Superhero Therapy Conference

Superhero Therapy Conference

Up to
16
CE Hours available

As human beings, we all know how crippling the loneliness and isolation of mental health struggles can be.

And as mental health professionals, we’ve seen clients in the throes of this isolation. We’ve all had a client who enters sessions closed-off and unreachable no matter how hard we try to break through.

When clients are combating feelings of shame and isolation, sharing intimate details about painful experiences to a complete stranger can feel impossible. And many have simply never learned the vocabulary to describe their emotions and explain what they’re going through.

But many clients report turning to stories – movies, TV shows, books, and video games for solace and a sense of support and connection when they are going through a hard time.

If we harness the power of such stories in therapy, we can begin to dismantle feelings of shame to build meaningful connections with clients.

And the best part is: You don’t need to be an expert in games and pop culture — your client is the expert. All you have to be is open-minded and curious.

Inside the conference

At the workshops and talks offered at this conference, you will learn from other mental health professionals about how to incorporate elements of popular culture into evidence-based therapies in order to make therapy fun, engaging, and accessible while applying powerful healing techniques in a pop culture context.

Superhero Therapy isn’t a replacement for your current therapeutic approach.

Rather, it’s a set of perspectives, strategies, and tools utilizing pop culture and stories that you can integrate into your work.

You’ll learn how to incorporate Superhero Therapy principles into evidence-based therapies, such as acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and narrative exposure therapy.

And you’ll get the chance to see how incorporating pop culture into your work can not only make therapy fun and inviting, but also enhance the effectiveness and flexibility of your approach while still staying true to the original protocol.

Each session will be led by a specialist guiding you through the intricacies and strategies they use for different populations, conditions, and situations, with topics ranging from working with inmates and offenders, to changing the trauma narrative from “broken” to “empowered,” to building consciousness and empathy through media representation. (See schedule below for a full list of training topics.)

You’ll leave this training with an approach to therapy that invites your client to pull strength from their own expertise, passions, and creativity to overcome their obstacles, learn tools for self-compassion, and build stronger relationships.

This conference will take place over 4 live online sessions, beginning on Thursday, September 22, 2022. We are currently still finalizing the schedule of sessions and confirming the CE hours. Please check back soon for finalized information. Please review complete session abstracts, objectives, target audience and complete CE details by clicking here (this will be available once the agenda is finalized). Attendees may earn CE/CME hours if participating in the live event. Sessions must be attended in full in order to earn CE credit for individual sessions.

Each session will be recorded and offered to participants for 9 months after the conclusion of the conference. So if you are unable to attend part of the conference, or simply want to go back and review, you’ll have the chance to get the fullest experience possible from this training, but please note that CE credit will not be available for sessions that are not attended live.

The agenda is still being finalized. Please check back for finalized information.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Chase Masterson

12:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Understanding and Using Villains in Play Therapy (Maria Laquerre Diego)
Play Therapy and Video Games (Sophia Ansari)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Implications of Using Horror in Treatment (Shayna Gurvitz and Kathy Dickson)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
SuperKids and Cancer (Sandra Pimentel, Chase Masterson, Maria Alba, Janina Scarlet)
Teaching SEL using superheroes (Abe Crawford)

Friday, September 23, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Kelly Wilson

12:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
A Court of Grief and Healing (Christa Call)
Death, Loss, and Grief (Laura Vecchiolla and Casey Jones)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Shazam: Foster Care, System Problems and Plans (Rachel Wethers)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
TableTop RPG for OCD  (Martina Migliore)

Saturday, September 24, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Janina Scarlet

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
The Oreo, the King, and the Wakandan Salute: What Black Panther Shows Us About Why Representation Matters (Mercedes Samudio)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Navigating the Trauma of Human Trafficking with Superheoes (Charlie Quinn Tebow)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
RPGs and Mental Health (Charlene MacPherson)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Gamify Your Therapy – Fun Exposures (Michael Herold)
Gamify Your Therapy – Gamify Your Sleep and Dreams (Isaac Taitz, and Benjamin Taitz)

Sunday, September 25, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Greg Weisman

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Using Superhero Therapy with Our Heroes (active duty, first responders) (Sara Roldan)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
LEGO for Mindfulness (Yoni Sobin, Nicole Hassler, and Benjamin Taitz)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Superpowers vs. Kryptonites – Skills to Embrace Your Neurodivergence  (Patrick Casale)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Behind the Mask: Exploring the Psychological Appeal of Cosplay (Joe Serrano)

Please see the CE packet for complete information.

Each session is individually reviewed for CE approvals. Below is a list of all possible CE credits offered but does not mean every session is approved by these boards. Please see the CE packet for complete information.

This live online course is sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and is approved for up to 16 CE Hours by the following listed below. There was no commercial support for this activity. None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:

Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit per hour attended for learning and change.

Nursing: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc designates this activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hours per hour attended.

Physicians: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per hour attended. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits per hour attended.

Drug and Alcohol Counselors: This course has been approved by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 CE hours per hour attended. NAADAC Provider #165310, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

National Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6759. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NY Social Workers: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0467

NY Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0198.

NY Psychologists: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0002.

NOTE: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

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For mental health professionals- Please see the CE packet for individual session target audience information.

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at events@praxiscet.zendesk.com to cancel a registration.