balance-sing solutions drama therapy

Mallory Minerson, MA, RDT, CCC, LPN

registered drama therapist, performer & theatre instructor

Mallory is a Registered Drama Therapist and graduate of New York University's Master's Program in Drama Therapy. New York University's drama therapy program is led by innovators in the profession, and Mallory graduated under Founding Director Dr. Robert Landy, creator of the Role Theory and Role Method of drama therapy.

Miss Minerson's thesis was a combination academic written and performance thesis entitled Musica Humana: A Therapeutic Musical Theatre Performance Thesis- The Somatic Journey from Dissociation to Integration (Minerson, 2016, in press).

Mallory completed internships in both community population out-patient treatment in the Bronx, NY, as well as acute Forensic Psychiatry in-patient at New York's well known Bellevue Hospital. While at Bellevue, Mallory composed a group therapy protocol to explore and address medication non-compliance creatively, which ran successfully and with great support from the interdisciplinary treatment team.

Miss Minerson has now returned to Canada and works for the Government of the Northwest Territories as a clinician and private online practice. In her practice Mallory incorporates the use of:

  • text as projective
  • sound & movement
  • masks
  • scarves
  • sand tray
  • puppets
  • scripts
  • art
  • music & rhythm
  • yoga & laughter

As a way to work with, sit with and be messy with grief, anger, joy, sadness, frustration and anything else that might come up in the room.

What is Drama Therapy?

"Drama Therapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Through storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance, participants are invited to rehearse desired behaviors, practice being in relationship, expand and find flexibility between life roles, and perform the change they wish to be and see in the world." - North American Drama Therapy Association

Drama Therapy is appropriate for the multidisciplinary treatment of chronic and pervasive mental illness, acute crisis, grief counselling, child and adolescent treatment, adult and older adult treatment, developmental and physical disabilities, trauma informed care, among many other medical and psychological treatments.

Drama Therapists are often seen in hospitals, schools, senior living facilities, private practice, addiction treatment facilities, clinics, and anywhere a therapist may be present.

Mallory is a proud member of the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) which is the regulating governing body for the profession of drama therapists in North America.