Geek Therapy and Geek Therapist Training
Become A Certified Geek Therapist

Certified Geek Therapist

Becoming A Geek Therapist

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  • Has obtained the Certificate in Geek Cultural Competency and additionally undergone additional training in other areas of geek therapy within Two Years of obtaining their Certificate in Geek Culture Competency status. Has undergone further specialized training in two of the core areas of Geek Therapy: Video Games, Anime, TTRPGS, Fan Fiction, and Media totaling 40 hours of training.

  • There is a requirement of supervision by a Certified Geek Therapist Diplomate in order to obtain Certification Status along with vignette discussions.

  • Once certification is approved, the Certified Geek Therapist can continue to use the term “Certified Geek Therapist” and all licensing and imaging rights for marketing purposes.


 
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The applicant must meet the criteria and requirements to apply for the certification process.

  1. The applicant must be licensed by a governing board in their State or Province of residence.

  2. The applicant must be in good standing and provide proof of the license.

  3. The applicant then prepares and submits an application to become credentialed as a Certified Geek Therapist after obtaining their Certificate in Geek Cultural Competency and pay any associated fees with the application. This allows Leyline to follow your progress and manage all of the necessary documents throughout the process.

  4. Individuals not wishing to pursue a Certificate or Certification are allowed to take trainings individually if wanted whether they are licensed by a governing board in their state or province of residence, however, the trainings may not count towards the certification or certificate without meeting the full requirements.


 
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Documentation of Eligibility and Requirements

  1. A completed application form

  2. A copy of the candidate’s State or Providence license

  3. Copies of completion of training as requested in the certification requirements

  4. A signed attestation that the candidate has met all the requirements to be Certified in Geek Therapy

  5. Must have signed the Geek Therapy Ethical Code of Conduct.

Bean Professional Psychological Services, PLLC will certify candidates who meet and attest to the above requirements.  Certified therapists can choose to be listed on our national registry of certified Geek Therapy providers.


Re-Credentialing

Re-credentialing takes place every two years.

Certified Geek Therapists have to take a minimum of 12 hours of CEUs by Certified Geek Therapy Trainers - online or offline within their two year span in order to keep their Certified Geek Therapist status.