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225 W 99th St
New York
New York 10025

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Programs: Creative Alternatives contracts with 17 facilities in the greater New York area and Connecticut providing over 1500 groups annually. Facilities include residential treatment centers for abused children, hospitals, addiction treatment centers, HIV/AIDS clinics, safe shelters for victims of domestic violence, Veterans mental health programs and alternative school programs for at risk and troubled youth. Additionally, Creative Alternatives provides trainings to staff at partner facilities and other facilities in the use of creative arts as a therapeutic tool for treatment.

Since1983 Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) has worked to achieve its missionof bringing healing through the use of creative expression to the mostvulnerable in New York City.CANY has over time developed a model of combining drama and group therapy tocreate an effective creative arts therapy, now providing programs inpartnership with 18 leading social service agencies in the greater New YorkCity area in a wide range of community based settings - mental health centers,residential settings and special schools.

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I came to the Introduction to Drama Therapy and the workshop was great! Not only did I get to see a small sampling of the techniques, but I also got to meet other people that are passionate about their work and incorporating Drama Therapy into their work... more »
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CANY is a wonderful organization of dedicated professionals who show a love and commitment to the work they are doing and provide a unique and effective clinical experience. As the Mental Health Coordinator for a program serving teen mothers, I was very pleased with the way CANY drama therapy gave ... more »
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Attending even a single CANY workshop makes clear the power of using therapeutic theater in a group setting to heal or otherwise benefit myriad populations. The work has been shown to be particularly effective with individuals who have experienced trauma, and children have been among the best ... more »
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