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Geek Therapy Certification Course: Theory, Mindset, and Application for Practitioners

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Learn the Geek Therapy® Model and Get Certified

By becoming Geek Therapy Certified, you’ll show the world that you’ve learned our affinity-based theory, mindset, and techniques and are committed to using Geek culture and popular media in a professional and ethical manner.

Geek Therapy’s mission is to advocate for and teach the effective and meaningful use of popular media in therapeutic, educational, and community practice. Our organization stewards the Geek Therapy® model and its community through different educational activities, including the annual TAGGS conference and this certification course.

This certification is designed to be accessible to all therapists, educators, and community practitioners regardless of education level and experience. The price for the certification course is “pay what you wish,” including certification.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be included in Geek Therapy’s Referral Program of certified practitioners.

Become Geek Therapy® Certified

Learn the GT® model from the Geek Therapy nonprofit organization’s instructors.

Two-Hour Course

The certification course is two hours, delivered online and live. Two NBCC credit hours will be provided.

Pay What You Wish

Our mission is to maintain the Geek Therapy® Model accessible and ask for a suggested donation of $20 upon registering, but participants may choose what to pay.

When and Where

When: August 24, 2004 at 9-11AM Pacific Time. To see the time in your local time zone, go here.

Where: The August 24, 2024 course is offered online. Participants must attend live and the course will not be recorded.

Registration Requirements

Participants must complete the registration and payment form found here.

There are no minimum education or licensure requirements for taking this course and obtaining certification.

Course Description

This certification course introduces participants to the Geek Therapy® Model, an affinity-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the best way to understand each other is through what we care about. Geek Therapy teaches how to use the interests and preferences of clients and practitioners to enhance the therapeutic process.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify client affinities and integrate them into treatment in a meaningful way.
  • Utilize the Geek Therapy mindset statements to conceptualize cases and assess key opportunities for change.
  • Develop skills related to Geek Therapy tools and techniques, including the GT Library and the 3 A’s.
  • Apply the Geek Therapy Model alongside other theoretical orientations.

Instructor

Josué Cardona is the founder of Geek Therapy. Josué holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and trained in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare, mental health, and education. Josué has presented Geek Therapy at professional and pop culture conferences and through media appearances to audiences around the world.

Geek Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7507. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Geek Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Contact Information:
Mailing Address: 17722 Vanowen St #1001, Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: 347-494-1102
E-Mail: learn@geektherapy.org
Website: https://geektherapy.org

Additional Details, Policies, and FAQs

When: August 24, 2004 at 9-11AM Pacific Time. To see the time in your local time zone, go here.

Where: The August 24, 2024 course is offered online. Participants must attend live and the course will not be recorded.

No, participants must attend live and the course will not be recorded.

There are no minimum education or licensure requirements for taking this course and obtaining certification.

To attend the course, participants must complete the registration and payment form found here.

To obtain certification, participant must attend the course and complete an evaluation and certification usage agreement form.

As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism within the Geek Therapy community, we have established the following policy regarding certification renewal and ongoing compliance:

Certification Renewal:

The Geek Therapy Certification granted upon successful completion of the course does not require renewal. Once certified, individuals retain their certification status indefinitely.

Ongoing Compliance:

  • Despite the absence of a renewal requirement, it is expected that all certified individuals will continue to honor and adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Geek Therapy organization.
  • This includes upholding the ethical standards, practices, and usage restrictions associated with the Geek Therapy Certification, as outlined in our Trademark and Certification Usage Statement.

 

The Geek Therapy organization manages and oversees all uses of the trademark to ensure it aligns with our mission and values.

Certification Rights and Restrictions

1. Certification Title:

  • Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be granted the title “Geek Therapy Certified.”

2. Permitted Use:

  • Certified individuals may publicly state that they are “Geek Therapy Certified.”
  • This designation can be included in professional bios, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other professional documentation to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge in Geek Therapy principles and practices.

3. Professional Practice:

  • Certified individuals who are therapists or practitioners are permitted to integrate Geek Therapy principles into their therapeutic services, including psychotherapy, without needing additional permission from the Geek Therapy organization. This includes using their certification as part of their overall professional services.

4. Restricted Use:

  • Certified individuals are not authorized to use the term “Geek Therapy” in any monetized capacity as a standalone product or service without explicit permission from the Geek Therapy organization. This includes, but is not limited to, selling products, standalone workshops, or seminars specifically branded as Geek Therapy.
  • The certification does not grant the right to teach Geek Therapy or offer certification courses. Only authorized instructors designated by the Geek Therapy organization may conduct such training and certify individuals.

5. Seeking Permission:

  • For any monetized use outside of providing integrated psychotherapeutic services or to obtain permission to teach Geek Therapy, certified individuals must submit a formal request to the Geek Therapy organization. Each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure alignment with our mission and standards.

The Geek Therapy certification signifies a strong understanding and commitment to the principles of Geek Therapy. We trust that certified individuals will honor these guidelines to maintain the integrity and quality of the Geek Therapy model and brand.

For further inquiries or to request permissions, please contact us at certification@geektherapy.org.

The Geek Therapy Certification Course is offered every two to three months, depending on the time of year. See https://geektherapy.org for updates.

Yes! If your company or organization is interested in training a group of participants, please contact us. The course can be tailored to your group's profession and client population.

Participants will receive their certificate within 48 hours of completing the evaluation form and certification agreement.

Geek Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7507. No other CEs are currently provided.

The course is offered online, through Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation by Participant:

  • Full Refund: As the course operates on a “pay what you wish” basis and is considered a donation, participants are eligible for a full refund if they notify us at least 48 hours before the course start date.
  • No Refund: Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the course start date are not eligible for a refund.

Cancellation by Geek Therapy Organization:

  • In the unlikely event that the Geek Therapy organization cancels the course, participants will receive a full refund of their donation.

Exceptional Circumstances:

  • We understand that emergencies and exceptional circumstances can occur. Participants who need to cancel due to such circumstances (e.g., medical emergencies, bereavement) should contact us as soon as possible. We will review these cases on an individual basis and may offer a full refund at our discretion.

Contact Information:

  • For cancellations, or any other inquiries related to the course, please contact us at hello@geektherapy.org.
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