Complete Interviews and Appearances

Below is an extensive list of podcasts, interviews, and videos featuring either Game to Grow or its founders, Adam Davis and Adam Johns, discussing the positive impact of games.

If you would like to schedule an interview with us, please reach out via our contact page.

 

Game to Grow Interviews, Press, and Podcasts

 

Game to Grow on the Acquisitions Incorporated “C Team” Table Talk (some adult language) via Penny Arcade

 

 We participated in an Ask us Anything on Reddit!

 

Roll, Play, Grow: Adventures in Gaming Therapy Panel Presentation at PAX West 2017

 

Game to Grow Interview on Using Games to Improve Social Skills via The Inner Gamer

 

Board Game Alliance via BJ Shea’s Geek Nation

 

Game to Grow (Using Games in Therapy) via Psychology in Seattle

 

Valuing Difference: Local Programs Help Kids on the Spectrum Connect via Seattle Child

 

With Launch of New Nonprofit “Game to Grow,” Seattle-Based Entrepreneurs Continue Work Championing the Therapeutic Benefits of Games via PRWeb

 

Before founding Game to Grow, founders Adam Davis and Adam Johns spoke around the country about   the therapeutic application of role-playing games, and were covered by press around the world. Before founding Game to Grow, they founded and facilitated the organization Wheelhouse Workshop, featured in the following media.

 

Video Appearances

 

Wheelhouse Workshop on D&D Social Skills via Dragon Talk, the official Dungeons and Dragons Podacast

 

The Past, Present, and Future of Therapeutic Role-Playing Games  Panel Presentation at PAX East 2017

 

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy Panel Presentation at PAX South 2016

 

Please Don’t Punch the GM: Adventures in Gaming Therapy  Panel Presentation at PAX Prime 2015

Articles and Press

 

RPG Therapy for Kids is a Real Thing, and It Works via Geek & Sundry

 

Therapists Are Using Dungeons & Dragons To Get Kids To Open Up via Kotaku

 

Dungeons & Dragons is Now Being Used as Therapy via BBC

 

How Moral Panics Can Turn Into Therapeutic Tools: The Dungeons And Dragons Edition via techdirt

 

Este Juego de Rol se ha Convertido en una Terapia para Jóvenes con Problemas Sociales via Playground (translate from Spanish)

 

Donjons et dragons comme thérapie? via le Journal de Montreal (translate from French)

 

Therapists use Dungeons & Dragons to help kids open up via Inquirer.net

 

Dungeons of the Mind: Tabletop RPGs as Social Therapy via KillScreen

 

Wheelhouse Workshop turns Tabletop Gaming into Social Development via d-Infinity

Podcasts

 

The Past The Past, Present, and Future of Therapeutic Role-Playing Games  via Geek Therapy

 

Ego Check with the IdDM via The IdDM

 

How to Become a Therapeutic Game Master via Geek Therapy

 

 How to Be a Therapeutic Game Master via Rolling for Change

 

Full List of Appearances

Founders Adam Davis and Adam Johns have led workshops and panels around the country about the therapeutic applications of role-playing games, not all of which were recorded.

2017

–November–

Trusting the Party’s Healer: Games, Gamers, & Therapy
PAX Unplugged 2017
Philadelphia, PA

–September–

Roll, Play, Grow: Adventures in Gaming Therapy
PAX West 2017

Seattle, WA

Accessibility in Tabletop Games and RPGs
PAX West 2017
Seattle, WA

Growing with Games: How Two Therapists Transformed Their Love of Gaming Into Real Change
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, WA

–March–

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy
PAX East 2017
Boston, MA

Accessibility in Tabletop Games and RPGs
Emerald City Comicon
Seattle, WA

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy
Emerald City Comicon
Seattle, WA

–January–

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy
PAX South 2017
San Antonio, TX

2016

–October–

Dungeons and Dragons and Drama Therapy: Role-playing games as therapeutic intervention
North American Drama Therapy Association 2016
Seattle, WA

–August–

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy
PAX West 2016
Seattle, WA

–April–

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy
Emerald City Comicon 2016
Seattle, WA

–January–

Please Don’t Punch the GM: More Adventures in Gaming Therapy
PAX South 2016
San Antonio, TX

2015

–October–

+1 to Social Skills: How the Games we Love Can Make Us Better People
OrcaCon 2015
Everett, WA

–September–

Save Against Fear 2015
Harrisburg, PA

–August–

Please Don’t Punch the DM: Adventures in Gaming Therapy
PAX Prime 2015
Seattle, WA

–July–

Theater of the Mind: Role Playing Games as Sit-Down Drama Therapy
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, WA

–March–

Geeky Games for Growth: Tabletop Roleplaying and Minecraft as Therapy
Emerald City Comicon 2015
Seattle, WA