Cameron Wade

Cameron Wade

Cameron Wade

Drama Therapist
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Cameron Wade, MA, RDT is an adjunct professor in the department of counseling psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, a trauma and embodiment researcher and creative and expressive arts therapist in private practice. Currently pursuing a PhD in Depth Psychology, she is credentialed as a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) by the North American Drama Therapy Association, with a background as an educator, artist, trainer and creative consultant. Originally from Durham, NC, Cameron received her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy from New York University and has been working with people across the US for over a decade toward their goals for healing, growth and change.

Cameron’s clinical experience includes serving as a Creative/Expressive Arts Therapist on inpatient psychiatric units with individuals with severe and and persistent mental illnesses, in individual and group outpatient treatment with folks recovering from trauma, disordered eating and addiction to substances, as a primary and admissions clinician for one of the nation’s premiere PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) programs, and in private practice. Cameron has worked with young people, adults, partnerships and groups to help folks reach their psychotherapeutic goals through a variety of creative modalities with an emphasis on healing in and through authentic relationship to Self, Spirit, Land and Community. Cameron’s expertise empowers clients to explore both traditional talk therapy methods (with training in Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Mentalization, Jungian Somatics and Dreamwork) and creative arts therapy methods including role play, improvisation, psychodrama, movement, music and visual art making, storytelling, expressive writing, therapeutic performance and other creative interventions with opportunities for verbal processing and integration, to help people create and practice the changes they want to see in their lives.

Additionally, Cameron has provided clinical consultation for professional theatre companies and facilitated post-performance processing for actors and audience members on the 2017 Off-Broadway production of Occupied Territories by Mollye Maxner and Nancy Bannon. She has facilitated multiple therapeutic workshops centering Vietnam and other veterans of war and their family members in collaboration with professional theatre artists. Cameron has provided consultation, playshops and therapeutic processing for students, staff and audiences at Playmakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill, Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh and served as Drama Therapist in Residence for RhinoLeap Productions in Asheboro, NC. Cameron has published two scholarly articles in the Drama Therapy Review, highlighting her ongoing research interest in utilizing therapeutic performance as a primary approach to treating various experiences of trauma.

Today Cameron specializes in co-creating holistic partnerships with clients along their healing journeys, especially those in recovery from complex traumatic experiences. She believes in the intrinsic inalterability of each person’s Wholeness of Being and is devoted to helping folks access the recovery, renewal, joy and belonging that are sacred rights for all people.