Game play not only relieves stress and boredom, but can help us connect with and explore our own and others feelings, thoughts, values, and attitudes. Here are two games for play therapy success...


Gary G. F. Yorke, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, has been in private practice in Austin, Texas for over 20 years. He and his wife co-founded Austin Behavioral Health Center which provides play therapy and assessment services to children and adolescents. Dr. Yorke is also president and founder of, an internet based store for child clinicians. He is creator of My First Therapy Game, The Social and Emotional Competence Game, The Social and Emotional Competence Card Game, and author of My Medication Workbook. He has presented workshops on storytelling, ADHD, child therapy, assessment, Bipolar Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and the use of games in child and play therapy.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gary G. F. Yorke is the founder and president of, LLC. Dr. Yorke receives royalties for The Social & Emotional Competence Game, The Social & Emotional Competence Card Game, and My Medication Workbook. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Gary has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


Non-financial: Gary G. F. Yorke has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.