Serious Games

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Dear clinician,

I am a PhD student from Germany and I am doing a research exchange under the supervision of Dr Karolina Stasiak from the University of Auckland. I would like to invite you to participate in our survey about Serious Games. I am conducting this study as part of my Doctoral degree under the supervision of Professor Christiane Eichenberg, Sigmund Freud University in Austria and Professor Heidi Möller, University of Kassel in Germany. 

The aim of this study is to assess the experiences and attitudes toward the application of Serious Games in psychotherapy (any forms of "talking therapies”)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 to train cognitive skills. I have included a brief overview of two Serious Games on the next page to give you more information.

Even if you haven’t used Serious Games in your clinical work, your views are important and we want to hear from you. You can take part if you are a mental health clinician (or if you are currently in training to become one) working with clients of any age group, in any psychotherapeutic modality in New Zealand

Your participation in this study is voluntary. All data will be anonymously recorded and will remain confidential at all times. No individuals or organisations for which they work will be identified. You can terminate your participation in the survey at any time by closing the window on the screen. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or are interested in the final results, please contact me ( or my supervisors by their email ( or

By completing the questionnaire you agree that your answers are anonymously recorded and evaluated for the purpose of the study.

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through The Health and Disability Ethics Committees in New Zealand.

Thank you for all your help!

Jessica Huss, MSc                                          Professor Christiane Eichenberg                             Dr Karolina Stasiak
Professor Heidi Möller,                                    Psychology Department,                                          Psychological Medicine,
Department of Psychology,                             Sigmund Freud University,                                       University of Auckland, 
University of Kassel, Germany                        Austria                                                                      New Zealand