Video Games for Therapy + Josué Cardona + 003

  • How video games can be used in mental health counseling
  • Josué Cardona is a mental health counselor who founded Geek Therapy – a site and podcast network devoted to exploring how geek culture can be used in therapy
  • Josué talks about how his initial attempt to use video games in therapy had some setbacks
  • Josué plays games with his clients in order to connect with them
  • Josué helps his clients create games using Twine in order to break down and navigate difficult situations
  • Josué talks about how he prescribes video games
  • We talk about how what we learn from video games is transferrable to real life
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild



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