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					The British Association of Dramatherapists and British Psychodrama Association
One day conference:

Evidence Based Practice
Saturday 24th November 2007 Venue: London
10.00 – 10.30 Registration and coffee 10.30 – 11.30 Introduction: Madeline Andersen-Warren (BADth) and Kate Kirk (BPA) 11.30 – 12.30 Can Generic Outcome Tools be used in Psychotherapy Practice? If not, what is else is there?
This presentation will focus on two generic outcome tools that are currently used routinely in many CAMHS teams: the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and the Health of the Nation Outcome Score for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA). They are applied on admission into the service and discharge. The question is, are they appropriate measures for evaluating the changes and outcomes of psychotherapy? This presentation will critique each tool and offer an alternative tool more relevant to Dramatherapy and Psychodrama practice – Role Atom Analysis. Dr Kate Kirk is a Psychodrama Psychotherapist and Psychodrama trainer. She works part time for the Isle of Man Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team with young people from four to sixteen years. Her PhD research was into the impact of working therapeutically with clients who have experienced sexual trauma as adults or children. Currently working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health as Psychodramatist Psychotherapist with young people, families and other agencies. She has a special interest in Paediatric Liaison and young people with Asperger’s Syndrome. Up until 2000, Kate worked with adult and child patients with life threatening and terminal illness, their families and informal and formal carers, post diagnosis through to end phase of illness. Her areas of past research experience are varied and include i) how to, and, the impact of, work with sexually abused clients (both qualitative); ii) The use of anniversary cards in bereavement (qualitative); iii) The preparation of health service staff to work with bereaved clients (quantitative); iv) Evaluating the research skills and experiences of staff working in a community Trust (combined qualitative and quantitative). v) Completed pilot phase of study researching the effectiveness of Psychodrama with young people who have Asperger’s syndrome.

12.30 –13.30 13.30 - 15.00

Lunch Spinning Stories of Success

A 90-minute paper presentation and small group discussion, which will consider: 1. 2. The ethical and practical difficulties that arise within the evidence-based agenda in relation to the more creative, improvisational psychotherapies An alternative paradigm for generating evidence from direct, non-standardised, clinical-need-led practice experience

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The summary findings of two practice-based projects from two very different contexts (regional secure unit & community mental health), both of which highlight many of the same themes & conclusions about the effectiveness of Dramatherapy as an intervention in relation to particular clinical presentations and dilemmas. (Necessary ethical approval already negotiated and obtained) Developing small-scale practice-based research ideas by means of facilitating participant small group work. Henri Seebohm Henri Seebohm is Programme Convenor of MA in Dramatherapy at Roehampton University and Senior Dramatherapist and Supervisor in adult forensic psychiatry for West London Mental Health Trust. She combines the ritual theatre model of Dramatherapy with other Arts Therapies practice and theory. She is particularly interested in the relationship between early trauma with the onset of psychosis, personality disorder, and offending behaviour and examines how the therapist can manage to tolerate manifest destructiveness in the therapy space. She is currently developing work with both staff and patients in looking at bullying and harassment in the workplace and runs consultancy workshops on effective team work. Henri has worked in a wide range of public sector settings in the UK, as well as in post-war Bosnia, with refugees, returnees and asylum seekers in various parts of Europe. She has experience of learning difficulties, autism, young carers, mental health issues in residential and out-patient settings, drug and alcohol units in the community and in prisons. Henri has been using therapeutic theatre and action methods for the last fifteen years in facilitating workshops, training, consultancy, conflict resolution, team and community building work in Europe. She is interested in the idea that practise-based evidence rather than evidence-based practise is the mode of enquiry that can be most effectively and usefully adopted by the Arts Therapist. Peter Holloway is Consultant Dramatherapist, Kent & Medway Partnership Trust and Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University. Pete Holloway is a full-time Dramatherapist for East Kent Community NHS Trust and has been a senior, visiting lecturer, on the postgraduate Diploma in Dramatherapy formerly at The Institute of Dramatherapy Roehampton and currently at Roehampton University for the past nine years. He is currently a Year Tutor and lectures on psychology and psychopathology but has also taught the modules Dramatherapy and Myth, Dramatherapy and the Art of Structure and Dramatherapy and Closure. He has worked as a Dramatherapist in a wide variety of mental health settings over the last thirteen years. He currently offers specialist intervention in violence, offending and personality disorders to two community mental health teams, a consultancy role to a number of other in-patient and out-patient services, and is a member of two multidisciplinary family therapy teams. Originally from a background of Community Theatre in South Wales mining communities, he has become increasingly interested in how the notions of oral history, narrative and metaphor can be applied to complex and troubling experiences within the clinical space. He has recently established, along with colleagues from a range of psychotherapy backgrounds, Work in Process - which offers training and supervision to voluntary sector organisations and to specialist counselling services across Kent.

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15.00 –15.30 15.30 –17.00

Tea Break A Phenomenological Inquiry into Relationship Experiences of Opposite Sex Twins, 2007

This research, motivated by my own personal feelings as an opposite sex twin (OS twin) and from my clinical experiences as a psychotherapist, explores the relationship experiences of opposite sex twins. The research design combined Transcendental Phenomenological Methodology with the theory and practice of Psychodrama and Sociometry. Psychodrama and Sociometry (invented by Moreno 1889-1975) inform my practice approach and have at their core spontaneity and creativity. The co researchers were three pairs of adult opposite sex twins. The enquiry involved three stages: the individual interviews that led to the Pilot study; the main project of the Psychodrama group (Workshop 1) that was filmed, and the Reflective group (Workshop 2) that was recorded. The research data arrived at the essences of meaning through the patterns of activity and dialogue, the dynamics of themes and the arising metaphor of meaning. These processes underlie psychodramatic and phenomenological research. The exploration of these experiences adds surprising knowledge to the small amount of existing literature.

In addition, it contributes knowledge and information to the debate concerning challenges to two major pillars in psychotherapy: that psychotherapy theory and practice are rooted in individual experience and that parental behaviour has the greatest influence on development. It also contributes to the field of research methodology in offering a model of different dimensions to elicit varied data that is both verbal, non verbal or physical. Olivia Lousada has been practicing Psychodrama for some 25 years and has worked in a wide range of organisations, as psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She found herself drawn to the topic of her research illuminating the value of the none verbal experience. This cutting edge is tremendously exciting in understanding the ecology of the human body, its experience, thought and feeling.

17.00-17.30 Plenary

Cost:

BADth/BPA Members: £70

Non BADth/BPA Members £ 90

Psychodrama/Dramatherapy trainees £40 Lunch will be provided In order to secure your place, please send a cheque payable to BADth for the total fee to: The British Association of Dramatherapists, Waverley, Battledown Approach, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 6RE – Email: Badth1@aol.com - Tel: 01242 235 515

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