Preorder the Game to Grow book!

Big news! Game to Grow’s first book, Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games: The Game to Grow Method, is now available for preorder! (details below) Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games provides a comprehensive approach to implementing therapeutically applied role-playing game (TA-RPG) groups for mental health practitioners. When facilitated by a trained professional, TA-RPGs are a powerful tool for insight, growth, […]

Dragon Talk interview with the Adams goes from podcast to page

Have you heard of Dragon Talk? It’s an official Dungeons & Dragons podcast. Each week, Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito sit down with guests from across gaming and pop culture to discuss Dungeons & Dragons. They recount their most memorable interviews in their new book, Dragon Talk: Inspiring Conversations about Dungeons & Dragons and the […]

Game to Grow trainee featured for amazing work with veterans

Psychologists Allison Battle and Thomas Quinlan were recently featured in the Star Tribune for their use of Dungeons and Dragons at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. “We are hiding therapy with a spoonful of sugar,” Battles said. “It makes therapy fun and shows that growth, recovery and healing doesn’t always have to be focused on […]

Games Build Social-Emotional Skills

When was the last time you played a game? Gaming is good for emotional health, especially for kids! U.S. News and World Report’s article, “How Games Can Build Your Child’s Social-Emotional Skills“, is all about the connection between gaming and social-emotional learning: “The goal of SEL is to teach kids and teens non-academic skills like […]

“Using Tabletop Games to Help People”: Game to Grow on Wired.com

We’re wired up! Game to Grow was recently featured in the article “How Therapists Are Using Tabletop Games to Help People”! Wired interviewed Adam Davis about the use of tabletop roleplay games in a therapeutic space: “A lot of therapists and educators speak the languages of gamers and therapists, or the language of educators, but […]

[Video] Rolling for Recovery: APA Symposium on Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games

This presentation was originally made to the APA 2021 Symposium, where a group of us presented about the therapeutic application of tabletop role-playing games.   Program Description: Presentations will introduce the therapeutic application of tabletop role-playing games, review relevant literature, and present recent clinical advancements and research findings.  General Statement: Individuals struggling with mental health […]

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Adam Davis interviewed by Wyrmworks Publishing

I was the first guest on Wyrmworks Publishing’s new podcast series Gaining Advantage! The interview begins at 13:22 and runs through 51:32. It’s a nice long interview in which Dale and I talked about how important inclusion is in tabletop role-playing games, Game to Grow’s therapeutic tabletop role-playing game groups, and a few exciting new […]

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Tabletop Role-Playing Provides Connection And Control In An Uncertain World

A recent article in Dicebreaker by Peter Ray Allison highlights the ways in which tabletop role-playing games have provided an important avenue for connection in the “loneliness epidemic” that has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year. Game to Grow founder Adam Davis was interviewed on the benefits that TTRPGs like Dungeons […]