#GamerTherapy

Gamer Therapy

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Traditional gaming stereotypes have become outdated. Many still associate this popular pastime with violence or suicide, but recent studies have found that people increasingly use games to build meaningful connections, open up about their feelings, and de-stress. You could say it’s a form of therapy, a way to cope with a whole new set of anxieties brought on by 2020. Join non-profit Rise Against the Disorder (RAD), prominent Esports company Skillshot, and creative agency the community to unpack how gaming and therapy can come together to create a new world of entertainment that also shifts cultural stigmas.

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Frank Cartagena

The Community

Jason Docton

Rise Above The Disorder

Todd Harris

Skillshot Media, LLC

Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore - Holistic Psychotherapy

Details

Primary Entry:
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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Transforming the Entertainment Landscape

Level:

Intermediate