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Cowabunga! Finding Your Turtle Power

2021 Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are known for their distinct personalities, team work, blended family, and pizza eating skills. Each character has distinct strengths and have to compliment one another for a larger goal. This training will focus on multiple facets such as systems therapy, anger management, coping skills, and mindfulness. Participants will enhance…

Easy Adaptations for Accessible Tabletop and Videogaming!

2021 Easy Adaptations This presentation would go over some of the most common adaptations and accessibility features in both tabletop and videogaming and how/when to use them. Could also work well as a poster! I’m also willing to focus on one or the other, if that works better. Gaming for everyone! Learning Objectives 1. Understand…

Geeks Unite! Supporting the AAPI Community!

2021 Geeks Unite! Ignite the hero within! Follow your heroic journey to support the Asian American Pacific Islander Community. By using personal fandoms, you will learn new tools and ways to interact with systems that might not always support a multicultural, diverse, ethnic society. Comic books and pop culture allow us to dream of endless…

Build Your Leadership Character Sheet

2021 Build Your Leadership Character Sheet Using mechanics and concepts from various tabletop roleplaying games, we’ll design our Leadership Character Sheet based on principles from the Leading with Class video series. You’ll go home with a sheet that helps you understand your leadership goals and principles and have the ability to project how to use…

Leveling Up: Introducing a Wellness Evaluation for Mental Health Professionals to Better Support Gamer Clients

2021 Leveling Up Gamers are a 2.6 billion-person community. Counselors may not recognize that many of their clients, family, friends, and peers are active gamers, and likely do not understand this facet of their lives. Gaming has historically been blamed for negative behaviors, however the literature increasingly supports benefits when it is used in healthy…

Evolution of the Disney Princess

2021 Evolution of the Disney Princess The Evolution of the Disney Princess: According to Maui in Moana, “you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick; you’re a princess.” The argument around a generic stereotype depicting Disney Princesses has become so pervasive, it has even made its way in a few of their films. Disney…

Leveling Up: Therapeutic Engagement with Video Games

2021 Leveling Up This presentation is a description of some of the controversy around video games, as well as distinguishing between the types of video games available and how they may be used therapeutically. The objectives for this presentation are to help participants: Become familiar with some of the controversies around video games, and the…

Video Games as Cultural Competence

2021 Video Games as Cultural Competence More than half of the people in the U.S. play video games and that number rises to 90% when considering only younger demographics. But games aren’t just for kids. The average age of a gamer is 34 and gamers over 50 are the fastest-growing consumer demographic. Sixty-seven percent of…