Dungeons & Dragons Therapy: An Introduction to Therapeutic Role Playing
Kids and adults have been building social skills, confidence, and friendships since the first days of Dungeons & Dragons in the 1970s. In recent years, with the game achieving more popularity than ever, Dungeons and Dragons has become one of many games used for therapeutic purposes.
Come join an interactive discussion about how Dungeons & Dragons can be used therapeutically to help kids and adults improve frustration tolerance, build social skills, develop creative problem solving, overcome anxiety, and cultivate communication & collaboration skills.
Participants will walk away with an understanding of how therapeutic gaming differs from traditional gaming as well as how D&D therapy groups differ from, but incorporate aspects of, traditional group and play therapy. We will explore how character creation, as well as pre and post gaming group questions, address therapy components and enhance real connections between players.
A discussion panel on the chosen topic
- Fri 10:00am (Mar 13)
- Fri 11:00am (Mar 13)
- Glass Room