LIVE webinar on June 18, 2024 from 10 am-12 pm PST

Geek Therapy Meets Play Therapy!

  • Join us LIVE on June 18 or watch the 14-day replay

  • Earn 2 CE hours and APT-approved non-contact hours

  • Build your skills as a child therapist & play therapist

What to Expect

Geek therapy and play therapy are innovative and effective approaches that harness the power of personal interests and creativity to promote emotional and psychological well-being.

Geek therapy recognizes that individuals often find solace and meaning in their geeky passions, whether it's through video games, comics, or other fandoms. Therapists incorporate these interests into the therapeutic process, allowing clients to explore their emotions, develop coping skills, and build resilience in a context that feels comfortable and engaging.

Play therapy, on the other hand, taps into the natural language of children by utilizing play as a means of communication and healing.

Both approaches encourage self-expression, build a therapeutic rapport, and foster personal growth by embracing individuality and creativity, making them valuable tools in the field of mental health that can cater to a diverse range of clients and their unique needs.

Objective 1

List the 20 therapeutic powers of play to describe the inherent qualities in a play therapy session.

Objective 2

Identify 2-3 valuable resources (web sites, books) to enhance your “geek therapy” knowledge.

Objective 3

Apply 3-4 creative play therapy interventions using video games, LEGO, sandtray and more.

About The Speaker

Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT™

Sophia Ansari is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist™, international speaker, author, educator, and owner of the Let’s Play Therapy Institute. She is a leader in Positive Education who works with schools and organizations around the world to build safe, inclusive, and strengths-based educational settings. She also coordinates wellness programs for displaced refugees and immigrants in Chicago, IL.

Sophia is known for her work in incorporating pop culture and video games in therapy through her numerous publications, Comic-Con panels, media appearances, and play therapy workshops. 

She co-hosts Hero Nation, a podcast on the Geek Therapy Network, which celebrates diversity in the media and explores how to use geek culture in therapy.

Sophia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wright State University and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.

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Register now!

Register now for early bird rates! Early bird registration of $49 for 2 hours will be live with coupon EARLYJUN24 from now through June 1, 2024. After that, the general registration price of $59 will apply.

Pssst. We also offer discounted registration for graduate students, therapists working in non profits, and groups of 4+. Scroll down to "Training Costs" to access our coupon code list for discounted training rates!

Important Details

Here are some more of those oh-so-important details about the workshop. If you have additional questions that we haven't answered here, reach out below!

Course Outline

  • 30 minutes: Introduction to play therapy and geek therapy

  • 1.5 hours: Interventions and case examples

  • 30 minutes: Resources and Q&A

Training Costs

General registration for this event is $59 for 2 hours, and we offer discounted registration for graduate students, therapists working in non profits, and groups of 4+. Contact us using the form below to receive a coupon code if you don't see your coupon code listed.

  • Early bird: $49 with coupon code EARLYJUN24

  • Non profits/groups: $39 with coupon code SAVE24

  • Grad students: $29 with coupon code LEARN24

Post Test/Evaluation

A workshop evaluation and short post test with a passing score of 80% is required for all Speaker Series webinars. Participants may re-take the post test if needed until a passing score of 80% is achieved. All personal info related to our students including email addresses, exam scores, etc. remains confidential within the Atlas Institute.

All participants who are seeking APT-Approved non-contact hours must complete an additional evaluation & post-test through Seattle Play Therapy Training Center.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.

This workshop is co-sponsored by Seattle Play Therapy Training Center, APT Approved Provider 18-545. Participants are eligible for APT-Approved non-contact hours for both live and recorded sessions upon completion of a separate post-test and evaluation. 

Those who attend live are eligible to complete the post-test immediately, and those who watch the 14-day replay will receive a webinar certificate after completing all course requirements.

Co-Sponsorship with Seattle Play Therapy Training Center

This workshop is co-sponsored by Seattle Play Therapy Training Center, APT Approved Provider 18-545.

Participants are eligible for 2 APT-Approved non-contact hours for both live and recorded sessions upon completion of a separate post-test and evaluation.

Learn more about Seattle Play Therapy Training Center here.

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Refund Policy

All training purchases are final. 100% refunds are not issued; however, should the participant wish to cancel the purchased training, 100% of the non-refundable monies may be used towards the purchase of a future training through the Atlas Institute. The purchaser is asked to mention this policy when purchasing the next training in order to receive the discount.

Training Policies

  • This workshop will be taught in webinar format, which means attendee camera/microphones will be turned off throughout the event.

  • This webinar will be held live and then recorded for on demand viewing. By registering, you give your consent for recording.

  • A 14-day free replay will be available to you if you are unable to attend live.

  • Even if you cannot attend live, you must register in advance to be given access to the replay.

  • All course requirements must be completed by the end of 14 days in order to earn credit. Refunds will not be issued for failure to complete requirements in a timely manner.

  • All participants will be asked to complete an eval & post test. If you do so, you will receive a continuing education certificate.

  • You will be given immediate access to the training page & receive an email before the webinar containing the Google Meet link (you should check your spam/junk folder if you don't see it).

  • The meeting link is only for registered attendees; You may not share it with anyone else.

  • Your name will be added to the Atlas Institute mailing list to be notified of future training opportunities. You will have the option to opt in or out of future communication.

  • You acknowledge that you are responsible for understanding and following the outlined policies.

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