I’m Kelli N. Dunlap, PsyD. I’m a clinical psychologist, game designer, and educator focused on the intersection of mental health and games.

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Game Review: What Comes After

SummarySide-scrolling interactive fiction game exploring topics of grief, loss, life and death. Content warnings Nothing graphic or intense, but does acknowledge suicide, self-harm, child death, and pet death. Same CW applies for this article. Review: Plot and Gameplay First off, I LOVE the art in this game. It’s super cute without being cutesy or infantile. […]

Video Games as Cultural Competence

Everyone plays games, and almost everyone plays digital games. The chances that, as a clinician, the person in the room with you plays video games is quite high; 214 million (64%) Americans are gamers (cite). While not every player sees gaming as part of their identity, many people’s relationship to games and the gaming community […]

The Psychology of Video Games Week 4: Anxiety in Games

It took 4 weeks for me to drop the ball on timely updates, but considering all that’s been going on I’m taking it as a win that it’s only a week late. On Feb 1, I started full time as a practicing psychologist. Full time clinical + part time program management with Take This, and […]