LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild

Upcoming events

    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pierponts at Union Station

    We have a special opportunity to visit with a therapist who is a leader in the field in many ways. 

    This past week he was honored by AASECT with the 2018 Integrated Approaches to Sex Therapy in Denver at the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) national conference.

    Last Year: SSTAR Health Professional Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for health professionals that contributes to the understanding of human sexuality and/or sexual problems.

    2018 Recipients:  Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT, CGP, CST & Michael Vigorito, LMFT, CGP, CST:  

    Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction; Springer Publishing Company, 2016.

      Excerpt from his website:

    “Improving outcomes through the integration of sexual health.”

    The Harvey Institute is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations integrate sexual health principles and practices to improve personal well-being and rethink their organizational practices.

    In 2013, Doug Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey combined their individual psychotherapy practices with their international training consultation services to form The Harvey Institute.

    The Institute promotes sexual health conversations as an essential skill for professionals and the individuals they serve. We offer trainings and workshops for integrating sexual health principles within a wide range of healthcare, human services, law enforcement, and other service organizations. We also provide individual and group therapy treating men with out of control sexual behavior.

    We have decided to offer this dinner event for paid members for free. 

    Non-paid members will be asked to donate $40 to offset costs of the evening. 

    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash Street Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211
    • 10

    Dr. Jennifer Sweeton will present on the Impact of Micro-aggressions on the nervous system for LGBTQ clients. 

    Plan ahead- Mark your calendars! RSVP

    This is our first lunch time session. We are attempting to honor requests for different time and days for some members who can not make the 8am meeting times we previously limited ourselves too. 

    "Anyone born and raised in the United States is not immune from the racial, gender, and sexual orientation biases of the society," Dr. Stanley Sue.

    Microaggressions, which are brief, commonplace, and subtle verbal and nonverbal slights, insults, indignities, and denigrating messages directed toward an individual due to their group identity, often occur automatically and unconsciously (Sue, 2010). While usually committed by well-intentioned individuals who are unaware of the hidden messages being communicated, these experiences can have a cumulative effect on a person's physical and emotional health. This presentation discusses ways to identify microaggressions both in and out of therapy, presents research on how microaggressions can impact an individual's nervous system, discusses health outcomes of microaggressions, and outlines ways to begin addressing microaggressions.


    1. Define "microaggressions"

    2. Name at least three impacts of microaggressions on the nervous system, and the outcomes they are linked to. 

    3. State at least one way we can begin to "repair the tear" of microaggressions that occur in or out of the therapy context. 

     The Guild will provide a lunch box details to follow for those who sign up. Members lunch will be free. Non-paid members lunch will be $10.

    1.5 hours of CEU will be given. 

    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 3:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Michael Boniello Compassion Fatigue

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