Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions

About this Training

Queer and geek identities share an unfortunate commonality - that of an other among their community. Their arcs of presence in the U.S. are more and more mainstream, becoming vital in the conversation about what it is to be a geek and how being queer has anything to do with it. The goal of this training is to develop cultural competency surrounding the geek community, online and live social dynamics, and social identity theory relating to them. If you’d like to understand how these forms of identity intersect, exist, and belong in the realm of mental health, please join us for a training led by Dr. Sarah Sawyer on the topic. She is an out clinician, and a pioneering expert in geek psychology - specializing in identity and the LGBTQIA+ population.

Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Describe queer cultural presence in overarching geek topics (comics, gaming, fiction).

  • #2

    Use an understanding of queer geek identity to better connect with, understand, and guide clients.

1 APA Hour Upon Completion

The Telos Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Telos Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Geek Therapeutics is an approved Cosponsor.
NBCC ACEP # 7042

1 NBCC Hour Upon Completion

Geek Therapeutics has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7042. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Geek Therapeutics is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
NBCC ACEP # 7042

1 ACE CE Hour Upon Completion

Geek Therapeutics, #1769, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Geek Therapeutics maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/19/2021 – 05/19/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Instructor(s)

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Sarah Sawyer

Sarah A.H. Sawyer, PsyD, is a licensed mental health counselor, associate clinician, and post-doctoral fellow at Sound Psychopathology and Assessment in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in integration of geek culture in the therapeutic setting, working with adults and youth, and the application of favored fictional anthologies as a therapeutic technique via role-modeling and analogous experience discussion. She has authored a clinical article for iThrive Organization, spoken on multiple academic panels, and is a moderator for Take This, a nonprofit whose mission is to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.

Enjoy These Further Benefits!

  • Understand Your Clients

    Learn how to understand and work with your clients using proven strategies derived from competent practice, knowledge, and culture while knowing what questions to ask them.

  • Learn From A Leader In The Field

    Presented by one of the leading experts in the field of Psychology, this training presents upon the topic using real life examples.

  • Become Knowledgeable In The Culture

    Through understanding the culture and connecting with our clients, we create meaning, relationships, and a place for new thought to birth.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions

    • Welcome to the Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions Workshop!

    • Intro to Queerness PPT Handout

  • 2

    Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions Video

    • Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions

  • 3

    Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions Learning Objectives Quiz

    • Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions Quiz

  • 4

    Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions CE Evaluation

    • Queerness in Geek Spaces – LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality with Geek Passions CE Evaluation

  • 5

    Final Steps

    • Here are the next steps!

Other Information

Access is provided to the course via email after registration and payment is made.

System Requirements: A computer and a stable internet connection.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health Professionals.

Content Level: Beginner

Course Completion Requirements: Completing all sections of the training of written information, video completion, learning objectives quiz, and course evaluation.  Evaluations are part of the coursework.  The certificate will then be generated immediately after all requirements have been completed.

Date Recorded: 01/11/2020

Please contact Geek Therapeutics for any grievances at hello@geektherapeutics.com.

Disability Accommodations

It is the responsibility of the Individual to contact Geek Therapeutics to request disability accommodations at Hello@geektherapeutics.com.   

Geek Therapeutics is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact Geek Therapeutics immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.

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