We are meeting at The Center for Inclusion located at 3911 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111
MKP Mankind Project https://mankindproject.org
Values: Accountability, Authenticity, Compassion, Generosity, Integrity, Leadership, Multicultural Awareness, Respect
Explain the organization and how it can benefit men and be an asset to therapy.
Talk about the cultural toxicity existing for men today and how MKP helps to remedy that
Explain its benefit for the LGBTQIA community.
Offer resources for therapists interested in referring clients.
- What MKP does:
- move men into their heart (e.g. embodied feelings, EQ)
- move men into authentic power (not “force”; integrity)
- multicultural focus in every training
- Males are conditioned into sex roles and then acted them out. This is not healthy mature masculinity!
Joe Kort, MSW, PhD Author; Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician July 18, 2016
I highly recommend the MKP New Warrior Adventure personally and professionally. I went through the program in September, 1999 and found it to be life changing. I have been to numerous workshops and trainings for myself personally and professionally and believe MKP to be one of the best. I was in need of healing around the wounding I experienced from straight males for being gay throughout my childhood. I never felt so loved and respected by heterosexual men as I have in the MKP circles. Bringing all men together—gay, straight and bisexual—is a great healing for everyone. The work involved in the MKP is done professionally and with the highest level of integrity I have ever experienced and witnessed. – Joe Kort, MSW, PhD, author of Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician
Dennis Nicely July 25, 2016
The NWTA and the follow-up group work has been a major part of the change that has occurred in my life these past nine years. This organization has provided the space for me to claim my place in this world as a man whose is gay. I denied that part of myself for so many years, but realized I was not in integrity with my core being. Since I have embraced that part of myself and have learned to love that part of who I am, I have become a much happier man and I believe a better Dad, brother, son, educator, and friend.
George Wine Chase-M.Div., M.S.
George Wine Chase is a psychotherapist and professional coach with a diverse history. After graduation from KU in Chemical Engineering, he bolted for Kenya and the Peace Corps. He returned to attend seminary and then served 16 years in a parish ministry in the United Methodist Church. He has been serving as a psychotherapist and professional coach for over 20 years. Fourteen of those years were in collaboration with a medical practice specializing in chronic, life-threatening illnesses (e.g. HIV/AIDS). He has a particular passion for men’s journey into deep, fully authentic lives and recently became active in the Mankind Project. He is deliriously, happily married for over 30 years with no children or grandchildren.
George recently joined the Medicare generation, but remains physically active including swimming. He likes playing the guitar. Sometimes he hides behind a serious, reserved mask, but sometimes his “silly” leaks out.
Tobias is the Chairperson of the Heartland MKP Leader Body. He initiated through NWTA in 2009 and has staffed 17 times on the Leader Track and has taken every Ism (multicultural) training MKP offers. He is a manager with an advanced degree in information technology and an undergraduate degree in Finance. Toby’s Mission statement is: I empower the world by fiercely believing in us.
Tobias is 25% African American and has been called upon by gay and bisexual men within MKP to be an ally on multiple occasions. He and his wife have been married for 15 years and considers his 14-year old daughter Sophia to be one of the most amazing persons he knows.
Scott Fieker, LPC
Scott is an out and proud Gay Transgender Male. He is a Behavioral Health Program Supervisor at Swope Health Services chairs the Cultural Competency Committee and is Deaf Advocate and SOAR Disability Lead and supervises 3 PLPC clinicians. Additionally, Scott has a part time private practice working with LGBTQIA individuals of all ages. He specializes in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Counseling and Advocacy. Scott also works with schools, employers, medical professionals and surgeons regarding transgender education and assisting with acceptance of transgender individuals. He has 30 years’ experience as a therapist and educator. He has worked in crisis counseling, chronic trauma, rape crisis, and with dissociative disorders. Scott is on the board of KC-PFLAG and works as a volunteer crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line. He is a member of KC Bear Mafia and KC FTM. He also attends the LGBTQIA Leadership Forum and assists with Q-Space, a youth support group for LGBTQIA in Olathe. He is on the planning committee for the 3rd Annual Transgender Health Conference to be held June 29, 2018 at UMKC.
Scott is single and enjoys being in nature, travelling, interacting with his friends, playing with his pets and writing. Scott has been active in MKP since 2013 and did his initiation NWTA at GBT Gateway at Land Of My Grandfather’s in Texas in Nov 2014. He is severely hard of hearing and lip reads. He is learning ASL and is proudly dating a cisgender gay man from Davenport, Iowa. Scott reports that without MKP, he would never have transformed his relationships and ability to trust in order to open his heart to intimacy.