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23-11-2018 | Book Review

Janina Scarlet: Therapy Quest: An Interactive Journey Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Little, Brown Book Group, London, 2018, 208 pp, ISBN: 978-1-47213-968-9

Auteur: Chris Fradkin

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 1/2019

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In Therapy Quest: An Interactive Journey Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Janina Scarlet presents a self-help program for young readers struggling with their psychosocial demons. At first glance, this book is similar to Scarlet’s previous endeavors— Superhero Therapy (Scarlet 2016; Fradkin 2017a, 2018) and Harry Potter Therapy (Scarlet 2017; Fradkin 2017b)—in its devotion to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes et al. 1999). While the content may be similar, Scarlet’s latest breaks new ground. The book is a journey through a fantasy world, in which different paths/decisions influence the outcome of the reader’s journey. As such , Therapy Quest is non-traditional in format. It is structured as a role-playing game. For those questioning the legitimacy of a role-playing game as a treatment tool, it should be mentioned that research on table-top role-playing games has found them to have a positive influence on social skills development in children (Blackmon 1994; Rosselet and Stauffer 2013; Zayas and Lewis, 1986). …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Janina Scarlet: Therapy Quest: An Interactive Journey Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Little, Brown Book Group, London, 2018, 208 pp, ISBN: 978-1-47213-968-9
Auteur
Chris Fradkin
Publicatiedatum
23-11-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 1/2019
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0959-6

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