Women in Gaming

Season 3 | Episode 3

Gaming Recovery Trigger Warning: In this episode we talk about game genres, types of games, name some specific games, talk about VR, things that might be fun to play, and types of positive aspects of gaming. We also mention that gaming can be addicting and can have other potential harms. If any of this is triggering, we encourage you to protect your recovery and understand that you might choose to not listen to this episode.

Women in Gaming

You may have heard that women are now nearly 50% of gamers, but that data generally includes all genres including mobile games.  When it comes to online multiplayer and first person shooter games, it’s still very male-dominated.  What’s it like for women gamers in these settings?  Dr. McGinnis shares a fascinating view from her 20 years of experience as a female gamer, a researcher of video games and anger, and her experience as a professional counselor, about what it’s like for women in a male-dominated gamer culture.



Assistant Director
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

With Special Guest:

Carol McGinnis, Ph.D, SIP, BC-TMH, LCPC, NCC

Associate Professor of Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track Coordinator