Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy

About this Training

A common thread lies within the genres of science fiction, video games, comics, super heroes, and similar geeky topics - overcoming adversity and personal growth. Through the content, characters, and adventures experienced via geek media, people can find inspiration to defeat their own super villains in life. The goal of this training is to develop cultural competency surrounding geek media and its ability to empower clients through the stories they tell and experiences through consumption. If you’d like to understand how to help your clients find their superpower via clinical empowerment, please join us for a training led by Dr. Sarah Sawyer on the topic. She is a pioneering expert in geek psychology - specializing in identity exploration, application of geek media, and LGBTQIA+.

Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Compile more attuned treatment interventions for appropriate clients - particularly via skills focused on empowerment.

  • #2

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

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.



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

    Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy

    • Welcome to the Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy Workshop

    • Empowering Clients with Geek Therapy PPT Handout

    • Geek Culture & Play Therapy

  • 2

    Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy Video

    • Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy

    • The Therapeutic Potential of Geek Culture in Play Therapy

  • 3

    Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy Learning Objectives Quiz

    • Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy Learning Objectives Quiz

  • 4

    Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy CE Evaluation

    • Empowering Clients Through Geek Therapy 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: 05/09/2020

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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