The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview

About this Training

How have role-playing games developed over time? How can role-playing be used to help people psychologically? What is the difference between role-playing as a psychological intervention and a therapeutic leisure activity? What emotional needs are role-playing especially good at addressing? What skills can be trained through play? What is the role of the facilitator in creating a perception of safety the container of a role-playing group? Join us as Sarah Lynne Bowman presents an overview of the potential of role-playing as a therapeutic modality.

The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Participants will describe the history of RPGs.

  • #2

    Participants will list how RPGs can be tools for cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills.

  • #3

    Participants will describe the transformational impacts of role playing.

Instructor(s)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Sarah Lynne Bowman

Sarah Lynne Bowman is a professor, scholar, game designer, and event organizer. An instructor at several institutions including Austin Community College, she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in Radio-TV-Film. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Humanities. Bowman publishes regularly in scholarly and popular media about the transformative power of role-playing. McFarland Press published her dissertation in 2010 as The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems, and Explore Identity. She served as an editor for The Wyrd Con Companion Book from 2012-2015, is a coordinating editor for the International Journal of Role-playing, and is a managing editor for the magazine Nordiclarp.org. Bowman was the lead organizer for the Living Games Conference 2016, helped coordinate the Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conferences in 2016 and 2018, and served on several committees for Living Games 2018. Learn more at her website: http://sarahlynnebowman.com/

1 APA Hour Upon Completion

The Telos Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Telos Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Geek Therapeutics is an approved Cosponsor.
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Geek Therapeutics has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7042. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Geek Therapeutics is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    Presented by one of the leading experts in the field of Psychology, this training presents upon the topic using real life examples.

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview

    • Welcome to the The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview Workshop!

    • Therapeutic Potential PPT Handout

  • 2

    The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview Video

    • The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview

  • 3

    The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview Learning Objectives Quiz

    • The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview Learning Objectives Quiz

  • 4

    The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview CE Evaluation

    • The Therapeutic Potential of Role-playing Games: An Overview CE Evaluation

  • 5

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