Queer Affirming Therapist Guild

Upcoming events

    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • online, synchronous via Zoom

    Deconstructing Religious Developmental Trauma

    April 17th 2024, 1:00-3:00pm

    2 CEUs, online synchronous, via Zoom

    Learning objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants can...

    1. Define Religious Developmental Trauma
    2. Discuss the impact of conservative Christian culture in the Midwest
    3. Identify treatment goals for clients who wish to deal with religious developmental trauma
    4. Recognize therapists' own conservative Christian cultural beliefs


    Dr. Erin Sunsong (she/her) is a licensed professional and counseling educator specializing in anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-esteem, religious trauma, LGBTQ+ Culture, and exploring gender and sexuality. Erin is passionate at supporting other professionals in learning how to integrate best practice with their clients who are neurodiverse, struggle with anxiety and depressive symptoms, or religious trauma. She integrates her research into her professional trainings and enjoys rich discussion with the content she delivers. She is the owner of Sunsong Counseling, LLC, and sees clients via telehealth in Kansas & Missouri.

Past events

17 Feb 2024 Field Trip: Gay & Lesbian Archives of Mid-America
10 Nov 2023 Gender Affirming Letter Writing for Clinicians
29 Sep 2023 Play Therapy with LGBTQ+ Youth: Caring for the Child, Collaborating with the Parent
21 Jul 2023 Non-Monogamy/Polyamory Panel
29 Jun 2023 LGBTQ+ Older Adults: Strategies and Recommendations
21 Apr 2023 Identity Gaps in LGBTQIA+ Communities
04 Apr 2023 Emerging Trans: Therapists' Role in Supporting TNB Young People
10 Jan 2023 Trauma Informed Assessment of LGBTQ+ Youth
19 Oct 2022 Rewiring Trauma through Kink
11 Oct 2022 Building Queer Families: Conception, Emotional & Legal Issues, and Resources
29 Jul 2022 Ethics: Applying an Intersectional Lens to Trauma in the Black LGBTQI+ Community
17 May 2022 Grief and Bereavement in LGBTQ Communities
08 Apr 2022 Suicide Prevention: Evidenced Based Practices
05 Oct 2021 Hormone Therapy with Transgender Clients
23 Jul 2021 Weight Stigma and Therapy
15 Jun 2021 HIV+: What Counselors Need to Know
23 Apr 2021 Lesbian-Affirming Client Care
09 Mar 2021 Affirming Mental Health & Medical Care: Reflections from LGBTQ+ Community Members
02 Dec 2020 Affirming Gender Expansive Clients
05 Nov 2020 Understanding & Treating Religious Trauma: Negative Impacts of Purity Culture
25 Mar 2020 Understanding & Treating Religious Trauma: Negative Impacts of Purity Culture
22 Jan 2020 Therapeutic Considerations with LGBTQ+ Active Military and Veterans
17 Dec 2019 Therapeutic Touch Practitioners: a Collaborative Resource
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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