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.



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

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