How can I join the Geek Therapy Network?
One of our goals is to help as many geeky helping professionals share their work with the world. We do this by providing technical support, training, and mentoring for launching a blog, podcast, or other projects.
If you have a project idea that you think would be a great addition to the Geek Therapy Network, email us at email@example.com.Back to Index
What is the Geek Therapy Network?
The Geek Therapy Network is a collaborative of independent content creators who believe in Geek Therapy’s mission of using Geek culture for good.
GT Network projects focus on exploring and understanding media through the lens of mental health and psychology. Our content allows helping professionals to see this practice at work on a weekly basis, through different voices and different media.
Most of our content creators are helping professionals including mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, clinical psychologists, and teachers. Their content ranges from deep dives into their favorite media like Steven Universe, Disney, Assassin’s Creed, and Babylon 5, or more broad topics on shows like GT Radio, Headshots, Rolling for Change, Geek Family Therapy, and Jedi Counsel.Back to Index
What is Geek Therapy?
Geek Therapy is a part of the wonderful world of helping professionals integrating Geek culture into their work. Think psychologists using comic books, counseling using D&D, recreational therapists using anime, or teachers using video games to teach history.
The term Geek Therapy was coined by Josué Cardona in 2011 and refers to a specific model of integrating Geek culture into practice. He was inspired by the Geek culture work of Lawrence Rubin, Robin Rosenberg, Patrick O’Connor, and others and his clinical training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Center in NYC, to develop his model further.
Since 2011, Geek Therapy has grown into a brand for teaching and promoting the ideas of the Geek Therapy model and the work of others in the geeky helping professional community.Back to Index