Utilizing Dungeons & Dragons to foster social skills and a sense of identity and belonging... without screens.
Each group member designs their own D&D (5th ed.) character with backstory. Through their characters, group members have the chance to try on personality characteristics they don't yet possess or feel confident in. While role-playing as that character for the rest of the group, they may also enhance several social skills. Examples of these skills include: empathy, creative problem solving, frustration tolerance, communication and collaboration. Other benefits include joining the nerd community, feeling a sense of belonging, and being inspired to try other creative hobbies! You may be surprised at how playing this game can ignite creativity and passion.
With a therapist as the Dungeon Master, I can facilitate emotional regulation, balance participation, and arrange potential triggers for growth.
No materials or previous D&D experience necessary!
Groups are arranged by age (middle, junior, or high school, young adults, etc.) and are gender inclusive. Minimum of 4 with a maximum of 6 group members per campaign. 90-minute sessions, once a week for 10 weeks.
A free, individual intake session with the group member and/or their primary caregiver (for those under 15) is required to help ensure appropriateness of fit.
During intake, group members will create their character and get started on their backstory.
Campaigns are 'closed' once started; when the groups are filled, a waitlist will be created.
Rates are $50 per session. Members are provided light snacks during session and leave the campaign with a set of dice and a character miniature.
Cheryl is currently accepting referrals for groups starting April, 2019.
Please email Cheryl at [email protected] to register.
D&D Professional Team-Building One Shots NOW AVAILABLE!
Tired of trust falls and talking sticks?
Enhance your employees' collaboration and communication skills by nerding out and saving the world together.
Role Playing Game Therapy has been shown to improve essential team-building skills just by playing a game, including:
Empathy, collaborative problem solving, frustration tolerance, and confidence.
Email Cheryl at [email protected] to discuss your team's goals and schedule a game today!
Boulder Family and Friends Free Support Group
Organized by The Eating Disorder Foundation
1st &3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
This support group is ideal for family members and friends of individuals struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder. Join this group of parents, partners, siblings, and friends, and talk with someone who knows what you’re going through.
Begins January 15, 2019
Emily Kaptein of Dynamic Healing will be co-facilitating this FREE support group with eating disorder dietitian, Jamie Madgic.
This is an OPEN group; families are welcome to join whenever they are able and there is no requirement regarding consistent attendance.