Master social emotional learning (SEL) skills through the power of play!
What Is PsychQuest?
We believe that every child deserves to have the opportunity to express themselves, connect with others and engage with the world on their terms. As the pandemic eases and we begin to open up, it's become more and more essential for children who have missed out on opportunities to meet their friends to hone and develop the important social skills needed to function effectively in today's society.
PsychQuest leverages the power of tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons to teach your child essential social skills in a fun, low stakes environment.
PsychQuest helps your child:
Expand their social circle and make awesome new friends
Express themselves through imagination and creativity
Socialise within small, safe groups with other children who understand them and how they see the world
Develop important social skills like:
Confidence and self-esteem
Effective communication skills such as persuasion and negotiation
Working in a team
Understanding and appreciating non-verbal expressions like body language and tone
Dungeons and What?
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game played with pen and paper or digital tools. It was published in 1974 and has since been played by over 50 million people around the world. It's recently experienced a renaissance of sorts after being featured heavily in hit Netflix show, "Stranger Things".
In it, a Game Master narrates a adventure and presents players with choices at important intervals. Players use their imagination to interact with characters and situations however they want, resulting in a collaborative story where everyone can be a hero.
That said, a well established game like D&D usually requires time-consuming set up and familiarising yourself with complicated rules before you even start to play. At PsychQuest, we've developed a simplified form of D&D so your child can jump straight into the action and focus on the imaginative, fantastic and creative side of things!
"Want to charm a magical book into divulging the location of a secret library? How about play as a excitable dwarf with a hidden sword in his beard? In PsychQuest, anything's possible!"
How It Works:
1. Set Your Goals
Sign up for the Demo session and we'll send you a questionnaire so you can tell us more about your child's social skills goals. Besides getting a chance to try out PsychQuest, we'll also find out if your child's goals and play style make them more suitable for group or private sessions.
2. Play The Demo
It's time for your child's first taste of PsychQuest! With the power of imagination (and some strategic props and lights), they'll brave exciting locales, deal with bad guys and discover awesome treasure, all the while getting plenty of opportunities to practice their social emotional learning skills. Sylvie, our resident clinical psychologist, will be on-site to make sure your child keeps on track!
3. Continue Your Adventure
Sign up for our epic, 10-session campaigns to further develop your child's social skills in a consistent, safe environment. Besides an awesome, multi-act storyline, your child will also be entertained with a whole range of clinically curated activities, including roleplaying, art and drama projects. As part of the service, you'll also receive regular online consultations with Sylvie via Zoom, to keep on top of your child's progress.
Adventure Your Way:
Want to see if PsychQuest is right for your child? Book an introductory session to find out more!
Party campaigns are epic, multi-session adventures that groups your child with other children as part of their party. This gives your child the chance to engage socially inside and outside of PsychQuest! We cap every party at 5 brave heroes, so your child will get the attention they need to develop their social skills..
If your child requires specialised attention or plays better alone at the moment, our solo campaigns brings them on an epic, multi-session adventure that they can enjoy by themselves. Plenty of opportunities to socialise with characters in the game will still allow them to build the social skills they need!
I've always believed that play is an important and established tool in therapy. Tabletop RPGs, specifically, have been shown to be effective platforms for the delivery of socio-emotional skills in an exciting format that engages and enthralls.
I'm usually a clinical psychologist on the weekdays, and a gamer on the weekends. At PsychQuest however, I'm both! And it's my quest to guide your child on epic adventures where they can learn and practice important social and emotional skills, all while battling monsters and rescuing townsfolk!
Credentials and Licenses:
Master of Clinical Psychology (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Masters of Science (Psychology) (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Singapore Registered Psychologist, Member of Singapore Psychological Society
Certified Tabletop Roleplaying Game Therapist (Geek Therapeutics, US)
Game Master, Nerd, Art Therapy Trained
I started my career as a videogame artist making 3D models for games such as Nioh, Final Fantasy and Dynasty Warriors. I have also since dabbled in UX Design and Product Management.i
Despite being an avid console/PC gamer, I very quickly fell in love with the simplicity and freedom of D&D and other tabletop RPGs. Especially since it let me literally mock a monster to death that one time.
Tabletop gaming's been a hugely positive influence in my life, and I believe that everyone should have an avenue to express themselves like I get to, and what better way than with fireballs?
But don't just take our word for it...
Q: Does my child need to know how to play Dungeons & Dragons?
A: Not at all. We run a simplified version of D&D that gets the adventure up and running without sacrificing any of the fun and creativity unique to these games.
Q: What’s the age range for PsychQuest?
A: We find that children aged 9-16 make the best PsychQuest heroes! However we do separate our sessions (9-12 and 13-16) so players can play with others of similar age.
Q: How long is each PsychQuest?
A: Each session lasts about 2hours and includes time to check-in, play and summarise our learnings.
Q: Where is PsychQuest based?
A: We are based in Singapore! At the moment, we run our games out of Bloom Child Psychology, Concorde Shopping Centre 317 Outram Rd, #02-56 Singapore, SG 169075.
Q: Do you run virtual PsychQuests?
A: We believe that alot of the subtlety in interaction is lost when sessions are run remotely and thus prioritise face to face sessions. That said, we are developing a remote curriculum and will update our services once it satisfies our standards.
Want to find us?
Bloom Child Psychology
317 Outram Road #02-56
Concorde Shopping Centre
Imelia, 10, Elf Magician
So fun, everything I like!
Cayden, 12, Human Bard
It is fun!
From outside, I heard very engaging , interesting storytelling. Very lively. Thank you for the opportunity!