This training course will review ethical guidelines as established for mental health professionals, specifically relating to competency and professional judgement. With the introduction of new and unique interventions used within Geek Therapy, it is important for clinicians to be comprehensive in their understanding of Geek culture and aware of the ethical issues that may arise if appropriate competency is not maintained. Improving competency through important peer written readings, engaging with various Geek-culture communities, and pushing the boundaries of our own personal experiences within ‘Geekdom’ can be important in maintaining competency when working with this specific population.
Joseph Atanasio, PsyD is a person-centered licensed psychologist in the state of NY. After graduating from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a doctoral degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology, Joe transitioned to working with older adults in a variety of settings including nursing homes, adult care facilities, physical rehabilitation facilities, and assisted living. He has since been engaged in the mental health care of the underserved geriatric population. Dr. Joe has an established private practice in both Queens and Manhattan in NYC. He sees a wide range of clients ages 12 and up, focusing on depression, social anxiety, grief and loss, and stress management. He engages Clients through a variety of therapeutic models, focusing on building emotional awareness through mindfulness practices. Dr Joe is an avid D&D player and Dungeon Master for the past 3 years on his personal time, running groups in-person and online. After seeing the therapeutic potential of such a wonderful and interactive game, he began a 10-week group therapy model using Dungeons and Dragons. He runs older adult, young adult, and teen groups using the tabletop game to build critical thinking skills, social skills, and manage aspects of anxiety and depression.
How to Increase Your Geek Cultural Awareness and Clinical Competency Ethics Video
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