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The Same New Kid in Yet Another Hood—Deep Game Design as Creative Arts Therapy?

Coauthored with Susan Imus

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Wherein we explore the potential of game design as a process for creative arts therapy. This includes the following:

•  An overview of the basic concepts and criteria of creative arts therapies, as well as

•  The fundamental mechanisms, such as safety, risk taking, various approaches, intentional goals, symbolic and metaphoric explorations, etc.

•  A comparative case study of a dance-and-movement therapy session with an exploratory game design therapy-like session to illustrate the similarities and differences of game design as a creative ...

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