Memes, Society, and Culture

About this Training

This training is an essential examination of the impact that memes have on modern society and digital culture. We will begin with some of the definitions that help ground this newer model of civic engagement. An overview will be provided to explain how memes are used as a form of social interaction within online communities and how they are transmitted beyond the Internet. Examples of the various forms of memetic engagement will be shown throughout the presentation, concluding in a brief point of reflection of how this knowledge helps psychology professionals develop better practices in a therapeutic setting regarding memetic communication.

A Primer on Popular Culture

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Identify and define what Memes, Society, and Culture are within our society.

  • #2

    Identify three ways how Memes, Society, and Culture can be used in therapeutic practice.

Play Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Participants will be able to define play therapy and identify the 10 seminal theories and historically relevant approaches that guide play therapy practice.

  • #2

    Participants will identify two play therapy interventions that combine characters, themes, and/or narratives present in Geek Culture that harness the therapeutic power of play for supporting the mental health and well-being of children, adolescents, adults, and/or families.

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.

1 APT CE Hour Upon Completion

Geek Therapeutics, #21-649, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Play Therapy (APT)Approved Continuing Education program. Registered and Associated Play Therapists completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.



Shane Tilton

Dr. Shane Tilton is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Ohio Northern University. He focuses his teaching on journalistic content, memetic communication, and communication research practices. His research deals with the social psychological impact of games with a specialization in game-based learning and how music in video games affects people. His work attempts to expanding the bridge between ludology and pedagogy in the college classroom. His service to the academy has included work with the Games Studies interest division of both the National Communication Association and International Communication Association. Dr. Tilton was also the chair of the "Two Year/Small College Interest Division" for the Broadcast Education Association and was the former chair of the "Communication and the Future" for the National Communication Association. His work has been internationally recognized.

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

    Memes, Society, and Culture

    • Welcome to the Memes, Society, and Culture Workshop

    • Memes, Society, and Culture PPT Handout

    • Geek Culture & Play Therapy

  • 2

    Memes, Society, and Culture Video

    • Memes, Society, and Culture

    • The Therapeutic Potential of Geek Culture in Play Therapy

  • 3

    Memes, Society, and Culture Learning Objectives Quiz

    • Memes, Society, and Culture Learning Objectives Quiz

  • 4

    Memes, Society, and Culture CE Evaluation

    • Memes, Society, and Culture 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: 10/31/2020

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