Webinar: Using Gaming Technology in Therapy
Monday, Nov 30, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Today, 97% of young men engage in some sort of video gaming. Video gaming is a major part of the way youth spend their free time. All those hours of Fortnite and Diablo and Call of Duty have developed a multitude of skills and critical thinking strategies. This webinar will teach clinicians who work with youth how to utilize video games to identify strengths and skills, and support them in applying those skills and strengths to other areas of their lives outside a virtual environment.
· Participants will gain current knowledge about how gaming is being utilized in the therapeutic community.
· Participants will learn how to use clients’ gaming to identify and implement strengths-based interventions.
· Participants will be exposed to group-based curriculum on how to utilize gaming in treatment. Lessons covered in this curriculum are “Strengths and Judgments”, Problem Solving and Gaming strategy”, “Internal Self Talk”, “Effective Communication”, “Gaining Experience and Leveling Up”, “Racism, Sexism and Bullying”, “Navigating Environments,” and “Gaming as a Coping Strategy.”
· Participants will learn how to utilize gaming to open up conversations around clients’ clinical needs and goals.
If time allows we will address how to utilize therapeutic roleplaying games via Zoom.
Presenter: Adam Bindrum MS, LCMHC, LADC, Clara Martin Center
Adam Bindrum MS, LCMHC, LADC has worked at the Clara Martin Center for past 9 years. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the State University Of New York at Albany and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from UVM. He has worked for many years with at risk youth and criminal offenders in the community.
Please click here to Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TgdTUQAzT9-tfYteurqGwQ