Video games can be therapeutic
I ran across this article today, as it was shared on Facebook by no less an authority than the American Psychological Association. Regular readers of this blog already know that I rely on metaphors frequently in therapy, and I have used video games (such as Minecraft) to engage young adults into the therapeutic process and to help them think of systematic approaches to problem. But it turns out that there is a neurological component as well. I would caution that no one is recommending 24/7 gaming for any number of reasons, but the article certainly opens some possibilities.
Therapy Goes POP
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