Liz works with adults and children of all abilities.
Liz Gleeson is a Dramatherapist qualified since 2004 and with over fourteen years experience participating in the Creative Arts Therapies. Liz has been facilitating groups since 2001 and is experienced and professional in her approach. She has brought dramatherapy to a variety of community groups including work with the elderly, primary schools, adults with mental health issues and children with special needs. Her work has brought her as far away as Chennai, India where she worked with 16 young people in an orphanage for children with special needs. Liz is currently a teacher/therapist in training with Open Floor International and offers practice classes at Luisne.
Liz regularly taught on the MA Dramatherapy programme in NUI Maynooth, as tutor and as Playback Theatre facilitator after graduating with first class honours in 2004. She also developed and delivered a module for the Social Care Degree programme in IT Tallaght: ‘Creative Approaches to Social Care’ from 2008 – 2010.
In 2004, Liz founded Croi Playback Theatre group and together from ’04 to ’11, the group performed for communities and organisations nationwide, including two performances at the All Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone. Liz has trained in Playback Theatre with co-founders Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas in the US , the UK and she organises Playback training here in Ireland. Liz facilitated regular creative dance and movement groups called SunDance and Barefoot Boogie, in Dublin from 2001 – 2008. She has participated in hundreds of hours of 5 Rhythms dance practice over the past decade and beyond.
Liz Gleeson has full professional insurance and is a member of IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapies) and a member of IMTA (International Movement Teachers Association). She runs a variety of dramatherapy groups in the Wicklow area and attends regular professional supervision as well as ongoing continuing professional development. Liz abides by the iacat code of ethics and can work comfortably through English, Spanish or French