Growing with Games: How Two Therapists Transformed Their Love of Gaming Into Real Change
September 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDTfree
Join us for a free event as Antioch University Seattle alumni and Wheelhouse Workshop founders Adam Davis (MA in Education) and Adam Johns (MA in Couple & Family Therapy) showcase how gaming can positively impact and foster change in communities.
Johns and Davis use tabletop role-playing games in their therapeutic social skills groups to help their teen clients become more confident, creative, and socially capable. Adam Johns, licensed couple and family therapist, and drama therapist Adam Davis, used their training in psychology, education, and human development to harness the power of games of all kinds to improve people’s lives.
Come hear their journey through Antioch, from enthusiastic hobbyists to internationally recognized thought-leaders of an emerging field. You’ll learn how they use games for psychological growth and change, the principles behind their work, and ways you can improve your own experience using games.
Adam Johns has been playing pen and paper role playing games for 20 years. He is very involved in geek community, and brings his expertise with social skill development to the table. Adam earned his Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Arizona and ﬁnished his Master’s degree in couple and family therapy at Antioch University. In addition to running groups for Wheelhouse Workshop, Adam is a therapist in private practice.
Adam Davis earned a Master’s degree in Education with a focus in Drama Therapy from Antioch University Seattle, and is a recognized member of the North American Drama Therapy Association. He brings his vast experience and training working with youth and his decades of experience with role-playing games to Wheelhouse Workshop. Adam is a contributing author to The Walking Dead Psychology, and has also served as a public school teacher for Seattle Public Schools.