Playfulness
Narratives
Emotions
Creativity
Dialogue
Sharing
Experience

Taťána Šimečková

Project coordinator of GAMES 4 THERAPY, co-author of Archipelago program

Graduate of psychology at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno

Experience both in clinical psychology and psychological counselling

Private psychologist certified in two complex psychotherapeutic approaches – Gestalt Psychotherapy and Systemic Psychotherapy

Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents

Certified Independent Marriage and Family Counsellor in the Czech Republic

My Backpack (Mijn Backpack) lector

Member of the Czech Society for Gestalt Therapy and member of the Czech Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors

 

“Psychotherapy with children for me means especially the opportunity to create something new and grow through many safe and playful experiments. For example, Joseph Zinker states that an experiment has the power to transform rigidity into a flexible client´s support system. It does not have to be demanding, serious, or even fit exactly.  It may be theatrical, cheerful, crazy, transcendental, metaphysical, humorous …


This led to the idea of using the world of computer games, animations and experiments in the therapeutic process.
 

I also believe that children, like adults, long for the truth and understanding of themselves and the world around them. The process of storytelling is also a process of integration in which individual experiences and memories gain their place in time and space and take on meaning. 

This is why the idea was born to develop programs which can help us together with children to create the healing stories of their lives in therapy.

Like all adults, I sometimes fear that I’m too old to be able to enter the realm of fantasy and give things new names. Our wish is that our programs are at least one small grain of sand that can inspire children and adults to tell their own endless stories.

With love, I dedicate my work to children who find themselves in trouble, and to adults who are looking to help them. “

 

Gabriela Vykypělová

Child psychologist and psychotherapist, co-author of Archipelago program

Graduate of psychology at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno

Graduate of comprehensive psychotherapeutic training in Gestalt psychotherapy

Certified in Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents

Experience of individual and group work with children and adolescents in different life situations

Private practice in the field of child psychology and psychotherapy, specialist in the field of alternative family care

My Backpack (Mijn Backpack) lector

Member of the Czech Society for Gestalt Therapy

Ondřej Paška

Game Developer 

Masters in Software Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague.

Creator of popular mobile game Mozkovna (won App of the Year Award in 2016).

Worked as senior programmer on the Attentat 1942 game (Czech Game of the Year 2015 Award).

Passion for educational games.

Michal Šimeček

Masters in psychology from Masaryk University in Brno.

Worked as clinical psychologist at psychiatric hospital.

Works as researcher in Transport Research Centre.

Creator of many computer aided psychological experiments and other research designs.

Jakub Rejlek

Graphic designer 

Graphic design of the Archipelago application

He focuses mainly on web and computer graphics

Marie Šimečková

Artwork