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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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 […]

The Psychology of Video Games Week 3: Depression in Video Games

CONTENT WARNING: This post contains references to mental illness, depression, grief, and suicide. There are no explicit descriptions or graphic depictions, however these topics are discussed in reference to their existence in the physical and digital worlds.