Consulting and trainings

I am happy to announce that Superhero Therapy is offering workshop training. Here are the upcoming trainings and workshops:


February 17, 2018: San Diego, California


San Diego Psychological Association

(858) 277-1463


4 CEs offered


March 14, 2018: San Diego, California

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

The San Diego cognitive Behavioral Therapy Consortium

Registration Link: ย




May 15, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Superhero Therapy workshop

Stay tuned for more details


May 22, 2018, Bari, Italy

Superhero Therapy workshop

Stay tuned for more details


I also happily consult with comic book, fiction, non-fiction, and TV writers about how certain psychological conditions might present themselves.

Among my consulting credits include:

The Dreamer by Lora Innes


As well as:



I am also extremely honoredย to have contributed to the SAGA Comic Collection, intended to help Veterans with PTSD and other mental health disorders (links coming soon)


… and other projects, some of which I’m not allowed to reveal yet


In addition I provide trainings to individuals and organizations, including hospitals, universities, mental health clinics, and military medical centers on implementation of Superhero Therapy in practice. Fees are negotiable.


If you would like to schedule an interview with Dr. Scarlet or inquire about trainings/workshops, please contact, Dr. Scarlet’s PR manager, Dustin McGinnis:

16 comments on “Consulting and trainings

  1. Dan Thomsen on

    I am speaking at Comic con at the same time as you! We are presenting our tool to help veterans with PTSD by creating comics. Our approach is really to change their attitudes and get them involved in evidence based therapy like prolonged exposure therapy.
    We are in in a clinical trial but we do have a playtest server if you are interested in exploring it SAGA. More info at and on twitter at @sagaveterans

  2. Brandy Barnett on

    I work with children age 10-14 and would love more information of this therapy to incorporate in my Day Treatment Program. How can I be trained? How much is it? Where/when is it? Thank you for your time.

    Brandy Barnett

    • Janina Scarlet on

      Hi Brandy,
      so great to hear from you. I’m so happy to hear that you are thinking of incorporating Superhero Therapy into your Day Treatment Program. I’m happy to help. The trainings occur year round and rates/availability depend on whether you want to come to San Diego, and get trained in person or have a Skype consultation session. I also travel to clinical sites to provide training, in which case the sites reimburse/cover my travel expenses. My rates are negotiable, the standard fee being $175/hr. It ends up being less expensive if it is a group training or consultation. Most people reserve a 2 hour slot and then consult as needed.
      I’m happy to help in any way I can or answer any further questions.
      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Geovany Martinez on

    My name is Geovany Martinez and I have been utilizing Superhero therapy for several years in my clinical work with adults, adolescent, and children. I have found that utilizing pop culture, superheroes, and other geek culture has a way of providing additional psycho-education and treatment to patients.

  4. Nishigandha Date on

    Hi Janina,

    I’m Nishigandha Date. I’m a psychologist practising and teaching in India. I have been using pop culture references with my students while teaching mental disorders and have tried them with some of my clients. It has helped a lot and I would love to learn more about superhero therapy from you. Do let me know. Thanks.

    • Janina Scarlet on

      Hi Nishigandha,
      Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad to hear that you’ve been using elements of pop culture in your practice and teaching and am so glad that it is helpful. The world needs more superheroes like you. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m happy to let you know more about Superhero therapy. Please feel free to email me any questions you have: and I’m happy to talk to you further ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kristin on

    Hi Janina,

    Saturday was my second time attending a panel you were part of at Comic Con (2015: The India Inkblot Test panel and 2016: Superhero Therapy panel). You mentioned that you would be doing trainings in the Spring with your new book. is there a mailing list available to sign up for to keep updated? I am a therapist presently working with high school students and I currently, and have always used pop culture (especially nerdy pop culture given my own personal geekiness) in treatment pretty successfully. would love to learn more about what it is you’re doing and how you specifically implement your own structure. A co-worker and I were both at the Superhero Therapy panel on Saturday, and we’re hoping to try to convince our program director to look into having a department-wide training with you.

  6. Samantha Farrow on

    Hi Janina,
    I have been using CBT in combination with TWD for awhile now and thought I had invented a new form of therapy until I came across your website. I am a child and youth counsellor in Canada and TWD is extremely popular with teens. TWD gives us common ground and many of them think it’s awesome that I am so into the show. I just ordered the TWD and Psychology book, I am excited to use it in my practice ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your work on this new adventure in counselling.

  7. Carsten on

    Dear Janina, I am so happy that I discovered your Webside (through your books, that I ordered immediately). From up to know I have read what have found and have seen the videos and am looking forward to read your books. And a am absolutely enthusiastic about your work and your approach. I am also a Psychologist, Therapist (working in a mental clinic) former scientist (cognitive psychology) and a Geek or Nerd (I am undecided which one is the better description for us). And I have also incorporated pop culture and superheroes in therapy yet (once similar to your example with the soldier and superman with a patient with amnesia and Thor in order to get connected with his resources), but I would say in comparison with you I am just an apprentice, first year in Hogwards ๐Ÿ˜‰ As i am living in Germany, I am eager to visit your workshop on 15. May 2018 in Hamburg. Thanks for all your work and magical inspirations yet, Carsten


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