Q and A with Dr. Daniel Kaufmann on writing “The Gamers Journey”

What inspired you to write this book? I’ve always felt that video games use the concept of mythology to help us follow the journey in her favorite stories even since the time I was young. As I grew older and became more educated, I started reading different books about mythology and philosophy for fun because […]

Q and A with Dr. Jamie Madigan and The Psychology of Dungeons and Dragons

“The Psychology of Dungeons and Dragons” What inspired you to write this book? I’d had a lot of fun writing a similar book about the psychology of video games that explored why they were designed how they are and why we behaved as we do when we play them. A lot of those same questions […]

Exploring Post-Traumatic Growth in Persona 5: The Royal Through Social Penetration Theory

In the realm of psychological research, the intersection of video games and mental health has emerged as a fertile ground for exploration. A recent article written by authors who have worked on other Geek Therapeutics projects have been published in the Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy Research and examines this intriguing intersection with a focus […]

Quest for Closure: Navigating Grief with ‘Onward

Therapeutic Intervention Using “Onward” for Grieving and Growing Up Without a Father Therapeutic Focus: This intervention focuses on processing grief and exploring the emotional and psychological effects of growing up without a father, using the characters and plot of “Onward” to guide the therapeutic narrative and activities. Steps in the Intervention Story Review and Identification: […]

DBT at the Bar None: Life Skills from Hey Dude

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Through the Lens of “Hey Dude” Introduction to DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a cognitive-behavioral treatment developed to help people learn to manage their emotions, cope with stress, and improve relationships with others. DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. Connecting DBT to “Hey Dude”: The interactions among […]

“Saiyan Strengths CBT: Harnessing Resilience in Dragon Ball Z

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Through the Lens of “Dragon Ball Z” Introduction to CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. It emphasizes the importance of thinking in how we feel and what we do, and it is based on the belief that thoughts, […]

Exploring Inner Worlds with Art Therapy: The Christopher Robin Approach

Art Therapy Through the Lens of Christopher Robin   Introduction to Art Therapy: Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages self-expression through art-making. This therapeutic approach helps individuals resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and achieve insight by using artistic media and the creative process.   Connecting Art Therapy to […]

Huck Finn Adventure Model: Conquering Fears with Exposure Therapy – Copy

Exposure Therapy Through the Lens of Huck Finn   Introduction to Exposure Therapy: Exposure therapy is a psychological treatment developed to help people confront their fears. The idea is that through repeated exposures to the feared object or context, the person learns to reduce their anxiety and distress, ultimately diminishing the fear’s control over their […]

Finding Clarity in Chaos: Doug Funnie’s Journey through Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Through the Lens of Doug Funnie   Introduction to ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages individuals to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. ACT focuses on six core processes: Cognitive Defusion, Acceptance, Contact with the Present Moment, […]

Existential Therapy Through with Sophia Petrillo

Existential Therapy Through the Lens of Sophia Petrillo   Introduction to Existential Therapy: Existential therapy focuses on concepts that are universally applicable to human existence including death, freedom, responsibility, and the search for meaning. Unlike many other therapies, it is not about resolving past traumas but rather about finding personally relevant answers to the fundamental […]

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