Dungeons and Dragons: The Basics for Therapists

About this Training

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.

Dungeons and Dragons: The Basics for Therapists

Learning Objectives

  • #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.



Megan Connell

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.

Course Curriculum

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