Re-Creating Life’s Drama : Understanding the Use of Drama Therapy with the Elderly
NCCAP approved 6 contact hours
Program # 00040
Check out the article on Activity Professional’s Notebook : Expressing through Expressive Activities
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “”The Lifestory Re-Play Circle” by Rosilyn Wilder, RDT/BC, and take the provided post test. You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading of the text will introduce the activity professional to specific theories, techniques and practical activities related to therapeutic drama groups with the elderly. This program will provide the activity professional with six model workshops which can be applied in the long term care setting.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
An Overview of Lifestory Re-Play Circles and Theory
How Lifestory Re-Play Circles can meet the needs of the elderly
Understanding the special needs of the elderly
Techniques and Criteria for Activity Selection
Six Model Workshops
Opening Rituals, Building a Story, and Closing Rituals
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21.