Jason D. Butler - Training Director
Jason is a Registered Drama Therapist, Board Certified Trainer and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. He is currently President of the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). Jason holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Concordia university as well as an MA in Drama Therapy from New York University, an MA in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the Institute for Developmental Transformations. Jason is the Training Director for DvT Montreal, a satellite of the Institute for Developmental Transformation and he also has a Montreal-based private practice. He is an Assistant Professor at Concordia in the Creative Arts Therapies Department and an adjunct professor at Lesley University. Before moving to Montreal, Jason was the director of The Other Place, a psychosocial program for homelessness and mental illness in New York City. While there he was an adjunct professor at NYU in the Drama Therapy Program and maintained a private practice. He served for four years as the Communications Chair for the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). Prior to becoming a drama therapist Jason taught high school theatre at Granger High School in West Valley City, Utah.
Mira Rozenberg - Faculty
Mira, MA, RDT/BCT, is a registered drama therapist and DvT therapist in private practice Montreal. She is a graduate of the DvT institute and part of the training faculty for DvT Montreal. She is also a yoga instructor and Thai yoga massage therapist. Mira currently teaches in the Creative Arts Therapies (drama therapy) department at Concordia University.
Marie-Emilie Louis - Faculty
Marie-Emilie is from Belgium, Brussels, and has been doing theatre since she was a teenager. She holds a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Drama Therapy. She has been passionate about working with women and helping them express themselves in various community settings such as prisons, shelters, and women’s centres. She works with multiple populations including new immigrants, children who have experienced PTSD and with behavioral issues, and also women survivors of incest. She has been offering group and individual drama therapy and DvT since 2011.
Marie-Emilie was one of the first students to join the DvT Montreal Institute when it was created in 2010. She is now part of the DvT Montreal faculty and utilizes the DvT approach with any population she works with. She advocates strongly for bringing DvT to the French community of Montreal and in other french countries.
Stephen Legari - Faculty
Stephen is a DvT graduate, a Registered Art Therapist, and a professional member of the Association des arts thérapeutes du Québec. While currently pursuing a second Masters in couple and family therapy at McGill University, Stephen holds a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a photography major from Concordia University. Stephen has worked extensively with at-risk youth, addictions recovery, in community art therapy, and more recently with children and their families. In addition to practicing Art Therapy, Stephen has provided individual and group therapy work through the method of Developmental Transformations.
Zuzana Sevcikova - Faculty
Zuzana is a Registered Drama Therapist and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. She holds an MA in Drama Therapy and a BFA with a contemporary dance major from Concordia University in Montreal. She is a graduate of the Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route Program from the Harkness Dance Centre in New York City. She is a graduate of Duncan Centre dance conservatory and a Physiotherapy graduate from a Higher Medical school in Prague, Czech Republic. Zuzana currently works with children in public schools of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, with people living with Parkinson’s disease at Parkinson en Mouvement and also maintains a private practice. She is one of the founding members of the Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada (DMTAC) and since 2012 serves as its Vice-President. Developmental Transformations is an important approach in Zuzana’s both professional and personal life.