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Earning the trust of trauma survivors is a core task of therapy. Finding ways to open dialogue with teen and adult clients who are not ready to talk about their trauma related symptoms is challenging.
Superhero Therapy (ST) is easy to learn and grounded in science. It’ll help your clients open up about their trauma by empathizing with the pain and suffering of their superhero’s origin story, and by tapping into the strength, compassion, and resilience of that superhero’s journey.
And you don’t need to be a fan of superheroes to use their stories to help your clients.
Watch Janina Scarlet, PhD, PTSD and trauma expert, co-founder of Superhero Therapy, author, and TEDx speaker as she teaches you how to use ST to help promote client healing and empowerment while building trust, rapport, motivation, buy-in and engagement in therapy. You’ll be able to:
Inspired by fictional characters your clients will find strength to prevail, ways of coping with adversity, and meaning in loss and trauma. Purchase today!
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Janina Scarlet, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, PTSD/trauma expert, co-founder of Superhero Therapy (ST), author, TEDx speaker, and a full-time geek. She works with active-duty service members, as well as veterans and non-veteran civilians with PTSD and trauma.
A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. Dr. Scarlet immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed ST to help people with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. ST is a tool that helps clinicians incorporate clients’ passions about popular culture into evidence-based therapies, such as CBT, ACT, DBT, CPT, EMDR, and narrative therapy to help build rapport with clients, increase adherence to treatment, and narrative therapy to help build rapport with clients, increase adherence to treatment, and to help clients determine their own sense of purpose (i.e., the client’s own heroic journey).
Dr. Scarlet is the lead trauma specialist at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management and with the Pop Culture Hero Coalition. She is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award by the United Nations Association for her work on Superhero Therapy. Dr. Scarlet’s work has been featured on Yahoo, BBC, NPR, Sunday Times, CNN, CW, ABC, The New York Times, Forbes, and many other outlets. She regularly consults on books and television shows, including HBO’s The Young Justice and was portrayed as a psychologist comic book character in Gail Simone’s Seven Days graphic novel.
Her books include Superhero Therapy, Harry Potter Therapy, Therapy Quest, Super-Women, It Shouldn’t Be This Way, Superhero Therapy for Anxiety and Trauma, and many others.
Financial: Dr. Janina Scarlet has employment relationships with Superhero Therapy, the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, and the Pop Culture Hero Coalition. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Scarlet receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Janina Scarlet has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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