2nd International Conference of Dramatherapy & Playtherapy

Robert J. Landy

Professor Emeritus, New York University

Robert J. Landy, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the profession of Drama Therapy. He developed the first Master’s degree program in Drama Therapy in the US at New York University, where was also a Professor of Educational Theatre and Applied Psychology. A prolific researcher and author of 12 books and more than 100 scholarly articles, he lectures and trains professionals internationally. As a drama therapist, Professor Landy has more than 40 years of clinical experience treating children, adults and elders with a wide range of psychiatric, cognitive and adjustment challenges. He has worked in many institutional and community settings including hospitals, schools, prisons and refugee camps. Alongside his academic career, Professor Landy has been a  prolific artist. As a composer, he has written songs for albums, musical theatre, and cabaret. As a creative writer, he has published and produced numerous plays, stories and poems. As a theatre artist, he has directed and acted in multiple plays over a distinguished career of 50 years. As a visual artist, he has had many exhibitions of photography, most recently at the Cheng Contemporary Art Gallery in the 798 District in Beijing, China.