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About us

CDthAN is a community for past and future graduates of the Masters Programme in Drama and Movement Therapy at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; University of London.


The network provides a platform for evolving dialogue around theory and practice. We aim to offer space to share professional news, practice and research that is rooted in the Sesame methodology.


We welcome current students, qualified Sesame Dramatherapists and other professionals from relevant disciplines to attend diverse and varied training opportunities.

CDthAN was launched in 2017 and continues as a Non-Profit network administered by Graduates of the MA.


CDthAN offers members free or low cost CPD opportunities. Keep up-to-date with upcoming events here and position vacancies. If you would like to propose a CPD event or advertise a job opportunity then get in touch and this will be considered by the team.  

Professional News, Practice and Research

If you want to share news about your professional practice or research, let us know and we'll share it with other members of the CDthAN community on our twitter account and emails.


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Meet The Team


Cydney Dunbavin-Hands

Cydney is a co-administrator at CDthAN. She works in London as a Dramatherapist and counsellor, supporting those with addiction and co-dependency issues. Cydney also works with children, helping to manage bereavement and social, emotional and mental health needs. Cydney graduated from Central in 2021 and her practice is HCPC registered.

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Arielle Rostant

Arielle holds a full time position at Hammerson House, Nightingale Hammerson, a recently renovated and reopened elderly care home in north London. There, she is one of two Engagement Leads, working to support the social welfare and mental health of a growing number of residents (currently 50) who have a range of support needs. She specializes in work with residents who are living with advanced dementia and nursing care needs and is trained in Dementia Care Mapping. Arielle graduated from RCSSD in 2021 and is a HCPC registered Arts Therapist.

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Brendan Lucia

Brendan is a co-administrator at CDthAN. He works in London as a Dramatherapist,  supporting children in managing bereavement and trauma, as well as with adults with mental health needs, including anxiety and depression. Brendan is also co-founder of the Storytelling Circle, through which he works as a storyteller, running sessions in care homes and as a tool to bring communities together. Brendan graduated from Central in 2021 and his practice is HCPC registered.

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