Dr. Kirsten Meyer

CAMTRU Co-ordinator

Kirsten is a dramatherapist by training and brings with her 18 years of experience as therapist, facilitator and educator in South Africa and Australia. She has worked in clinical, educational and community settings, with a particular interest in group work and the intertwining of the psychological, social and political dimensions of stasis and change. In 2001 she co-founded the Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation in South Africa, with the aim of working collaboratively across arts therapy modalities and with communities. Kirsten completed her PhD in 2017, through Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. She focused on arts active methods, the underlying core dramatherapeutic processes of change and how these might enhance care workers’ capacity to respond to children and young people. She has published a number of peer reviewed chapters and articles relating to her work.