LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild

Upcoming events

    • 05 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 24

    2 CEUs, online via Zoom


    In the 1980’s and 90’s, sexual “purity” became a major focus in sectors of Christian culture within the United States. This movement, now referred to as “purity culture,” had detrimental effects, including stunted LGBTQI+ identity exploration; dissociation from one’s body; under-reported sexual assaults; and relationship struggles. Some clients experienced spiritual re-traumatization within counseling settings. Join us as we explore specific concepts taught within purity culture; impacts & developmental trauma; and resources for working with clients.


    Learning Outcomes

    Participants will:

    ·        understand specific concepts taught within purity culture

    ·        assess appropriate & inappropriate treatment approaches

    ·        learn & share opportunities for trauma & shame resilience



    Amy Congdon is a post-graduate supervised Counselor-in-Training. She comes to this work with a passion for individuals who are struggling with concerns of identity--gender, sexuality, spirituality/religion, race--particularly those who have experienced stress and trauma as a result of these identities. Christy Lanterman is a LPC at Resolve Counseling & Wellness. She specializes in couples, parenting, and religious trauma concerns. Christy helps couples and individuals overcome the identity and sexual shame experienced in the context of religion. Through a person centered and ACT approach, Christy supports her clients with uncovering their personal values that inform important life decisions.

Past events

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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