Hello, Everyone! In this latest video blog (see below), I want to cover a serious topic that has received a lot of media attention as of late. Given the recent shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, many folks have pointed to video game violence as a possible contributing factor to shootings and other acts of aggression and violence. In fact, this has been a topic of concern ever since video games such as Space Invaders first hit the scene. Every time there is a mass shooting, such as in Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, and now Newtown, video game violence receives increased scrutiny and blame. This is definitely a topic worthy of careful investigation and consideration, and I will tackle this important issue in multiple segments. Here’s the first one, and I hope you will pass it around and come back for the rest!—Dr. Brooks
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Dr. Brooks is a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of the Austin Psychology & Assessment Center (ApaCenter). He provides therapy, consultation, and coaching services to adolescents and adults. His areas of specialization and professional interests include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy,solution-oriented therapy, feedback informed treatment (FIT), positive psychology, positive computing, empirically-supported treatment, and existential issues.