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84 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
GFT & Sagas Cross over part duex…. This time we meet Bruce Wayne… Kal-el was sent to none other but Gotham City in this one shot ElseWorlds event. Shannon and Kat review and discuss their feelings on the one shot. Kat discusses attachment theory some more and discusses how secure attachment helps with Post Traumatic Growth. This episode is a coming of age of Superman and though we see Bruce Wayne and Batman, the portrayal of Batman in this issue is just to show that Bruce is in his adolescence of overcoming the death and trauma of losing his parents as well as the trauma of learning that he is not of this world. It is not until he fully accepts himself for who he is that he becomes someone greater and that is Superman. Follow GFT on twitter @GeekFamTherapy Follow Sagas Podcast on twitter @SagasPodcast Follow GFT on instagram @gftherapy Follow Sagas Podcast on instagram @sagaspodcast Join us on the geek therapy forums https://forum.geektherapy.com/ Don’t forget like and subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
91 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Superman Red Son
Superman and Attachment Theory GFT is back in a big way, with a cross over episode with Saga’s Podcast. Shannon gives all the major comic details while Kat gives some psych background for the episode. It is chalk full of details on a different side of Supes you never knew. So what happens when Superman is raised in Cold War USSR???? come check out the GFT/Saga’s crossover!!!! Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow GFT on twitter @GeekFamTherapy Follow Sagas Podcast on twitter @SagasPodcast Follow GFT on instagram @gftherapy Follow Sagas Podcast on instagram @sagaspodcast Join us on the geek therapy forums https://forum.geektherapy.com/ Don’t forget like and subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
120 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
And the Pack Survives
Spoilers ahead in this episode. The last season of Game of Thrones is divisive, people either hate or love the season. But the two main families that battle against each other are the Starks and the Lannisters. The progression of the characters and the family attachments are discussed from season one to season eight. The debate rages on. Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Gian on twitter @Psychogonically Join us on the geek therapy forums https://forum.geektherapy.com/ Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
134 minutes | May 25, 2019
GFT-HCAT take over discussing End Game
The HCAT squad help Kat talk about the new Marvel Avengers movie End Game. There are so many topics to discuss and there are so many topics that are missed, but we only had 2 hours to discuss the main characters that are seen in a three-hour movie. We discuss depression in the MCU; grief and loss & hopelessness. We totally miss the chance to directly name compassion fatigue that many of the MCU members are suffering from but we do discuss the symptoms. And ultimately the relationships that everyone has and how they are affected by the snap. Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Gian on twitter @Psychogonically Follow Marc on twitter @Cuiriz96 Join us on the geek therapy forums https://forum.geektherapy.com Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
51 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
GFT is back after a long hiatus and Lea and Kat interview Lissette about her cosplay life and including her child in her cosplay. Lissette discusses autism, ABA and conventions. The photo’s that are are discussed are on the get instagram and of course please check out un-re designs Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Lea on twitter @LFBeee Follow GFT on instagram gftherapy Follow GFT on twitter @geekfamtherapy and let us know what you think about the show or what you would like us to talk about. Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
3 minutes | Feb 2, 2019
Geek Therapy Patreon Special Offer
Geek Therapy’s Josué Cardona has hijacked this feed to make a special announcement. The Geek Therapy Network, including GFT, is brought to you in part by member of Geek Therapy on Patreon. For the month of February GT is holding a special offer for all new and current members. Listen to learn more and visit patreon.com/geektherapy to become a member. Thank you!
3 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
The Landings Shooting
#19: This is a quick emotional response to the Landings Shootings from Lea as she found out about it on 8/27/18. This is a pure emotional response. There is no edits to this no intro no outro. The article attached CNN article 8/27/18 Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Lea on twitter @LFBeee Follow GFT on instagram gftherapy Follow GFT on twitter @geekfamtherapy and let us know what you think about the show or what you would like us to talk about. Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
57 minutes | Jun 2, 2018
A whole bunch of changes.
#18: This session of GFT is the end of what we will call season 1. Lea and Kat have started a new path in their careers, Kat started a mPh.D. program to get her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in working with military personnel and their families; and Lea is going for her MBA. This episode was recorded on Memorial Day and Kat and Lea discussed some information regarding the military. Too many servicemen and women take their lives! If you, or someone you know, may be considering suicide, please reach out. Veterans Crisis Line Call 1-800-273-8255 ext 1 Or text 838255 Mission 22 Battle In Distress Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Due to a lot of life just happening, Lea and Kat are changing the format. This episode will be the end of season 1 of GFT. We will be recording and changing the format so that GFT will be able to be released on a weekly basis. Geek Therapy has created a store at TeePublic where you can pick up some awesome geektherapy products like teeshirts and stickers Geek Therapy Store Next big news is Geek Therapy has created a forum for all the podcasts in the geek therapy network. You can go back and talk about any podcast in GFT or the many other podcasts. Geek Therapy Forum Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Lea on twitter @LFBeee Follow GFT on instagram gftherapy Follow GFT on twitter @geekfamtherapy and let us know what you think about the show or what you would like us to talk about. Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
69 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
#17: First we would like to apologize due to some editing issues. The program that was used to record the episode had been having issues with Audio Drift. This episode, The editing took days. Thank you Shannon. THIS WHOLE EPISODE IS SPOILERS!!!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!! Lea and Kat gush about their love of the new Black Panther Movie, as well as favorite characters and why. Kat attempts to discuss some of the familial views that are introduced in the movie but due to the love of this movie and need to just discuss what their favorite scenes are. I apologize for saying T’Challa’s name incorrectly. Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Lea on twitter @LFBeee Follow GFT on twitter @geekfamtherapy and let us know what you think about the show or what you would like us to talk about. Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
71 minutes | Feb 3, 2018
#16: Robots are being introduced into mainstream more often. We have Alexa, and google home, not to mention Siri on iPhones. Now there is the introduction to Jibo for the home that can display emotions and learns what different users in the home will like and responds accordingly. Does this influence the way family members will interact with one another? Lea discusses her fear of the AI taking over the world and killing mankind and discusses a conspiracy theory that the humans would die with the introduction to new robots thanks to Pixar. You can see the video here If you would like to read the article that Lea and Kat discuss you can check it out Monitor – January 2018 And of course PsychTech podcast discussed PARO in their episode Avatar Therapy Follow Kat on twitter @KatMFT Follow Lea on twitter @LFBeee Follow GFT on twitter @geekfamtherapy and let us know what you think about the show or what you would like us to talk about. Don’t forget to subscribe where ever you hear our podcast and please leave a review!
71 minutes | Dec 30, 2017
Holidays, movies, and possibly current events
#15: Hey we got a new logo!!!! Quick apology to begin with there might be some banging in the background, we did get rid of most of it but there is still some, I hope you can bear with us, during the episode. So we had a lot of plans that fell through. But we did get to see some movies, of course we both saw Thor: Ragnarok, but Kat did not see Justice League, and Lea refuses to see The Last Jedi. She refuses to see any Star Wars movies. There has been a lot of high power people who have been in the news lately due to sexual abuse allegations; one of them being a singer Melanie Martinez who was accused of raping her friend. We begin discussing the impact it has had on fans, as well as the importance of talking to younger fans about this before they read it on facebook or see it on youtube. We get to discuss some of what we liked in each movie, as well as some of the familial aspects of the movies. Happy Holidays from Geek Family Therapy and Happy New Year
55 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
#14: The podcast name has changed… From Geeks & Family Therapy to Geek Family Therapy…. Not too different but it rolls of the tongue easier. We are finishing the episodes on character alignment with of course EVIL… Lea and Kat also took the character alignment test and Kat is Neutral, and Lea is chaotic neutral. Go to this site and take the test yourself http://easydamus.com/alignmenttest.html Lea explains why she couldn’t be a vampire, hint*** she can’t give up sushi.
90 minutes | Nov 12, 2017
Catching Up, Character Alignments, Narrative Therapy
#13: We’ve been gone for a whole month, we are totally sorry. Yes, it’s Kat’s fault, due to overwhelming work schedules and crisis, as well as getting very sick and then injured, October was just not a good month. But here it is lucky number 13. Lea and Kat discuss the neutral characters from Marvel and DC. Kat explains how a character’s alignment help her clients in discussing some of their past traumas utilizing a modality of narrative therapy in which she will have her clients externalize their problems from themselves by creating comic versions of themselves and personifying their issues in their comics to help them identify the true problem and its effects on their life. Of course, Lea and Kat did take an alignment test which confirmed what everyone already knows; Kat is easy. http://easydamus.com/alignmenttest.html go check it out yourself and take the test.
58 minutes | Oct 14, 2017
NY Comic Con
#12: Lea, Kat & Shannon ( the man behind the curtain of GFT) went to New York Comic Con. On Thursday and Friday the floor was busy but not so busy that it was hard to walk, but on Saturday and Sunday, the press of bodies was insane, making it nearly impossible to walk. Lea discusses some of the craziness that is cosplaying during a con. Kat discusses con plague prevention with the use of respirators like the one she got from http://www.un-re.com/ All the things on the page are handmade. Kat and Leah got to interview Jason Porath the author and creator of Reject Princesses. http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/ Kat attempted to get the book on Friday from Jason at artist Alley and he had already sold out on Thursday night. By Friday night Harper-Collins had sold out of the book as well. Jason was very nice and offered to answer some questions for the podcast. The interview was during Sunday…. A notoriously busy day at NYCC due to the fact that it is still considered family day at the con. This is the day that people will normally bring their children so the amount of people is insane. If you haven’t heard of Rejected Princesses, check out the sight. Or https://www.facebook.com/rejectedprincesses/ or search Tumblr for Rejected Princesses. You can buy the book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble as well it’s hard cover, it’s 384 pages, it’s not recommended for children, and the books go by rating, so the more graphic, the further in the back the story would be.
84 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Character Alignments pt 1
#11: This is the episode before NYCC. Both Leah and Kat have been going for years, and they will be attending again. There will be, of course, a NYCC exclusive episode discussing family’s who attend conventions, as well family’s who cosplay together. The plan, maybe speak to family’s on Sunday, which used to be called Family Day. Not that this is completely off what we would normally talk about but we are discussing Character Alignment. This episode focuses solely on the good character alignment. Kat used to play D&D frequently with her Best Friend as the DM and several other friends, playing for hours (usually from 7 pm to somewhere around 6 am) . After the comic con episode GFT will record the next two episodes, and of course finally discuss the importance of character alignment within D&D and..
63 minutes | Sep 3, 2017
Apps in therapy
#10: I think I should preface this by saying in no way should any of these apps be used without therapy. These are not ways to diagnose or treat alone, but in conjunction with mental health professionals. https://www.codetherapyfilm.com/ Code therapy is a 15 minute documentary that discusses depression. Discussing that depression is the second largest cause of disability in the world and then discussing apps that can be used to help those who are suffering from depression. http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/top-10-mental-health-apps/slideshow/2608/ . The top 10 mental health apps that are discussed during the podcast. Kat talks about her use of Breath 2 Relax and its use of diaphragmatic breathing (breathing into the belly as opposed to the chest) . Many of the other apps that are on the list express that they should be used with the help of a mental health professional, and Talkspace; an app that is supposed to make therapy more accessible, has even posted that they are not to be as a substitute for in person therapy. On psych tech Josúe and Kelly discuss Woebot a CBT AI that runs with facebook messenger. I am not going to discuss it I’m just going to leave this link right here for you to listen to it when you can. https://www.psychtechpodcast.com/?powerpress_pinw=338-podcast
81 minutes | Aug 12, 2017
What is Sarahah, PTSD in comics and real life.
#9: We talk about the new social media app, Sarahah. Kat makes fun of the name, because she can’t say it. Lea talks about her use in it. The premise isn’t a bad idea, especially when we are discussing the implications it has in the work force, but it should have been left as an individual application for companies to decide to use to help strengthen the weak links, or build moral by people being able to discuss the strengths of their co-worker anonymously. But what it is is a social media app where people tear apart and insult their “friends” anonymously. We will discuss the difficulties and mental health implications this will have in another episode. In America at least 70% of the population has experienced a traumatic event. We discuss the statistics of PTSD, how it is diagnosed, and types of treatments that are used to help those diagnosed with PTSD http://www.healmyptsd.com/education/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-statistics . Do Wolverine, Tony Stark, and Bruce Wayne have PTSD? Using generic information on Wolverine, and Bruce Wayne…. and Iron Man 3 we attempt to see if these characters meet the criteria
63 minutes | Aug 1, 2017
Meta Batman, Female Doctor, BHNB
#8: SPOILERS!!!!!!!!! OMG Batman is a meta… Kat goes on a rant on how everyone says that Batman is the best super hero because he has no super powers (other than he’s super rich, doesn’t make him a hero), and now….. in the Suicide Squad, he is classified as a meta due to his exposure to Nth metal. He is classified as such from all of our favourite super bitch Amanda Waller. BBC has announced that the new doctor is (drum roll please) Jodi Whitaker and Butt Hurt Nerd Boys (BHNB)everywhere lost their collective shit. The Doctor can’t have a vagina. I’m sorry in your real world where time traveling space aliens exist there has never been a female doctor. But guess what there has been female doctors for years. But as we discussed in the last episode, even when it comes to space aliens, it is important for people to find themselves. Not all women want to be swept off by a madman in a box, some want to be the MadWoman. They don’t want to cosplay the companion, or the gender bent version of the doctor (they still will) but they want to be the doctor. Now with Giant Hoodie. Now I will give the writing for the past Doctor was kind of heavy handed with the “hints” that the Doctor will be a woman soon. Bill’s writing was great. But the same way many newb Whovian’s stated that Peter Capaldi is not their doctor because he wasn’t cute and goofy like Matt or sexy like David; that is the same as the BHNB (butt hurt nerd boys) now saying that Jodi is not their doctor, and they will boycott Doctor Who. For those who don’t know the incarnations and regenerations.
60 minutes | Jul 17, 2017
Finding yourself in pop culture and Ghost hunting
#7: Kat got to explore one of her fandoms, geeky likes, nerd like passions… whatever you want to call it… But she went to see Eastern State Penitentiary. It is a jail that was built in 1829 and closed in 1971. This did pique Kat’s love of history (especially haunted history) and some psychological aspects in learning that when the prison first opened everyone was brought in to single cells with hoods on their heads so no one knew who they were, and their exercise yard was attached to their cells….individual exercise yards. Imagine doing 15 years of solitary confinement, because that is what it is. Lea and Kat sat and discussed the importance of being able to find super hero’s or any comic character that look like us. The importance of being able to see that even though we are minorities that we can find someone to look up to even if they are make believe. In therapy we use pop figures (not really Funko Pops) to help get children who do not know how to verbally identify their emotions to at least begin with physical representation with characters such as Winnie the pooh or Kat’s favorites the emotes. (www.emotes.com), little action figure monsters that help children, identify, understand and express their emotions. Kat loves these toys. But with some of our older clients toys aren’t good enough Kat has utilized Comicspedia to help find comic books that will help clients express themselves by having similar situations the children might be going through. www.comicspedia.net Lastly Kat mentions Geek Therapy’s own data base they are still compiling, which when complete will have access to The Geek Therapy library can be found https://www.geektherapy.com/?s=library If you are like Kat and are trying to find more Latino/a superhero check out buzzfeeds list of the 15 top Latino Superhero’s you need to know https://www.buzzfeed.com/pablovaldivia/incredible-latino-superheroes-you-need-to-know?utm_term=.doPg1Y0K6#.tiJVpwOE5 If you know any please let us know on our twitter @
50 minutes | Jun 24, 2017
Family of choice vs. Family of origin
#6: Family of origin is the people who we are born into, or marry into. While Family of Choice are the people that we choose to have involved in out lives. These people will become like siblings, uncles, aunts or even surrogate parents for us. In fiction family of choice is often used to help create a family with people that they have more in common with, especially when the main character has developed some type of supernatural powers. The new family shares similar powers or secrets. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FamilyOfChoice
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