People


Meet the team members of the Games [4Therapy] Project

Family Therapist

Frank Lips is a family therapist in Youth Care.
He counsels families and treats trauma's of children and their families, when children have been sexually abused.
Frank took part at a Game Jam in Copenhagen as domain expert in psychology, therapy and sexual development.
Together with YipYip and Menno Deen, he transformed play-therapy into a game, which can be used in therapy-sessions with children. Because of the success in Copenhagen, Frank decided to further explore the use of games in therapy as a domain expert in the Games [4Therapy] Course. He presented students with valuable feedback on their projects.

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Family Therapist

Menno Deen

Game Research[er] Designer
menno.deen@fontys.nl

Menno Deen has a background in arts and humanities. His design practice and theoretically knowledge of games echoes in his work at (1) Ranj Serious Games, (2) his teachings at Fontys School of ICT and Eindhoven University of Technology, and (3) the PhD thesis he is finishing on Games, Autonomy, Motivation and Engagement.

Menno founded the game development studio Lapp with Mark van Kuijk (former Head of Studio at Zylom). Lapp will develop games for toddlers that focus upon parent-child interaction. Additionally Menno is responsible for innovative projects such as www.swimgames.nl (games in the swimming center) and the Games [4Health] Jam (www.gamesjam.nl).

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Menno Deen

Menno Deen

Game Research[er] Designer