22 – The Quest for Meaning: The Therapeutic Parallels of Journey

The narrative context of our journey as a clinician can be reflected in our desire to help people from all walks of life. Videogames can represent a reflection of the human spirit across many contexts as we seek to explain our drive to triumph in ways that matter to ourselves and those around us. Certain videogames explore the quest for meaning in ways that manifest in the theories and approaches we expect to experience when working with a mental health counselor. For clinicians, these games have a similar meaning potential by describing the way we quest alongside our clients to find the greatest of life’s improvements in their journey. This presentation will seek to explore multiple theoretical and conceptual applications of the counseling dynamic in the meaning found during the play of the game Journey.

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