09 – Anime Therapy: Hope, Belongingness, Resilience and Success 

This continuing education will present a review of the history and current state of manga and anime as a psychologically impactful medium.  Participants will learn about the origins of manga and anime, the dominating presence and allure of Japanese visual culture (in the East and the West), the psychological effects of the narratives and communities built around them (e.g, “fandom” and “fanship”), and the evidence-based therapeutic benefits of anime and manga as a special interest and as a clinical tool (examples included).  After attending this CE, participants will understand what makes anime and manga a unique therapeutic tool, how it is effectively utilized, and should be able to consider how Japanese visual culture can be applied within their own practice. 

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