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Queer Culture For Straight Therapists
PANEL DISCUSSION, JUNE 9, 9AM–12PM MST, DELIVERED VIA ZOOM, 3 CULTURAL CEs
When working with LGBTQIA+, and relationship-diverse clients, it’s not uncommon for therapists who work hard to be inclusive, affirming, and person-centered to still feel inadequate in the therapy room. This can be especially true for therapists who identify in the heterosexual-cisgender-monogamous range. Consider the title of this program: Is it okay to use the word queer as a general term? Are we still calling hetero people straight? Are these identifiers PC, marginalizing, or harmful?
When our therapists started asking more questions and requesting more training, we knew it would take more than one person to address these topics—it would require a diverse panel. This training provides a safe place for all clinicians and professionals in the helping field to learn from and ask questions of professionals identifying with various intersections on the Gender, Sex/Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) spectrum. Intersections represented on our panel include educators, therapists, psychologists, gay, lesbian, bisexual, male, female, transgender, nonbinary, married, monogamous, polyamorous, and kinky. Before the training, participants will receive a questionnaire to submit questions or request special topics to be addressed during the panel discussion.