What's What/Who's Who
We created this podcast for you, a clinician looking for inspiration and information from colleagues in the field. Our mission is to present content relevant to the practice of Drama Therapy, with the intention of keeping the community connected and informed. We found the medium and practice of podcasting to be a perfect fit for our goals.
What you’ll notice is that we ask listeners to purchase episodes – something nearly no other podcast does. Why? Because first, we believe our product has value; we believe the listener has something to gain professionally from our content. Equally, we believe the guests we ask to come on our show and voluntarily offer their experience, wisdom, and personal information to the professional public deserves to be acknowledged and validated for their contribution to the field of practice.
Currently, we find the best model to bring our episodes to you is through a third-party service, Patreon, where you can subscribe to Drama Therapy Radio for as little as $2 a month, and receive every episode we post. We believe Drama Therapy Radio is a perfect tool for you to hear how practitioners around the world are doing their work, in real time – and you can listen in your pajamas!
Jon DeAngelis, LCAT, CP, RDT (Host)
When I completed my training several years ago I felt I knew only a portion of what I needed to know to be a good clinician. Even with good supervision and working in a supportive facility, I still thought I would learn the most by learning what my colleagues were doing, and how they were doing it. Since conferences are always helpful but are often infrequent - and before you know it they're over - I realized that podcast technology might be an ideal medium for connecting professionals in the field in a real and personal way. And so was born Drama Therapy Radio. I hope this project contributes to your professional growth and knowledge, and the enrichment and satisfaction of your practice – like I know it contributes to mine.
Jessica Elwart, LCAT, RDT (Host)
When I was little my dad won a big radio from his company Christmas party. I used it to “play radio” whenever I could. I would put on old records that were lying around and some of his old tapes and created a radio show. When podcasts came about it was a no-brainer for me to make one! My goal is to use my natural curiosity to talk with our colleagues and bring their work to you. I hope that through listening to these stories, you become inspired by what your fellow clinicians are doing and that you would be willing to share your story with us too.
Ramón Guitart, LPCC, P-RDT (Host)
Ramon Guitart is a drama therapist, actor, director, radio interviewer, and host. Currently working in a pediatric hospital in Denver. Ramon works with children dealing with eating disorders and other psychiatric conditions. He worked for many years with the Latino community in Philadelphia and California and wrote and directed “The Latinx Experience” – a play about visibility, social justice, and immigration, performed at the 2019 NADTA Conference. During his time on Drama therapy radio, he has been passionate about interviewing BIPOC and international Drama therapists.