Lunch & Learn – Understanding Games, Gamers & Game Addiction 16 Mar 2020

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This lunch discussion will mainly cover two broad topics of Games and Gamers, which are two important factors for the occurrence of Game Addiction. Through the psychology behind game design, we will discuss why games are so attractive and also look at the motivations of gamers to game. Nicholas Gabriel Lim (Registered Psychologist) and Ruth Lim (Esports Coach) from COMEBACK will be sharing.

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March holidays are coming, and Term 2 will start soon. Your teen may be online more in the coming week, gaming. If you are thinking about how best to understand your teen’s gaming behaviour, this Lunch & Learn session facilitated by Carol Loi of Village Consultancy is for you!

This lunch discussion will mainly cover two broad topics of Games and Gamers, which are two important factors for the occurrence of Game Addiction. Through the psychology behind game design, we will discuss why games are so attractive and also look at the motivations of gamers to game. Nicholas Gabriel Lim (Registered Psychologist) and Ruth Lim (Esports Coach) from COMEBACK will be sharing.

Date: 16 March 2020 (Monday)
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm (let’s do lunch together and learn at the same time!)
Venue: Anywhere that is convenient to you. You just need a mobile device that has the free Zoom app. Details will be sent to you after registration.
Fee: No charges.


Panel

Carol LoiCarol Loi

Facilitator

Carol Loi is a digital literacy educator and a John Maxwell Certified leadership and family coach. She is also a Fellow of the Centre for Media Literacy. She spent over two decades in the Singapore public service, including the Ministry of Education and the Info-Communications Media Development Authority. She has a Master of Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, specialising in technology and human capital management. She and her husband are raising two teenagers.

Nicholas-Gabriel-Lim SquareNicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is a registered psychologist, who has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), the author of the ebook Clash of the Mind and Heart: Understanding Adolescents, a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, and a youth mentor!

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths. Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clincial and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently pursuing his law degree.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be life well live!

Ruth Lim

Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.