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Supercharge your Therapeutic Practice with our innovative, geeky trainings available anytime, anywhere!


Welcome to the intersection of passion and professional growth! At our workshops and training sessions, we don't just teach skills — we ignite your potential through the lens of pop culture. 

"Loved this! I'm a Star Wars geek so definitely loved every bit of the presentation! I learn more every time! The use of 'The Hero's Journey' and client narratives was just brilliant and so fun!"

— 'Jedi Mind Tricks: Integrating Play Therapy with Star Wars Narratives' training attendee

Why train with us?d

  • Engaging Content for All: While we sprinkle in some pop culture references, our workshops are designed to resonate with everyone, regardless of their level of interest in popular media. We ensure that our content is relatable and accessible, making learning a breeze for all participants.

  • Unlock Your Creativity: Pop culture is a goldmine of creativity, and we harness its power to inspire innovation and fresh perspectives. Even if you're not a pop culture buff, our workshops will ignite your creative spark and help you think outside the box.

  • Actionable Insights: Beyond the pop culture references, our workshops focus on imparting practical skills that are essential for professional growth. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, you'll gain actionable insights to propel your career forward.

  • A New Hope Therapy Center is an Approved CE Provider for the Association for Play Therapy™ (APT™) - Approved Provider and our CEO Maria Laquerre-Diego is an Approved Provider for the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

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"There are so many aspects of pop culture I am not aware of, this was extremely enlightening! I found it very revealing to point out all the different areas of pop culture that sometimes I miss, since I'm so focused in my own little world. Super interesting to cover such a broad variety of interests and to label pop culture as such"

— Geek Play Therapy Summit attendee
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Trainings Available


Simply click on the trainings below for more information and to register.

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"I loved/appreciated the resources that Jared provided and how he linked them to the things I am already doing in my work. Jared was great!"

— 'Raiders of the Lost Art: Lessons in Play Therapy from Indiana Jones' training attendee


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