CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • SAVE THE DATE • October 16-18, 2019 • Boston, MA
Anthony Bean, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Depth Psychologist, a video game researcher, and the Executive Director at The Telos Project, a thriving nonprofit mental health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas that focuses on video gamers, their families, and healthy boundaries.
Dr. Bean has been consulted as an expert for CNN, SXSW, Inverse, Polygon, and internationally for Gehirn & Geist. He additionally has also appeared on radio, podcasts, and been a sought-after keynote speaker and conference speaker in the United States, Canada, and Russia.
Between consultations, therapeutic work, and managing two businesses, he regularly speaks around the United States at video game conventions about the psychology of video games. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and specializes in the therapeutic implications of video games and gaming. Dr. Bean works with children and adolescents and often use video game character identification as a therapeutic technique. He has authored multiple academic articles, book chapters, and the two books-Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy: A Clinician's Guide (Routledge, 2018) and The Psychology of Zelda: Linking Our World to the Legend of Zelda Series (Ben Bella, 2019)-while being active on Twitter with a following of around 2600 individuals (@VideoGameDoc). Dr. Bean additionally has created Geek Therapy trainings and certifications for clinicians and they are available at https://www.geektherapytraining.com/.