Mike Langlois psychotherapist, educator, and proprietor of the excellent blog "Gamer Therapist," criticizes the prevailing attitude of mental health professionals that video game usage is a root cause of bad behavior in his new book, "Reset: Video Games & Psychotherapy." Langlois, a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, discusses the disdain for gamers and the video games they love that many therapists and mental health professionals have.
The book draws on previous research from Jane McGonigal and Seth Priebatsch, and takes a closer look at video games, technology and the practice of psychotherapy. It also uses World of Warcraft, Epic Mickey and The Legend of Zelda as examples and attempts to explain how understanding video games can improve a therapist’s ability to treat patients who play.
Anyone that regularly reads Gamer Therapist knows that Langlois is a straight shooter. "Reset: Video Games & Psychotherapy" is available in digital format for $2.99 on Amazon, and Barnes & Noble as well as other online publishers, and will appear in print later this month.