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Gaming in Therapy (Roblox and Animal Crossing)

2021

Gaming in Therapy (Roblox and Animal Crossing)

 Session will explore the use of games for therapy, with included examples of Roblox and Animal Crossing.

Jessica Erhman, AMFT

CEO
Happylilbrains
AMFT
Tranform Psychological Services

My name is Jessica Ehrman and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#116726 - supervised by Samantha Schlossman, PsyD).

I have been a therapist for 2 years and graduated from Pepperdine University with my Master’s in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I love creating innovative & fun pop-culture based therapy interventions such as Roblox, Animal Crossing, and Inside Out. I use techniques like mindfulness, play, geek culture, and pop-culture to explore the chaos that can be everyday life. As your therapist I will not: try to fix you, give you advice, tell you what to do, assume what is best for you, have all the answers, make the hard stuff go away. As your therapist, I will: remind you that you aren't broken, give you room to access your own wisdom, support you in figuring out what to do, and work together on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with.

I have extensive experience working with children/teens/adults, school-based counseling, trauma, anxiety, divorce, depression, OCD, grief, LGBTQIA+, alternative lifestyles, suicide ideation, self-harm, and healing from difficult family dynamics. I also have experience creating curriculum for and facilitating an anxiety and survivors of sexual assault group.

Continued Education: “This is The Way: Using ‘The Mandalorian’ in a Therapeutic Setting When We Play Games: An Overview Using Personality and Gaming Motivation Cosplay Creativity: Being One’s Self through Ingenuity and Creation

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