LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild

Upcoming events

    • 17 Dec 2019
    • UMKC Administrative Blg & Conference Center. 5115 Oak Street, KCMO
    • 20

    Therapeutic Touch Practitioners: a Collaborative Resource 

    Tuesday, December 17th 12:00-1:30
    Ethan Kaseff and Rellian Merrin, Co-Founders of Safe Space Cuddling
    Madelon Guinazzo, Co-Founder and Director of Training for

    "What the heck is professional cuddling?" To many the idea of a professional cuddler, and Cuddle Parties, is new and innovative. A panel of professional cuddlers will offer insight into what they do and why it's valuable. The panel will discuss consent practices as related to therapeutic touch; benefits for mental health regulation & trauma recovery with case studies; information about specific experiential therapeutic practices; potential collaboration with psychotherapists; and research related to Oxytocin and touch.

    Optional: participants will be invited to an opportunity to witness and/or experience non-sexual therapeutic touch at a separate event later that evening,December 17th at 6pm . For this second part, use discount code "Guild" for 25% off in Eventbrite.

    • 22 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • UMKC Administrative Blg & Conference Center, Gillham Park Room. 5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
    • 20

    Therapeutic Considerations with LGBTQ+ Active Military and Veterans

    Weds, January 22nd 12:00-1:30

    Angela Caruso-Yahne

    Angela will discuss the timeline of specific LGBTQ-related regulations for military service; the "nuts and bolts" of serving under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell;" the current legal matters around trans persons in military service; share her own experience; and respond to the group's questions.

Past events

03 Aug 2019 Joe Kort. pt 1: Sexual Identity, Behavior, & Fantasy. pt 2: Sexual Health and the Trauma Survivor
21 May 2019 Understanding LGBTQ+ in Islam and Middle East Culture
12 Mar 2019 Becoming a Resilient Leader
12 Feb 2019 Helping Transgender Clients in Transition: A Counselor’s Guide
08 Dec 2018 Self-Defense Training for LGBTQ Adults (free event)
21 Sep 2018 Managing Compassion Fatigue: Self Care for the Care-Giver
17 Aug 2018 The Impact of Microaggressions on the Nervous System: Outcomes and Treatment Approaches
15 Jul 2018 Intimate Dinner with Doug Braun-Harvey
19 May 2018 Guild Social
19 Apr 2018 Utilizing Music Therapy with LGBTQI clients
15 Mar 2018 How The Mankind Project
15 Feb 2018 LGBTQ Affirming Guild Meeting
30 Nov 2017 Exploring Erotic Transference and Countertransference
21 Sep 2017 Scott Wescott: Sex Offender treatment issues and conceptualizing
20 Jul 2017 Kyle Danner Presents on Marketing your Practice
09 Jul 2017 Joe Kort Presentation and Reception
18 May 2017 Lisa Meyers presents on Betty Dodson's Bodysex workshops and how somatic interventions can be therapeutically helpful and healing
16 Mar 2017 March 16th 2017
19 Jan 2017 Introduction to Neurobehavioral Programs by Jude LaClarie
15 Dec 2016 Creating a safer inclusive medical community in Kansas City
17 Nov 2016 Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Reconceptualizing Sex Addiction
20 Oct 2016 Training and Planning
15 Sep 2016 September CEU: Trauma-Informed and LGBTQ Culturally-Competent Care
18 Aug 2016 August Monthly Meeting
16 Jun 2016 June Self Care and Planning Meeting
27 May 2016 BDSM and Intimate Partner Violence Training
19 May 2016 May CEU Meeting- Growing and Sustaining Our LGBT Families
21 Apr 2016 April 21st Case Consultation 2016
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