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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