Tabletop Role-Playing Therapy by Dr. Megan Connell is a guide for clinicians looking to use TTRPGs with their clients. As a layperson, this was also an amazing exploration into why our regular, non-guided sessions and campaigns can feel therapeutic, and it has deepened my perspective on what TTRPGs can be – I hope you find it as engaging as I have!
TTRPGkids was able to go to Origins Game Fair 2023 to run a whole bunch of events centering around all-ages gaming! Check out here for the recap and the recorded audio from some of the talks in case you couldn’t make it!
I got to chat with Jack Berkenstock, Executive Director of The Bodhana Group, about TTRPGs and therapeutics, how The Bodhana Group started and grew, and about turning George Wendt (the actor who played Norm from Cheers) into a wizard. Check out our interview here!
Dr. Megan Connell is a psychologist, author of Tabletop Role-Playing Therapy, member of Leyline Geek Therapeutics, co-founder of HealthQuest and Geeks Like Us, host of Psycology at the Table and Brain Noodles Podcast, and GM for Clinical Role! She shares her XP and lessons learned as she tells us about how she uses TTRPGs for therapeutics and her tips for clinicians looking to start using applied TTRPGs.
Katie Lear is an experienced child counselor and therapist who combined her profession with her childhood love of theater and newfound love of TTRPGs to create Young Dragonslayers, an online D&D group for kids! Find out more about her XP, advice, and awesome work with Young Dragonslayers here!
Alicia from Geek Therapeutics tells us about the organizations goals, classes, and awesome books AND gives a special reveal of Geek Therapeutics’ latest world first in TTRPGs!
I had the pleasure to chat with Peter about his background in applied RPGs, especially with autistic youth, and his new game, Caravan Endures! We talk about helping your players grow, gentle fantasy RPGs, and so much more.
Critical Core is a therapeutic tabletop RPG built off of D&D 5e mechanics! With its intuitive format, focus on social interactions, and clear facilitator guide, this is an awesome TTRPG and tool for players to have fun while building skills and for parents, educators, and facilitators to be able to smoothly provide a welcome gaming environment.
I had a wonderful talk with Adam, about both Game to Grow, a non-profit organization that uses therapeutic gaming to help youth, and Critical Core, a 5e based game specifically designed for building social skills and confidence through gaming. This was a great chat, I learned quite a bit about educational gaming, and I am happy to share our discussion with you!