CIIS’ Drama Therapy Master’s Program



Theatre has long been recognized for its power to influence attitudes and actions, and effect social change; it also has the power to heal.
For three decades, our Drama Therapy degree program has been exploring how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential.
The degree program—one of few accredited nationwide—integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses in a carefully paced and sequenced curriculum, to train students to become personally and culturally attuned. This degree fulfills requirements for Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensure in California and provides a path for national licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
There’s never been a better time to broaden your career and leverage your craft for good!

Session Highlights:

  • Meet Renée Emunah, trailblazer in the field of drama therapy and Program Chair. Renée is the author of Acting for Real: Drama Therapy Process, Technique, and Performance, a classic in the field, and Current Approaches in Drama Therapy.

  • Hear from current students about their experience of the program.

  • Connect with alumni about how they’re applying their education in the world. 

  • Get your questions answered by faculty members.