Superheroes and Positive Psychology: Theory and Applications

About this Training

This continuing education training will discuss the intersection of positive psychology and superhero media (e.g., comic books, movies, etc.). In addition to a general description of positive psychology, it will focus specifically on the 3P Theory of Well-Being. Superhero narratives will be overlayed over this model, and therapeutic applications will be discussed.

Superheroes and Positive Psychology: Theory and Applications

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Describe the paradigm of positive psychology and the three parts of the 3P Model of Well-Being.

  • #2

    Apply positive psychological principles in therapy with superhero narrative overlays to improve intervention efficacy with befitting clients.

Instructor(s)

LICENSED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Ryan Kelly

Dr. Ryan Kelly is an author, psychologist, graphic novelist, and co-founder of Geeks Like Us, an inclusive community based media company that aims to help geeks flourish. Before working in private practice, “Dr. K.” worked in academia at the University of South Carolina, at a neuropsychological practice, and within schools (Title I, ESL) and hospitals in North and South Carolina. He is an award-winning researcher and college instructor, and is co-creator and illustrator of Max Gamer, the first autistic superhero comic book. His research focuses largely on innovative models of mental health (e.g., the “Dual-Factor Model”), youth well-being (e.g., contributing author to the Handbook of Child Well-Being), and developing table-top and video games to improve standard social skill interventions for those on the Autism Spectrum. As an acclaimed pioneer in “geek therapy”, Dr. K. travels monthly to comic and gaming conventions to speak on how to use games (e.g., D&D, Video Games), geek culture, and science to help people, and is often featured in popular news outlets and podcasts (e.g., WNBC, Fox, SyFy, Variety, Huffpost, Psychology Today, etc.). More than anything, he wishes he was a space cowboy. He is active on Twitter @DrRKelly.

Enjoy These Further Benefits!

  • Understand Your Clients

    Learn how to understand and work with your clients using proven strategies derived from competent practice, knowledge, and culture while knowing what questions to ask them.

  • Learn From A Leader In The Field

    Presented by one of the leading experts in the field of Psychology, this training presents upon the topic using real life examples.

  • Become Knowledgeable In The Culture

    Through understanding the culture and connecting with our clients, we create meaning, relationships, and a place for new thought to birth.

Course Curriculum

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