ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens

About this Training

In teaching clients about the concepts of ACT metaphor is a powerful tool. ACT therapists use a wide range of metaphor’s in their day to day practice. This training is to help provide geek specific metaphors to help clinicians find the metaphors that will best resonate with their clients. We will use examples from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Avatar the Last Air Bender, YA Novels and more, to teach the principles of ACT.

ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Participants will describe how metaphors are used in ACT.

  • #2

    Participants will list at least three different metaphors that utilize geek culture.

  • #3

    Participants will compile tools on how to identify potential metaphors in the geek media they consume.

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 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Megan Connell

Dr. Megan Connell is a board-certified clinical psychologist whose practice encompasses a wide variety of topics and approaches. Her innovated work with girls, geeks and games has garnered her national attention, particularly for her work in applied role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. She co-developed applied, therapeutic role-playing games training curriculum for mental health professionals. Dr. Connell has appeared on Geek and Sundry to talk about the interface of gaming and psychology, regularly speaks at major gaming conventions nationally, and she writes, directs, and produces the YouTube series Psychology at the Table, as well as the live play Dungeons & Dragons game Clinical Roll. She is active on Twitter as @MeganPsyD.

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

    ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens

    • Welcome to the ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens Workshop

    • ACT and Geek Therapy Handout

  • 2

    ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens Video

    • ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens Video

  • 3

    ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens Learning Objectives Quiz

    • ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens Learning Objectives Quiz

  • 4

    ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens CE Evaluation

    • ACT Metaphors Using Geek Culture: Geek Therapy Through the ACT Lens 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: 09/12/2020

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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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