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Elizabeth Sánchez Arvizu Sara Roldan

From the Aztecs to Now: Finding your Community (as a Geek)

A presentation by Dr. Sara Roldan PsyD. (She|Her) and Dr. Elizabeth Sánchez Arvizu

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About this Event

The presentation will cover basic ideas the Maya and Aztec cultures had regarding mental health and the value of having a community. Several articles will be used to demonstrate the importance of having a community for our mental health. Then, we will discuss how many individuals find a supportive community in the geek culture and the need for more mental health providers in our communities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how community support has helped an individual's mental health since the Maya and Aztecs.
  2. Summarize the results of research studies recognizing the importance of being part of a community in modern times.
  3. Identify how individuals can find their community among other geeks/nerds.
  4. Describe the need for more mental health providers in our communities.

April 21, 2024, 11:15 PM

Geek Out. Do Good.

11:15 PM - 12:45 AM

About The Presenters

Sara Roldan

Dr. Sara Roldan PsyD. (She|Her)

Our Oasis Pod Cast Community

Dr. Sara Roldan Specializes in trauma, diversity, and inclusion, focusing on the representation of BIPOC and invisible disabilities. Speaker at Comic-Con, WonderCon, Anime LA, and inclusion forums Creator of innovative trauma recovery and resilience programs, Co-lead immersion programs to Guatemala.

Elizabeth Sánchez Arvizu

Dr. Elizabeth Sánchez Arvizu

CEO, Psychology for Geeks

Elizabeth Sanchez Arvizu is a first-generation Mexican American mental health provider who is passionate about bringing much-needed mental health resources to underserved communities in Central California.