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Theoretical Orientation is Your Superpower

2021 Theoretical Orientation Effectively using Geek and Gaming culture in your work starts with relying on your theoretical orientation to conceptualize each case. Then, building on that with your geeky modality of choice. Dr. Janina Scarlet and Josué Cardona explain why using your theoretical orientation to conceptualize every case is so important, how it helps…

“I Am a Revolutionary:” Utilizing Popular Narratives to Treat Intergenerational Trauma

2021 “I am a Revolutionary” The goal of this presentation is to describe the role of intergenerational trauma in the lives of African Americans in the United States. In addition to outlining operational definitions of “Urban Trauma,” “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” and other aspects related to intergenerational trauma, the presenter will describe strategies for addressing…

Mental Health Representation in Video Games

2021 Mental Health Representation in Video Games An overview of how mental illness is portrayed in video games and what these portrayals reflect about society’s perception of mental illness. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify mental health representation beyond just characters and narratives 2. Gain understanding how mental illness is portrayed in games vs other medium 3….

Using RPGs with Family Systems

2021 Using RPGS with Family Systems The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the use of RPGs with family systems. There will be a brief description of systems theory. We will then explore the application of systems theory to RPGs. We will identify some interventions, challenges, and successes when running RPGs with family systems….