Reclaiming Thriving and Liberation: An Intersectional, Anti-racist and Radical Love Approach for 2SQT+ (Two-spirit, Queer and Trans) People
Laura Minero, PhD (She/Ella) |
Growing up queer, undocumented, Latinx, and gender expansive, award-winning counseling psychologist, Dr. Minero will share how her story has inspired her devotion to building communities centered on healing and love. You'll walk away with tools for clinical practice that support the thriving and liberation of your LGBTQ+ clients through an intersectional, anti-racist approach.
F*CK Binaries! Liberating the Clinical Imagination
Emily Nagoski, PhD (She/Her/Hers) |
Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA (She/They) |
What would happen if we thought of our work as an opportunity to help clients imagine the radical and transformative possibilities of their being and their relationships, as opposed to merely "resolving problems?" How might our work shift toward liberation and pleasure, rather than merely resolving distress and pain? In this session, we'll learn how we can expand our imaginations as therapists — and help our clients dream of horizons beyond what queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz called the "prison house" of the here and now.
Two-Spirit Clients: Clinical Interventions for Culturally Competent Care
Roger J. Kuhn, PhD, MA, LMFT, CST, (He/Him/His) |
Join Dr. Kuhn to learn the role of community in Two-Spirit survival narratives and interventions for working with Two-Spirit people in mental health, medical, substance abuse, social work, and school-based settings. You'll learn new concepts, such as sexual sovereignty and erotic survivance as well as how to use culture as treatment and prevention.
Living as Non-binary: Interventions to Support Diverse Gender Identities
Deborah Coolhart, PhD, LMFT |
Join Dr. Coolhart as she addresses the relevance of gender identity to the health and well-being of your non-binary clients. Walk away from the presentation knowing how to support clients who identify as genderqueer and non-binary, as well as clients who are using therapy to explore their gender identity. Gain practical tools and strategies that will help you navigate this complex topic with more inclusivity and connection.
Trauma and Minority Stress Treatments for Gender-Diverse Communities
Reese Minshew, PhD (they/them) |
Gender-diverse people experience unique stressors due to prejudice events, anticipated stigma, internalized transphobia, and more. Join Dr. Minshew, clinical psychologist and specialist in traumatic stress for gender-diverse people, as they walk you through how to address traumatic stress in your gender-diverse clients in skillful, practical ways to improve the therapeutic relationship and treatment outcomes.
Disability, Gender and Sexuality
Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, LMFT (they/them or he/him) |
Although disabled people constitute 15% of the population and 26% of US adults, society has ignored the sexuality concerns, rights, and desires of people with disabilities. Join prolific author, scholar, and host of the Gender Stories podcast, Dr. Alex Iantaffi, as they break the silence on disability and sexuality and offer clinical tools that empower the social and sexual choices and aspirations of LGBTQ+ people.
Clinical Frameworks and Applications for Working with LGBTQ+ People of Color
Hayden Dawes, MSW, LCSW, LCAS (he/him/his) |
Researcher, therapist, and founder of the viral Radical Permission Project, Hayden Dawes will walk you through the important psychosocial challenges in working with LGBTQ+ people of color and offer advanced methods to support clinicians in working through implicit and explicit bias.
Paths to Flourishing in Consensually Non-monogamous People
Michelle Vaughn, MA, PhD, APA Fellow |
Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) is often misunderstood, and clinicians sometimes lack the accurate knowledge to support their clients. Dr. Michelle Vaughn, APA Fellow and author of The Handbook of Consensual Non-Monogamy: Affirming Mental Health Practices, will debunk myths related to non-monogamy and provide evidence-based clinical takeaways to promote CNM-affirming practice with clients.
Fluid Sexuality for Men and Gay Men
Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW, (He/Him/His) |
Gay men are often mislabeled as "sex addicts" and sexually compulsive, and therapists often assume they know more than they do about how gay men engage in erotic and sexual play. Joe Kort will help us ditch the dichotomies and normalize the unique ways gay men talk and play sexually. Walk away understanding how sexual fluidity can help you connect with gay men (and heterosexual men too!) and support overall well-being.
Contextualising CBT, DBT, and CFT for LGBTQ+ People
Dr. Brendan J Dunlop, BSc (Hons), ClinPsyD, FHEA (he/him) |
Join Clinical Psychologist and author of The Queer Mental Health Workbook, Dr. Brendan Dunlop, to examine how your current clinical interventions might be missing the mark for LGBTQ+ clients. Learn how to shape your favorite clinical modalities to better support Queer people and walk away with numerous activities, exercises, and downloadable worksheets to improve clinical outcomes with LGBTQ+ clients.
Debunking the Safety Myth: A New Framework for Healing Amidst Uncertainty
Dr. Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA (she/they) |
Psychotherapists often presume that most forms of deep healing can take place only after we support a client in establishing a sense of safety. However, insisting on establishing a sense of safety can be countertherapeutic and invalidating for clients who are members of marginalized groups who may never feel safe in a profoundly unsafe world. In place of the safety axiom, this workshop will offer a new framework that will allow you to support clients in queer ambivalence, ambiguity, and uncertainty to support growth and change.
Seeing Ourselves Alongside (not Beyond) Our LGBTQ+ Clients: Clinically Self-Aware Frameworks for Inclusivity
Shanéa Patrice Thomas, Ed.D., LICSW, (He/She/Dr.) |
The word intersectionality is used a lot but is often misunderstood. Join Dr. Thomas, seasoned scholar-practitioner, as she teaches how to move beyond vague references to intersectionality and practically apply clinical tools to explore, validate, and transform deep-seated inequities in clinical practice with LGBTQ+ clients.