Psychologist Roy Shuttleworth has long been considered an expert on Drama Therapy and its many applications.
The Scotsman spoke to psychologist Roy Shuttleworth in relation to Drama Therapy owing to Roy’s extensive expertise in the field.
Building confidence is a key element of the Scottish Youth Theatre’s approach. “Drama is fun for people of all ages and all abilities, and it’s a wonderful way for young people to build their confidence and develop social skills,” says Roy Shuttleworth, a consultant clinical psychologist and the founding chairperson of the British Association of Drama Therapy. “The skills that you pick up through drama can be applied to so many aspects of life, from speaking in front of an audience to memorising information or working as a team. It’s a great tool to help young people feel comfortable with themselves.”
Roy has also been referenced and cited in Dramatherapy: Theory and Practice, Dramatherapy in a Professional training Group, and Therapeutic Voicework: Principles and Practice for the Use of Singing as a Therapy.