(Episode 39)

Geek Therapy with Elizabeth Sánchez Arvizu

What is Geek therapy and is it just “geeking out” in session? We answer these questions and more in this episode of This Hour has 50 Minutes with guest, Elizabeth Sanchez Arvizu. We discuss what geek therapy is (and isn’t), how she came to be interested in this type of therapy, and how it can make therapy a safe space for individuals who may have been marginalized, excluded, or struggled with fitting in because of their interests, gifts, or who they are. So whether you’re into DnD, LARPing, Marvel or Disney films, find out how these and other interests can be explored to improve mental health.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Dr. Tamara Soles and Elizabeth Sanchez Arvizu discuss Geek Therapy. The instructors review how Geek Therapy is defined, who it may be suited for, and how to use it to help meet a client’s therapeutic goals. Elizabeth provided concrete examples of how to use geek therapy beyond rapport building.

Instructor's bio

Elizabeth Sánchez Arvizu is a first generation Mexican-American with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. She’s currently finishing her PhD while creating safe spaces on social media for everyone. She created her website PsychologyForGeeks and her social media presence, superpwrtoolkit, to reduce stigma placed on mental health and the geek community. She shares resources and tips on how we can all geek out AND take care of our health.
Dr. Tamara Soles' Bio

Learning Objectives

  • Define Geek therapy
  • Identify three benefits to geek therapy
  • Identify clients who could benefit from geek therapy

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE credit certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

Look what my podcast listeners have to say

Dr. Tamara Soles skillfully dives into meaningful conversations about a variety of topics that not only relate to therapy but also translate to many other aspects of life. This podcast is thought-provoking and keeps the listener completely engaged. The exchanges are lighthearted, humorous at times, and purposeful. A worthwhile listen, simply delightful!
I have enjoyed every single episode of this podcast. Dr. Soles and her guests have done an awesome job talking about meaningful topic and sending important message about mental health while still keeping the discussions entertaining and light. Love it!
This inspiring and thought provoking hour has 50 minutes that will elevate your practice and life.
Rachel R.
Dr. Soles is very down to earth and relatable, yet professional. She asks excellent questions and makes important points. She manages to make her guests feel comfortable and elicits a friendly vibe. As a therapist I find myself learning, as well as relating to the speakers. Thank you for this excellent podcast!

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.


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