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SDPA CE Event - Therapy Quest

  • 02/17/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • SDPA Office


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Presented by Janina Scarlet, Ph.D.

This course will demonstrate how to incorporate popular culture and interactive board games into evidence-based therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in treating a variety of mental health disorders, such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Given the wide board game applicability, The Therapy Quest approach will demonstrate how therapists can help clients better understand and process their own experiences and promote behavioral changes. In addition, due to the interactive nature of board games, this course will also feature examples of how games can be used in therapy to foster rapport and emotion processing. Due to the fact that this is a novel approach, the empirical evidence related to its effectiveness is limited. This workshop will present the existing research, the questions which remain to be answered, as well as provide specific examples and skills in incorporating games and popular culture in therapy. 

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to

1. Describe and discuss the concept of Game-based therapy (Therapy Quest)

2. Demonstrate how to incorporate gaming examples into treatment

3. Analyze which game interventions might be most suitable for a specific client

4. Create a treatment plan using the Therapy Quest  model

Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is highly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be charged 50% of the course fee.

There is no conflict of interest with the Speaker on this course.

Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a scientist, and a full-time geek. A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She has written multiple publications on this topic and has given talks both within the US and internationally. 


American Psychological Association

The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LFMT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board  to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 

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