The Game to Grow Method of Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games: A level two training for educators

The Game to Grow Method of Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games: A level two training for educators, is a six-hour training that builds on the theory and strategies introduced in the level one training to improve your skills as a therapeutic game master. It will be interactive and include small group work to further practice techniques and deepen your understanding of the material. Through your participation in this training you will have a strong grounding in the The Game to Grow Method of Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games (TA-RPG), and will be able to implement these groups in populations with which you have familiarity and experience. Following participation in this training, attendees should be able to:

  1. Utilize the ADDRESSING framework to recognize and respond to diversity within your game and group.
  2. Describe techniques for using affect to increase immersion and communicate with players.
  3. Identify and address common roadblocks such as disengagement, distrust, and intra-group conflict.
  4. Connect in-game scenarios with Common Core standards to support development of auxiliary classroom activities.
  5. Design encounters and to support Core Capacity/Social Emotional Learning Goals. 
  6. Utilize collaborative homebrew techniques to increase engagement and collaboration within groups. 

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Time: 9am – 4pm Pacific; 1 hour lunch break (six hours total)

Location: Live online via Zoom

Price: $400

Trainers: Adam Davis, MA Ed, and Elizabeth Kilmer, PhD

Scholarship Opportunities: If you are interested in participating in the level one training for educators, but finances are a barrier, you can complete our scholarship application to be considered for a fully funded spot in this training!

Continuing Education: Game to Grow is an approved Clock Hour Provider through the Washington OSPI. This training will provide 6 clock hours of instruction. This offering relates to building a collaborative learning community and education frameworks as well as curriculum alignment. To receive a certificate of attendance, you must attend the training in its entirety and successfully complete a knowledge check. If you would like to receive partial credit for partial attendance, please contact training@gametogrow.org.

Notes: There is no commercial support for this training. The trainers have no conflicts of interest to report.