LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online, via Zoom
    • 75

    4 CEUs, online synchronous, via Zoom


    Join us for a live online training on Weight Stigma and Therapy. The training will include a 3 hour presentation, and 1 hour with a panel of a variety of professionals working within the Health at Every Size model. We’ll have time for rich discussions among attendees and presenters as we work to recognize the anti-fat biases we may be holding onto as a result of living within diet culture. We’ll take a look at the ways these issues may be showing up in the therapy room and what we can do to ensure that we are creating safe and inclusive spaces for all clients. 

    Presentation Objectives:

    1. Define terms associated with weight stigma

    2. Identify the ways that weight stigma may be impacting work with clients. 

    3. List statistics related to outcomes of intentional weight loss.

    4. List at least 3 specific ways that BIPOC & LGBTQ folx are uniquely impacted by weight stigma. 

    5. Explain 2 techniques for addressing weight/body based shame when it shows up in the therapy room without perpetuating weight stigma. 

    Cassie Willnauer is a licensed therapist serving the Kansas City area. She specializes in working with clients on issues of body image, sex, and sexuality. She's done training in perinatal mental health and practices from the Health at Every Size Model. She's currently working towards a PhD in Clinical Sexology where she will become a Certified Sex Therapist & contribute to the field by investigating the intersection of fatphobia and sexuality. She's the co-host of the Sex at Every Size podcast where she and her sister, a registered dietitian, explore these concepts as well.

Past events

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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