Course Description

All of our clients have their own superhero inside of them! Our goal as mental health clinicians is to help them unlock their inner strengths! Overcoming depression, anxiety, grief and trauma is what superheroes do! 

We will establish why Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey" is imperative with storytelling and superhero metaphors. Exploring the psychology behind superheroes, we discuss the latest research and will discuss how to use superheroes and storytelling in play therapy. We will cover evidence-based practices. We will also discuss strategies about helping clients distinguish between reality and fantasy play. You will walk away with immediate interventions you can use right away with your clients in person or in telehealth!

Instructor Ragan Snyder-Smith, LSCSW RPT-S

Ragan is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is currently in practice at Andover Family Counseling. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University. She also has a Master’s in Education from Newman University. In her 20 years in mental health, she has worked in schools, psychiatric hospitals, foster care and adoption agencies, and nonprofits. She is passionate about helping women heal from what may interfere with emotional, psychological and social well being. She specializes in women's issues, including: trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, and barriers to sexual health. Ragan has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and Australia.

Instructor Bea Burchill, LSCSW, RPT

Bea Burchill, LSCSW, RPT received her BSW from Wichita State University and then went on to receive her MSW from the University of Kansas. Bea has many years of experience as a child therapist working with children aged 2-20 who have experienced childhood trauma. She has worked in domestic violence agencies as well as community mental health. Currently she is an elementary school social worker. Bea is a big nerd and loves all things Harry Potter, Superheroes and pop culture. She is passionate about play and fostering moments of joy and connection. She loves spending time outside and reading picture books with her toddler, husband and family.

Course curriculum

    1. PowerPoint: Superheros Webinar

    2. Video: Storytelling & Superheroes Webinar

    3. References & Resources

    1. Course Evaluation (Required)

    2. Quiz (Required)

About this course

  • $65.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content