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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This article is one of the best, most nuanced takes I’ve seen around mental health on Twitch and I’m honored that I was invited to be a part of it. Streamers aren’t therapists. But some therapists are streamers.

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 […]