Marie-Emilie Louis


The Canadian Counselling  and Psychotherapy Association.

National Association of Drama-Therapists of Canada and the United States of America..




Masters in Drama Therapy from Concorida University (Montreal)---------------------------------------------------------------------------2008-2010 

Dramatherapy uses theatre as a therapeutic tool.

Research Project : From the meeting of the clown to the meeting of the self :

An exploratory case study of a group of incarcerated women within drama therapy sessions.  

Ongoing training in Developmental Transformation, DvT  (Montreal)------------------------------------------------------------------------2010-2011
A method of embodied therapy developed by D. R. Johnson that uses improvisation, mouvement

and spontaneaous play as a tool of healing and discovery and change in oneself.

Trainings in clown techniques. (Montreal  and Belgium)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008-2002

Diploma in coordination and animation (CEMEA, Belgium)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2006-2004

Bachelors in Psychopedagogy and Phsychomotricity ( Belgium)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------2002-1999

Theatre animation training (CFA, Belgium)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2000

Diploma for Summer camp counsellor training  (CEMEA, Belgium)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------2000






Coordonateur of the psychosocial service at the Woemn's Centre of Montréal-----------------------------------------------------------2014

Facilitator for young girls at the Women's Y---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012-2014

Creative Expressions Facilitator for the association Arts and Stories (Montreal)---------------------------------------------------------2010-2011

Facilitator and animator for creative art processes  and stories  taught to new immigrant students in elementary schools                                               who have difficulties in learning and social integration.

Mediator, Interventionist and Psychosocial Animator of an art workshop for woman in difficult situations (Montreal)----2010-2011 Interventionist and active mediator for the women in who are living or are in difficult situations such                                                                                   as family and marital violence, mental health issues, alcohol abuse and drug        dependence.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Also co-animating  art workshops using tools of dramatherapy during creative expressive painting.

Actrice and Animator of the Playback theatre company Senscène (Montreal)--------------------------------------------------------------2010-2011

Assistant Director of the play done by the Centre for the Arts in Human Development. (Montreal)---------------------------------------2010

Helped create an environmental play with adults with developmental disabilities.

Dramatherapy Stage Placement at Tanguay, a provincial  prison for women (Montreal)----------------------------------------------2009-2010
Facilitated therapeutic expression theatre workshops  for women who often were abused and who have lived through difficult life conditions..

Specialized Drama and Music Animator at MAB-Mackay Centre Camp (Magog).-----------------------------------------------------------------2009

Specialized animator for people living with developmental disabilities, both physical and mental from ages 5 to 60. Also responsible for the creation and supervision of camp  theme days and activities.

Stage placement in Dramatherapy at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development (Montreal)---------------------------------2009-2008

Assistant  for  music and dance therapy for adults with mental disabilities, as well as animate a group of 10 participants in dramatherapy.

Educator for daycare and afterschool program (Montreal)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008

Specialized educator  in an alternative school in Montreal teaching children  independence and creativity in an elementary school setting. Animated activities such as theatre, clown workshops and arts and crafts.

Educator in a refugee centre (Belgium)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007

Educated and created theatre and art workshops for children, adolescents and adults of the Centre.

Hospital Clown (Belgium)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007-2006

Juggled, sculpted balloons and did improvisation in the Hospital.

Activity Animator in a youth home (Belgium)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2006

Youth animator for ages 12 to 21.

Coordinator and Animator for  l’association à but non lucratif : Les petits débrouillards (Belgium)------------------------------2005-2003

Supervise a team of animators and coordinate successful animations in different settings.

Practicum at the Psychiatric Centre Sanatia (Belgium)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2002-2001

Creation of theatre workshops for people with mental illness.



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