Writing and presentations

Below is a list of what I have published and of the presentations I have made in various contexts:

Book chapters

Jacques, J-F (2017), In Search of an Other: Otherness and Meaning in Performance. A Dramatherapy Perspective. In: R. Hougham, S. Pitruzzella and S. Scobble (eds), Cultural Landscapes in the Arts Therapies. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Press

ECArTE book

Jacques, J-F (2017), A Relational Approach to Trauma, Memory, Mourning and Recognition through Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman. In: L. Auestad (ed.), Shared Trauma, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning. London: Karnac


Jacques, J-F (2016), Intersubjectivity in Autobiographical Performance in Dramatherapy. In: S. Pendzik, R. Emunah and R. D. Johnson (eds), The Self in Performance: Autobiographical, Self-Revelatory, and Autoethnographic Forms of Therapeutic Theatre. London: Palgrave McMillan



Peer-reviewed article

The Impact of A Theatre Performance on Mental Health Service Delivery in the Context of User Involvement. Dramatherapy, Vol.33, No.2, 2011, 87-100. Accessible through ResearchGate

Doctoral thesis

Jacques, J-F (2019) Co-creation of meaning in autobiographical performance in dramatherapy. Doctoral thesis, Anglia Ruskin University. Accessible here

Book reviews

Book Review ‘It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells’. Dramatherapy, Vol.40, No.2, August 2019

Book Review ‘Art Therapy and Social Action’. Dramatherapy, Vol.29, No.1, Spring 2007


Creative Play in Therapy and Mental Health. Mental Health Nursing, April / May 2019 (co-written with Nick Lloyd). Available here

The Politics of Psychotherapy. Asylum, Vol.19, No.3, Autumn 2012

The Fragmented Dramatherapist. The Prompt: The Magazine of the British Association of Dramatherapists, Autumn 2008

Acting for Change. MindNews, November / December 2007

Dramatherapy and Service User Involvement in Mental Health Services (Part 2). The Prompt: The Magazine of the British Association of Dramatherapists, Autumn 2006

Dramatherapy and Service User Involvement in Mental Health Services. The Prompt: The Magazine of the British Association of Dramatherapists, Summer 2006

Le Théâtre de l’Opprimé: Le Récit d’une Expérience avec Augusto Boal, Fondateur du Théâtre de l’Opprimé. Alternative Libertaire, No. 216, avril 1999 (in French)

Short story and poetry

Aphorismes. Le Spantole, no. 312, 42e année, troisième trimestre 1998 (in French)

Une Irrésistible Envie de Dormir. Archipel: Cahier International de Littérature, Vol. 10, 1997 (in French)




‘The Forgotten Joy of Play and Playfulness’ [PechaKucha presentation]. The Place Theatre. Bedford. November 2019

‘Identification, Catharsis and Aesthetic Distance in the Performance of Lived Experience’, [Conference paper]. 15th International Arts Therapies Conference, ECArTE. Alcalá de Henares, Spain. September 2019

‘Trauma and Embodiment’ [training], Arts Therapies CPD programme. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Hatfield. March 2019

‘Playing with Power’ [workshop]. Community Psychology Festival ‘I Am Because We Are’. The British Psychological Society, Hertford. September 2018

‘Co-Creation of Meaning in Autobiographical Performance in Dramatherapy’ [Poster presentation]. Research Conference. Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. July 2018

”Last Tapes’: Performance as Reflective Practice in Dramatherapy Research’ [Reflective performance]. Symposium on Practice as Research in the Performing Arts. University of Bedfordshire, Bedford. June 2018

‘What Role for Community Theatre in Our Local Community?’ [Long Table]. The Place Theatre. Bedford. May 2018

‘An Arts-Based and Relational Phenomenological Research Investigating the Production of Meaning in Autobiographical Performance in Dramatherapy’ [Conference paper]. 14th International Arts Therapies Conference, ECArTE. Krakow, Poland. September 2017

‘Between the Stage and the World Stage: Being a Dramatherapist in Times of Darkness’ [Workshop]. 3rd Annual Conference of the European Federation of Dramatherapy. Ghent, Belgium. April 2017

‘Autobiographical Dialogue in Performance’ [Conference paper]. Winter Conference of the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group. London. December 2016

‘Autobiographical Theatre Research’ [Lecture]. Dramatherapy Department, Anglia Ruskin University. Cambridge. April 2016

‘Six Characters in Search of an Audience: the Role and Function of the Audience in Dramatherapy’ [Workshop]. 13th European Arts Therapies Conference, ECArTE. Palermo, Sicily. September 2015

‘Intersubjectivity and Metaxis in Performance in Dramatherapy’ [Workshop]. British Association of Dramatherapists Annual Conference. Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. September 2015

‘Seeing Oneself Through the Eye of the Other: the Role of the Witness in the Production of Meaning in Autobiographical Performance’ [Conference paper]. British Association of Dramatherapists Annual Conference. University of Surrey. September 2014

‘Autobiographical Performance and Intertextuality’ [Workshop]. British Association of Dramatherapists Annual Conference. University of Hull, Scarborough. September 2012

‘A Relational Approach to Trauma, Mourning, Memory and Recognition through ‘Death ans the Maiden’ by Ariel Dorfman’ [Conference paper]. Winter symposium Psychoanalysis and Politics. Stockholm, Sweden. 2012

‘Public Creative Space: Interplay between Therapy, Politics and Theatre’ [Conference paper]. International summer symposium Psychoanalysis and Politics. Nordic Summer University, Falsterbo, Sweden. 2011

‘The Actor, The Playwright, The Director and The Witness: Interchangeable Roles in the Therapeutic Relationship. A Dramatherapy Perspective on Recovery’ [Workshop]. Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Allied Health Professions Conference. Stevenage. 2011

‘Legislative Theatre: A Celebration of The Work of Augusto Boal’ [CPD workshop]. British Association of Dramatherapists. London. 2009

‘The Sense of Belonging for the Dramatherapist within a European Framework’ [Workshop]. Dramatherapy in Europe Exchange Project (DEEP) and Società Professionale Italiana Drammaterapia (SPID). Milan, Italy. 2009

‘The Political Body of the Dramatherapist and the Client’ [Workshop]. British Association of Dramatherapists Annual Conference. University of York. September 2007

‘Meaningful Involvement of Service Users in Care’ [Interactive performance workshop]. Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Nursing Conference. London. 2007

‘Call for Rescue’ [Interactive performance]. Mental Health in the Asian Community of Harrow Conference. London. 2007