Superhero Therapy: Combining Evidence-Based Therapy with Pop Culture Narratives to Heal Clients

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Repeats every week until Wed Apr 24 2019 .
Mar 6 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mar 13 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mar 20 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mar 27 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Apr 3 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Apr 10 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Apr 17 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Apr 24 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
World Region: 
North America
New York
Janina Scarlet, PhD

Superhero stories and characters from fantasy and science fiction worlds have become prominent in American culture. We look to these stories for strength and inspiration in our own everyday lives—especially during times of struggle. This workshop will focus on how to incorporate popular culture and interactive games into evidence-based therapies, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and narrative exposure therapy (NET) to help clients better manage anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other psychological disorders. Join clinical psychologist and international speaker/trainer Dr. Janina Scarlet in exploring Superhero Therapy, and learn how it might help you better help your clients in promoting positive changes.

Janina Scarlet, PhD, will present game-based and pop-culture-based treatment techniques in this workshop. Adult and adolescent clients have been shown to respond to these techniques—superhero and science fiction/fantasy stories contain powerful narratives and characters that many clients can identify with quickly. These narratives and characters offer a new way in to your client’s deepest fears and values. You’ll leave this workshop with the tools to help your clients map their own heroic journey using ACT, CBT, and NET.

After all, even superheroes need help sometimes. 

16 CE/CME Credit Hours Available