Dr Sue Jennings (above), a pioneer of Dramatherapy in the UK and Europe, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Education at HELP University.
Dramatherapy is the use of drama and/or theater techniques to achieve therapeutic goals. It is a tool for promoting mental health and achieving personal growth. By telling their stories, expressing feelings, setting goals and solving problems, dramatherapy participants are enabled to achieve catharsis.
It is used in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, mental health centers, prisons and businesses.
At HELP, Prof Jennings will develop a training program in Play Therapy in the Department of Early Childhood Education and conduct workshops in her specialism Neuro-Dramatic Play. She will also develop a Postgraduate Diploma in Performing Arts.
Prof Jennings’ background is in theatre and therapy. She has been a professional performer as well as a Play and Dramatherapist. She has published many books about her work and her specialism. She is a social anthropologist by training, and she conducted her doctoral research on the Orang Asli community in Kelantan.
We bid Sue a warm welcome to HELP.