February 1st, 2017.

Drama Therapy Review seeks articles that reflect the journal’s intention to document and disseminate drama therapy research, promote scholarship about drama therapy theory and practice, encourage inner and inter disciplinary dialogue, and provide a forum for lively debate in the field. DTR profiles and critically reflects upon current and emerging practices involving the intentional and therapeutic uses of dramatic improvisation and performance in clinical, educational, community, organizational, and research contexts.

Questions to consider:

• What are the health benefits and risks of dramatic reality?

• How does working with imagination, fiction, and metaphor differ from direct enactment?

• What are the goals of drama therapy and who establishes these?

• How do drama therapists understand and assess health, illness, and change?

• When, where and for whom is drama therapy indicated?

• What are the dominant narratives that inform our practice, pedagogy,and approaches to research?

• How does dramatic improvisation increase well being or decrease specific kinds of distress?  

• How do social differences influence research and practice in drama therapy?

• How can children and other vulnerable groups be more involved in research about their own experiences in drama therapy?

• What are the aesthetics of drama therapy?

• What are the ethical and social implications of performing and witnessing private stories in public spaces?

DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to:

• quantitative studies

• qualitative analysis

• practice and arts-based research

• Reviews

• Reports

• Interviews

• Commentaries

The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership. 

To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines and email

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