Understanding Video Gaming

Dr. Anthony Bean discusses how to understand when video gaming becomes a problem. He covers important aspects of this work including defining video game addiction and tips for better communication between parents and children about gaming.


Anthony M. Bean, PhD

Anthony M. Bean, PhD, earned his doctoral degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. His clinical practice is located in Fort Worth, TX, and he specializes in the therapeutic implications of video games and gaming. He is the author of Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide and The Psychology of Zelda: Linking Our World to the Legend of Zelda Series. Dr. Anthony Bean is the founder of Geek Therapy Training and clinicians can become trained in how to use Leyline’s Geek Therapy Techniques at https://www.geektherapytraining.com

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