Lesbian-Affirming Client Care
Online Synchronous, via Zoom
Presenters will identify and explore the unique, multiple stressors and issues for Lesbians, offering helpful approaches and resources. The last 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.
1. Introduce participants to the developmental challenges of Lesbian identity.
2. Discuss the importance of recognizing and affirming client’s self-identification.
3. Explore common struggles related to sexual abuse, trauma, and grief with Lesbians.
4. Identify the impact of familial, religious, and social norms.
Megan Monroe, LSCSW
Megan came out as Lesbian at age 20. After grad school in 1988, she worked as a therapist in various psychiatric hospital settings prior to starting her practice in 1990. She felt it important to be “out” as a Lesbian and use her life experience to inform her practice of providing in depth psychotherapy, specializing in working with sexual trauma, and serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community. After a year long battle with the phone company, they finally agreed to add the category “Gay and Lesbian” to the directory for her listing.
Jude LaClaire, PhD, LCPC
Jude is a Counselor, educator and author bringing over fifty years of counseling experience to each person, couple or family. She welcomes people of all ages, life styles, cultural and spiritual backgrounds. She creates a safe environment to release trauma, emotional and physical pain. As an out Lesbian, mother and spouse in a long-term relationship, she has unique understanding of LGBTQ issues.