The South African Association of Dramatherapists (SAAD) is a professional association that oversees and supports Dramatherapists and their practice in South Africa. It was established in 2003 to provide professional membership and a networking community for Dramatherapists practicing in South Africa, to establish and uphold high standards of professional competence and ethics among Dramatherapists and to promote the profession of Dramatherapy through information and advocacy.
SAAD is formally constituted with a Board and a Code of Ethics. The Association has links with a number of organisations, such as The South African National Arts Therapy Organisation (SANATO), The Health Professions Council Of South Africa (HPCSA), University of the Witwatersrand (WITS),The Foundation for the Arts in Trauma (US) and The Sesame Institute (UK), New York University Dramatherapy Programme, British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTh), The University of Roehampton (UK), The Central School of Speech and Drama (UK), National Association of Dramatherapists (NADT, US).
Full Members and Associate Members of SAAD receive annual newsletters which provide information on Dramatherapy, upcoming workshops and events related to the field, as well as articles written by Dramatherapists on their work. To become a member please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form (R250 for Full Members, R150 for Associate Members per year).
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