Survey about Serious Games use in psychotherapy in Australia

Occurring Dates: 
06/05/2020 to 31/07/2020
Participant Duration: 
3 months
State of study: 
All States
Overview: 

Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Kassel (Germany) are assessing the experiences and attitudes toward the application of Serious Games in psychotherapy in Australia. Serious Games are computer or video games that go beyond the purpose of pure entertainment, and also include an educational component. Some argue that Serious Games can be effectively used in various healthcare settings, for example for psychological problems.

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 Australia. 

We are thus looking to ask people who meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Australia
  • Are aged 18 and above
  • Have experienced any form of psychotherapy (currently or in the past)

Even if you have not used Serious Games yet, your views are important, and we want to hear from you. 

You can go straight to the survey from this link (If you cannot open the link directly, copy and paste it into the address bar of your web browser):

https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=A4J9XJH8YR

There are no costs associated with participation in this research study, nor will you be paid.

Further Information: 

For further information, please contact Dr. Sean Mahon-Daly (sean.mahondaly@health.nsw.gov.au).

This study has been approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number 2019/338.

Study Address: 
The University of Sydney, Northern Clinical School, NSW 2006, Australia
University of Kassel, Institute for Psychology, Holländische Straße 36-38, 34127 Kassel, Germany
Full Name: 
Dr Sean Mahon-Daly
Institute: 
University of Kassel / University of Sydney
Email: 
sean.mahondaly@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone Number: 
0431 057 295