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Saturday, May 18th from 9:00a-11:30a, TaborSpace


Saturday, June 8th from 9:00-11:30a, TaborSpace

**July + August Summer Break


Saturday, September 28th from 9:00-11:30a, TaborSpace

The Institute
Training Institute 2024/25

Cultivate freedom to explore ways of being in the world, and with others.

The DvT PDX Training Institute is a continuing education program for all healers, creators, educators, and change makers. Build skills to navigate this ever changing, highly unstable planet. We'll prepare you to better support others to do the same.

If you're ready to join us, register now. If you're looking to know more, email us.

DvT PDX Training Institute (In Person)


DvT PDX is a training institute in one of the silliest methods of drama therapy. Developmental Transformations is a highly potent, deeply impactful method which can be used in a multitude of therapeutic and healing settings. Based in rigorous theoretical principles, philosophy, and movement practices, DvT utilizes one’s entire body and mind to inspire change and healing.


Developmental Transformations (DvT) is a playful, embodied method that increases spontaneity and creativity, mindfulness, and one's ability to relate with others. DvT is based on the principle that all life is unstable. Instead of trying to create a false impression of stability, we practice embracing the instability of being. DvT can be used for both therapeutic and life practice purposes. Read more about Developmental Transformations here.


Your training faculty, Rebecca Davis and Steph Bayne, are both highly experienced trauma therapists who at some point have specialized in working with system-affective youth and their families.


Institute Requirements:

The Institute will be held every other month in person.  Saturday mornings are be open to the public and are a chance to practice group and individual play and connect to a playful community.  Saturday afternoons and Friday evenings offer skills practice, lecture and discussion, and advanced practice for those in pursuing DvT training with the eventual goal of becoming a practitioner and institute graduate. 


Alternate months we play as a community group, with an opportunity to debrief.

Group supervision and theory discussion take place for 3 hours on the 1st Wednesday of each month and is included in the cost of training.


Upon completion of the Level One training, students will be eligible to begin Level Two training, and work towards full certification in Developmental Transformations.  Level One typically takes students 1.5 years to complete. All Levels are proficiency-based.


Level One requirements include:

-Attendance at the equivalent of at least 8 training weekends

-passing the Level One test

-completing two papers on individual and group DvT practice

-demonstrated proficiency in group and individual DvT

-conducting a minimum of twenty sessions each of individual and group DvT (can be done in a variety of settings)

-DvT supervision of individual and group work**

*cost of supervision is not included in Level One training cost*


Students considering Level One are highly encouraged to attend Saturday morning playdates to meet us and get acquainted with DvT practice.

2024-25 Play/Training Dates


September 27 + 28, 2024**                                 January 24 + 25, 2025**                       May 16 + 17, 2025**

Friday 7:00p-9:00p                                                Friday 7:00p-9:00p                               Friday 7:00p-9:00p

Saturday 9:00a-5:30p                                            Saturday 9:00a-5:30p                           Saturday 9:00a-5:30p


October 19, 2024                                                  February 15, 2025                                June 14, 2025

Saturday 9:00a-12:00p                                          Saturday 9:00a-12:00p                        Saturday 9:00a-12:00p



November 15 + 16, 2024**                                  March 14 + 15, 2025**                            

Friday 7:00p-9:00p                                                Friday 7:00p-9:00p

Saturday 9:00a-5:30p                                            Saturday 9:00a-5:30p   


December 14, 2024                                               April 19, 2025

Saturday 9:00a-12:00p                                          Saturday 9:00a-12:00p



Group Supervision Dates:

Wednesday September 4th, 6:00-9:00p      Wednesday January 8th, 6:00-9:00p         Wednesday May 7th, 6:00-9:00p

Wednesday October 2nd, 6:00-9:00p          Wednesday February 5th, 6:00-9:00p       Wednesday June 4th, 6:00-9:00p

Wednesday November 6th, 6:00-9:00p       Wednesday March 5th, 6:00-9:00p 

Wednesday December 4th, 6:00-9:00p       Wednesday April 2nd, 6:00-9:00p                       

**Stars indicate a payment weekend

Total Yearly Cost: $1750

Payment accepted incrementally

$350 due every other training month across 10 months

Deposit of $350 due at registration (cost of the first month)

Be aware- the cost of training is required whether or not you attend each weekend

Your acceptance into the training is your financial commitment to the institute

(This expectation is maintained across professional training programs)


Please reach out to the faculty if finances are a barrier.

Reparations model, BIPOC Discount available upon request

CEUs Potentially Available through NASW Oregon

***In process

Safety Precautions

DvT is an embodied, highly physical method that involves touch and at times, close proximity to others.  It is of the utmost importance to us that we are able to practice safely and responsibly.  At this time we are requiring participants for in-person training be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Masks may be required as well, depending on current public health guidelines.

Training Therapy
Training Therapy and Supervision

All of the co-founders of DvT PDX provide DvT Supervision and Training Therapy.



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