Bird, D. and Tozer, K. (2016), ‘ Towards a drama therapy pedagogy: An a/r/tographic study using dramatic improvisation’, Drama Therapy Review, 2(2)
Bird, D. and Tozer, K. (2018) ‘An a/r/tographic exploration of engagement in theatrical performance: what does this mean for the student/teacher relationship’. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
Bird, D. & Tozer, K (2015) Shifting HE Cultures: Exporting Dramatherapy pedagogy and teaching practice to non-arts subject areas, Paper Presentation at the ECArTE (European Consortium for the Arts Therapies in Education) Conference, Palermo
Tozer, K. (2018) Re-thinking uncertainty in higher education using Klein’s concepts of the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions in Taylor, J. Holmwood, C. (Eds.) Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education:
A Therapeutic Arts Approach and its Wider Applications. London: Routledge.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND EXPERIENCE
I am registered as an Arts Therapist (Dramatherapist) with the HCPC Registration no. AS14042
I am also a full member of BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists).
My current role is a Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts at the University of Derby. I am also employed as member of the HCPC's Fitness to Practice panel. As well as my academic and clinical roles, I am also engaged in theatre-making and directing with XYZ Theatre Company.
My clinical experience is in working in both adult and child/adolescent mental health settings working with people experiencing difficulties in their lives. I have particular experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, family relationship difficulties and eating disorders.