Kelli Dunlap is a Clinical Psychologist at Pixel Perfect Psychotherapy and Head of Community at Take This. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and a masters in game design, and is internationally known for her work at the intersection of psychology and games. In addition to being a practicing therapist, she is an award-winning game designer and has consulted on game projects with organizations including the National Institute for Mental Health, Vox Media, and 343 Industries.
She serves as an adjunct professor at American University’s Game Center where she teaches graduate courses on the psychological, cultural, and social components of designing games.
Mental Health Live: An Ethnographic Study on the Mental Health of Twitch Streamers during COVID-19
Mental Health in 3D: A Dimensional Model of Mental Illness Representations in Digital Games
Integration of Game Design and Theory into Group Psychotherapy with Veterans with Severe/Chronic Mental Illness