Come and learn what Dungeons and Dragons is about. Learn the origins of the game, how it is played and why D&D can be a powerful tool. Register Here
About this Event
This is an APA certified training for CEUs. Come be trained on #geektherapy and working with Dungeons and Dragons in your practice by a leading expert while obtaining CEs for your license! This Event Meets 1 Hour of the Geek Culture Competency Certificate Program.
By using D&D in a therapy session, it takes therapeutic roleplay to a new and creative level. Instead of imitating a regular conversation, clients get immersed into quests and are able to flourish in the game setting. Regular social situations often have much higher perceived stakes for “failing,” and often lead to increased pressure or anxiety. However, using D&D can provide carefully crafted, slower-paced, and highly monitored scenarios to offer socialization practice in easier-to-digest bites.
1. Participants will learn about the three pillars of play in Dungeons and Dragons and how it integrates into therapeutic practice.
2. Participants will evaluate how to use Dungeons and Dragons in clinical settings.
Leyline is an approved APA co-sponsor through The Telos Project (the primary sponsor) for the CE credit(s). The Telos Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing educational for psychologists. The Telos Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Dr. Megan Connell is a board-certified clinical psychologist whose practice encompasses a wide variety of topics and approaches. Her innovated work with girls, geeks and games has garnered her national attention, particularly for her work in applied role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. She co-developed applied, therapeutic role-playing games training curriculum for mental health professionals. Dr. Connell has appeared on Geek and Sundry to talk about the interface of gaming and psychology, regularly speaks at major gaming conventions nationally, and she writes, directs, and produces the YouTube series Psychology at the Table, as well as the live play Dungeons & Dragons game Clinical Roll. She is active on Twitter as @MeganPsyD.
Continuing Education Credits:
Psychologists: The Telos Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in the United States and Canada. The Telos Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 80% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.
Counselors: APA-approved courses, including those offered by The Telos Project, are approved for some or all of your continuing education requirements if you are licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. If you are licensed in a state not listed above, please check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 80% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.
Other Professions: This activity qualifies for the specified number of hours of instructional content as required by many licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board or organization for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 80% or better is require