Professional Practice

As a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), Peyton helps individuals grow and heal through drama therapy by developing new roles and behaviors. He actively intertwines psychology with theatre, allowing participants to see and understand their real-life struggles in a new way – making discoveries through their own experience and experimentation.

Education:

  • MA in Drama Therapy • Kansas State University • Manhattan, KS • 2017
  • BA in Theatre and Film • Southern Methodist University • Dallas, TX • 2001

Select Clients:

  • Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Woodlands, TX
  • AD Players, Arts for All, Houston, TX
  • Home Place of Texas in conjunction with A.D. Players, Arts for All, Houston, TX
  • The River/Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), Houston, TX
  • The Tuttle School at Briarwood, Houston, TX
  • Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS), Houston, TX
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Houston, TX
  • Easterseals Arkansas’ Center for Training & Wellness, Little Rock, AR
  • Independent Case Management (ICM), Little Rock, AR
  • Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Burn Unit, Adult Survivor Retreat/Camp Sunshine/Young Adults Retreat (YAR), Little Rock, AR
  • Epilepsy Education and Group Support of Arkansas (E.E.G.S.), Little Rock, AR
  • Pais Project, Arlington, TX

Continued Education & Workshops:

  • Facilitated An Introduction to Drama Therapy session for the FBISD, Medical Science Academy (Sugar Land, TX), 2021
  • Facilitated An Introduction to Drama Therapy session for LPCI’s with the Counseling Center of Montgomery County (Houston, TX), 2020
  • AD Players, Sensory Advisors Committee Consultant for Sensory Friendly Performance (Houston, TX), 2020
  • Houston Creative Arts Therapy Week: Improv for Clinicians: Exploring psychological flexibility and embodied trust in relation to Self and Others by Nina Garcia, RDT (Houston, TX), 2020
  • Houston Playback Theatre, Training/Playback Theatre Development facilitated by Jo Salas (Houston, TX), 2020
  • Inclusion Works, a two-day workshop sponsored by Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC) that focused on providing support for schools and faith organizations in their efforts toward meaningful inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities (Little Rock, AR), 2017
  • Co-lead Sociodrama workshop with Dr. Euchay Horsman, University of Arkansas, Little Rock: Drama Therapy: A practical and Creative Way to Practice and Solidify Behavior Change. Presented at Arkansas Counseling Association Conference (Hot Springs, AR), 2016
  • Psychodrama: The Do, Undo, and Redo Approach, a two-day workshop hosted by Mid-South Center for Psychodrama and Sociometry and approved for the Continuing Education Program of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (Tupelo, MS), 2014

Conferences:

  • North American Drama Therapy Association Conference (New York/NY, Virtual), 2021
  • North American Drama Therapy Association Conference (New York/NY, Virtual), 2020
  • Cultural Accessibility Conference, a three-day conference hosted by Art-Reach focusing on current accessibility trends and best practices for the disability community within cultural institutions (Philadelphia, PA/Virtual), 2020
  • North American Drama Therapy Association Central Region Conference, Exploring the Spectrum: Modalities in Embodied Therapies (Austin, TX), 2019
  • North American Drama Therapy Association Conference (Kansas City, MO), 2018
  • Texas Counseling Association Growth Conference (Dallas, TX), 2018
  • Houston Arts Partners Conference (Houston, TX), 2018
  • North American Drama Therapy Association Conference (Seattle, WA), 2016
  • Applied Theatre Conference (Nashville, TN), 2014
  • North American Drama Therapy Association Conference (Yosemite, CA), 2014

Accomplishments:

  • Drama Therapy Fund scholarship to attend the 2018 NADTA Conference (Kansas City, KS), 2018
  • Arkansas Community Service Award presented by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, KARK 4, and the Arkansas Governor’s Office (Little Rock, AR), 2017
  • Drama Therapy Fund scholarship to attend the 2016 NADTA Conference and acceptance of featured art project entitled, “Outside Umbrella: Emotional Struggles/ Under Umbrella: Inner Strengths” (Seattle, WA), 2016
  • Featured in October’s edition of Easterseals of Arkansas’ Stories of Hope (Little Rock, AR), 2015

Memberships:

  • North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Houston Counseling Association (HCA)
  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA)

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