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Challenging Stigma, Healing Addiction: Drama Therapy Workshop
October 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This workshop will explore how the use of therapeutic theater creates healing and social change. Discussing her work with COAAST (Creating Outreach about Addiction Support Together), Moyer Bell will present the basic theory and practice of drama therapy and how it helps populations struggling with Substance Use Disorder. She will also lead participants through a drama therapy exercise. The workshop will allow for time to reflect on how drama therapy practices can be utilized by participants in their daily work as clinicians or peer recovery specialists.
Ana Bess Moyer Bell is the founder and Executive Director of COAAST, a RI based non-profit, with the mission to eradicate the opioid epidemic through arts-based, educational, therapeutic, and community-driven approaches. She is a masters level mental health clinician and a registered Drama Therapist. Moyer Bell also works as a Drama Therapy Consultant for The BETES Organization creating and implementing theatrical programs for families of children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She has worked internationally for the US Embassy in Eastern Ukraine with teenagers who have been displaced by the Russian occupation. Moyer Bell has worked primarily with addiction, incarceration, and veteran populations.