Play-Based Therapy using Dungeons and Dragons
Three Story Clinic therapist, Imogen McIntyre uses therapeutically applied role-playing games (TA-RPGs) to support youth and adults to become more confident, creative, and socially capable through the intentional facilitation of customized, collaborative gaming experiences.
About the Group:
This online group session will be hosted by skilled therapist Imogen McIntyre, and brings together youth ages 13-18 years old to play Dungeons and Dragons online. Therapeutically applied role playing games like this can be incredibly beneficial to those living with ASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, or social isolation, although no specific diagnosis is required to participate.
While still a relatively new modality for health, TA-RPGs use the alternate worlds of games like Dungeons and Dragons to allow participants to see themselves in a new way, take chances in ways that might not feel as safe in the "real world"; and to start utilizing new patterns of behaviour to replace old ones that might not be serving them. Learn more about TA-RPGs.
In each session, participants receive individualized and experiential therapeutic interventions designed for their unique needs, as well as the benefits of working collaboratively with others, making friends with shared interests, and practicing problem-solving and social skills.
How to Join:
This is a weekly online group offered to youth ages 13-18 years. That meets every Saturday in November. No specific diagnosis is required.
The cost is $150/week which includes an individual intake session with Imogen to fully understand each participants' strengths and challenges and to plan gameplay tailored to their needs. MCFD Autism Funding Program is accepted.
To register, contact Imogen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org