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Nisha Sajnani

Associate Professor of Drama Therapy

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    Research Output 2003 2019

    2019

    Collaborative discourse analysis on the use of drama therapy to treat trauma in schools

    Sajnani, N., Mayor, C., Burch, D., Feldman, D., Davis, C., Kelly, J., Landis, H. & McAdam, L., Apr 1 2019, In : Drama Therapy Review. 5, 1, p. 27-47 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Psychodrama
    Metaphor
    Wounds and Injuries
    Esthetics
    Safety

    Creative arts interventions to address depression in older adults: A systematic review of outcomes, processes, and mechanisms

    Dunphy, K., Baker, F. A., Dumaresq, E., Carroll-Haskins, K., Eickholt, J., Ercole, M., Kaimal, G., Meyer, K., Sajnani, N., Shamir, O. Y. & Wosch, T., Jan 8 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, JAN, 2655.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Art
    Depression
    Dancing
    Drama
    Music

    Make art (not) after war: The role of the creative arts therapies in the treatment of trauma

    Sajnani, N., Feb 1 2019, In : Arts in Psychotherapy. 62, p. 5-6 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Art Therapy
    Art
    Wounds and Injuries
    Therapeutics
    Warfare

    The critical turn towards evidence in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., Jan 1 2019, In : Drama Therapy Review. 5, 2, p. 169-171 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Psychodrama
    Drama
    Therapy
    2017

    Advancing theory and technique in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., 2017, In : Drama Therapy Review. 3, 2, p. 161-163

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    An experiential framework and approach to teaching cultural response/ability

    Sajnani, N. & Dokter, D., 2017, Cultural landscapes in the arts therapies. Houghham, R., Pitruzella, S. & Scoble, S. (eds.). UK: University of Plymouth Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Collaborative discourse analysis on the use of drama therapy to treat depression in adults

    Sajnani, N. & al., E., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Arts therapies in the treatment of depression. Zubala, A. & Karkou, V. (eds.). London, UK: Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Critical perspectives in the arts therapies: Response/ability across a continuum of practice

    Sajnani, N., Marxen, E. & Zarate, R., Jul 1 2017, In : Arts in Psychotherapy. 54, p. 28-37 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Art Therapy
    Aptitude
    Psychodrama
    Music Therapy
    Social Justice

    Drama therapy: Past, present, future

    Landy, R. J., Sajnani, N. & Hodermarska, M., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Whole person healthcare: Arts and health. Serlin, I. (ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Home and its double: A festschrift in honour of Robert J. Landy

    Sajnani, N., 2017, In : Drama Therapy Review. 3, 1, p. 3-6

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Relational aesthetics in the performance of personal story

    Sajnani, N., 2017, Autobiographical, self-revelatory, and auto-ethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre. Pendzik, S., Emunah, R. & Johnson, D. R. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Three arts based researchers walk into a forum: A conversation on the opportunities and challenges in embodied and performed research

    Sajnani, N., Salvatore, J. & Sallis, R., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Drama research methods, provocations of practice. Duffy, P., Hatton, C. & Sallis, R. (eds.). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    We must redouble efforts to care for refugees amid uncertainty

    Sajnani, N., Mar 2 2017, Boston University School of Public Health News.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationEditorial

    2016

    Borderlands: Diversity and coexistence in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., 2016, In : Drama Therapy Review. 2, 1, p. 3-6

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Drama therapists attitudes and actions regarding LGBTQ and gender non-conforming (GNC) communities

    Sajnani, N. & al., E., 2016, In : Drama Therapy Review. 2, 1, p. 16-24

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Girls action network: Reflecting on systems change through the politics of place

    Fraser, T., Sajnani, N., Louw, A. & Austin, S., Jan 15 2016, Girlhood and the Politics of Place. Berghahn Books

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    How acting as-if makes a dramatic difference

    Sajnani, N., 2016, In : Drama Therapy Review. 2, 2, p. 3-5

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    On being home

    Sajnani, N., 2016, Home: An imagined landscape. Agosin, M. (ed.). Tunbridge, UK: Solis

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Toward a critical aesthetic paradigm in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., 2016, International handbook of dramatherapy. Holmwood, C. & Jennings, S. (eds.). London: Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    2015

    Action-in- reflection: An argument for arts-based practice as research in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., 2015, Dimensions of reflection in the arts therapies. Houghham, R., Pitruzella, S. & Scoble, S. (eds.). EU: European Consortium of Creative Arts Therapies Educators

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    As performance: Ethical and aesthetic considerations for therapeutic theater

    Sajnani, N. & al., E., 2015, In : Drama Therapy Review. 1, 2, p. 173-186

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Developmental transformations and social justice

    Sajnani, N. & Johnson, D. R., 2015, In : A Chest of Broken Toys: Journal of Developmental Transformations. 1, p. 58-70

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    On the presence of thoughtful action in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., 2015, In : Drama Therapy Review. 1, 2, p. 111-114

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    The Living Histories Ensemble: Sharing authority through play, storytelling, and performance in the aftermath of violence

    Sajnani, N. & al., E., 2015, Creating together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts practices and scholarship across Canada. Conrad, D. & Sinner, A. (eds.). Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    2014

    Animating learning by integrating and validating experience

    Sajnani, N. & al., E., 2014, Trauma informed drama therapy: Transforming clinics, classrooms, and communities. Sajnani, N. & Johnson, D. R. (eds.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    The role of drama therapy in trauma treatment

    Johnson, D. R. & Sajnani, N., 2014, Trauma informed drama therapy: Transforming clinics, classrooms, and communities. Sajnani, N. & Johnson, D. R. (eds.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    The state of the art of trauma informed drama therapy

    Johnson, D. R. & Sajnani, N., 2014, Trauma informed drama therapy: Transforming clinics, classrooms, and communities. Sajnani, N. & Johnson, D. R. (eds.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Towards an open conversation in drama therapy

    Sajnani, N., 2014, In : Drama Therapy Review. 1, 1, p. 3-6

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Trauma-centered Developmental Transformations as exposure treatment for young children

    Pitre, R., Sajnani, N. & Johnson, D. R., 2014, In : Drama Therapy Review. 1, 1, p. 41-54

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Trauma-informed drama therapy: Transforming clinics, classrooms, and communities

    Sajnani, N. & Johnson, D. R., 2014, Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    2013
    Psychodrama
    Therapeutic Human Experimentation
    Feminism
    Cultural Anthropology
    Insurance Benefits

    Turning together: Playback theatre, oral history, and arts-based research in the Montreal life stories project

    Sajnani, N. & al., E., 2013, Remembering war, genocide and other human rights violations: New media and the arts. Little, E., Duong, R. & High, S. (eds.). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Improvisation and art-based research

    Sajnani, N., 2012, In : Journal of Applied Arts and Health. 3, 1, p. 79-87

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Response/ability: Imagining a critical race feminist paradigm for the creative arts therapies

    Sajnani, N., Jul 2012, In : Arts in Psychotherapy. 39, 3, p. 186-191 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Art Therapy
    Aptitude
    Art
    Psychotherapy

    The creative arts therapies and social justice: A conversation between the editors of this special issue

    Sajnani, N. & Kaplan, F. F., Jul 2012, In : Arts in Psychotherapy. 39, 3, p. 165-167 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Playback theatre and social change: What’s at stake relative to diversity and anti-oppression

    Sajnani, N., 2011, Affirming collaboration: Community and humanist activist art in Québec and elsewhere. Neumark, D. & Chagnon, J. (eds.). Montreal, QC: Levier

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    The bridge: Toward relational aesthetic inquiry in the montreal life stories project

    Sajnani, N., Linds, W., Ndejuru, L. & Wong, A., Sep 2011, In : Canadian Theatre Review. 148, p. 18-24 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Montreal
    Life Story
    Relational Aesthetics
    2010

    Mind the gap: Facilitating transformative witnessing amongst audiences

    Sajnani, N., 2010, Drama as therapy: Clinical work and research into practice. Jones, P. (ed.). London, UK: Routledge, p. 189-207

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    2009

    Theatre of the oppressed: Drama therapy as cultural dialogue

    Sajnani, N., 2009, Current approaches in drama therapy. Johnson, D. R. & Emunah, R. (eds.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, p. 461-482

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    2004
    2003