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Cameron Wade RDT

Cameron Wade, RDT

Expressive Arts Therapist

 

Cameron Wade is a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), arts educator, theatre artist and therapeutic theatre researcher originally from Durham, NC. In 2015, she received her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. While in New York, she also served as a trainer, curriculum developer and US Program Manager for global non-profit, Move This World, where she provided training for PreK-12 students, teachers and administrators in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Atlanta and Washington DC on creative, trauma-informed strategies for cultivating social-emotional wellness in schools.

 

Cameron’s clinical experience includes working as an Expressive Arts Therapist in acute inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient treatment clinics, as a PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) clinician for Ellenhorn, LLC, and in private drama therapy 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 and others. Cameron’s expertise empowers clients to explore creative arts therapy methods including role play, improvisation, scene work, 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 facilitated multiple therapeutic theatre processes centering on Vietnam veterans and other veterans of war and their family members in collaboration with professional theatre artists. Cameron has provided consultation, workshops and therapeutic processing for students, staff and audiences at Playmakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill, Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh and is Drama Therapist in Residence for RhinoLeap Productions in Asheboro, NC. She has published two scholarly articles in the peer-reviewed journal, Drama Therapy Review, highlighting her ongoing research interest in utilizing Therapeutic Theatre processes as a primary approach to treating various experiences of trauma. Cameron is thrilled to be in collaboration with the incredible clinical team at Triangle Wellness and Recovery and enormously grateful to work with courageous and inspiring folks every day.