Using Dreamchaser in Your Therapy and Spiritual Direction Practice
- 100 US dollars$100
- Online - Zoom
4 CE Hour In the roleplaying game Dreamchaser, by Pete Petrusha, the players choose the central Dream and Milestones to reach along the way that would make the game fun and meaningful for them. This helps create player agency and buy in. With just a bit of tweaking the game becomes effective in therapy and spiritual direction. With your clients you can set up self-assessments, treatment plans, and play them through growth, exploration, and healing. Menachem Cohen (he/they) is a spiritual director, inter-spiritual rabbi, and game designer who has worked with Dreamchaser for several years, including editing, play-testing, and running the game at conventions. Pete Petrusha hired him to adapt the game for use in therapy and spiritual direction. Jack Berkenstock Jr., MHS is a Master’s Level clinician and the Executive Director of The Bodhana Group. He has worked with children, teens and adults within the human services field for over 28 years in both in-patient and community based settings. He currently runs therapeutic RPG groups as well as training and consultation for professionals on how to implement gaming in their practice. In this interactive workshop Menachem and Jack will teach theory as to how and why tabletop roleplaying games are effective in these settings, explain how the base game of Dreamchaser works, and guide participants through how to use the game in session. No game experience required. After the workshop participants will be able to 1. Explain what tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) are, along with common terminology. 2. Describe how TTRPGs can be effective techniques when applied to therapy and spiritual direction. 3. Show comprehension and familiarity with the rules and mechanics of the TTRPG Dreamchaser. 4. Illustrate how to incorporate the TTRPG Dreamchaser in their practices.