“Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”
Presented by Justin R. Misurell, PhD
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
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Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT) was originally developed to make the therapeutic process more palatable for children and their families who have been impacted by abuse and trauma and has since been expanded to address a wide variety of behavioral difficulties. GB-CBT is a time-limited model that delivers treatment through structured therapeutic games. The games utilized in GB-CBT were designed to allow children and families to process their difficulties in a non-threatening, participatory, and engaging manner. Additionally, therapeutic games are utilized to build a variety of skills that are important for all children including social skills, personal space and boundaries, emotional expression and identification, anger management, relaxation techniques, cognitive coping strategies, and personal safety skills. Furthermore, the games and activities included in the GB-CBT model can be easily used by clinicians to address anxiety, compulsive behaviors, tics and disruptive behavior disorders.
Justin R. Misurell, PhD, is a recognized expert on the evaluation and treatment of child and adolescent behavior disorders and currently serves as the Clinical Director of New York University’s Child Study Center- New Jersey Office. Dr. Misurell co-developed Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT), an integrative and trans-diagnostic approach for addressing childhood difficulties. Dr. Misurell has trained and supervised several doctoral and master’s level clinicians In implementing this technique. His work has demonstrated how GB-CBT can be modified and successfully applied in various settings and with different populations. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey, and is credentialed by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.