Serious Games

Dear clinician,

I am a PhD student from Germany and 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, and in cooperation with McGill University. 

The aim of this study is to assess the experiences and attitudes toward the application of Serious Games in psychotherapy (any form of "talk therapy”)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 Canada

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 you are interested in the final results, please do not hesitate to contact us at

By completing the questionnaire you consent to having your answers anonymously recorded and analyzed for the purpose of the study.

The REB-II reviewed and approved this project by delegated review in accordance with the requirements of the McGill University Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Participants and the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. 

Thank you for your help!

Jessica Huss, MSc                                                                      
Professor Heidi Möller,                                    
Department of Psychology,                            
University of Kassel, Germany      
Professor Christiane Eichenberg
Psychology Department,    
Sigmund Freud University, Austria  

Matthew Fleischmann, MA
Jiwon You, Master Student
Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology
McGill University