Acceptance of Serious Games in Psychotherapy

Jessica Huss is a PhD student from Germany (University Kassel) under the supervision of Professor Christiane Eichenberg from the Sigmund Freud University in Austria. 

I am doing an international study of mental health clinicians’ and patients’ attitudes towards the use of Serious Games in psychotherapy in cooperation with the University of Plymouth in the UK.. 

What are Serious Games?

Serious Games are computer or video games that go beyond the purpose of pure entertainment, and include an educational component (e.g. promote a healthy lifestyle, train cognitive skills, etc.). Even if you have not used Serious Games yet, your views are important and we want to hear from you. 

Who can take part? 

Participants can take part if they are a mental health clinician (or if they are currently in training to become one) working with clients of any age group, in any psychotherapeutic modality in the UK. 


Participants can take part if they are between the age of 18 and 85 and have experienced any form of psychological therapy (i.e. any form of "talking therapy" such as cognitive behavioural therapy/CBT, psychoanalysis or other forms of psychological counselling) in the UK. 

See the attached Information Sheets for more information.

You can access the survey via  this link: