Clinical Work with Kinky Clients

Presented by Meg Jeske, LPC and Heather Sexton, LPC

Thursday August 19th 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

Through this webinar, participants will learn about how to effectively work with clients who engage in BDSM or kink. Participants will discover ways to expand the exploration clients are already doing around power exchange, sexuality, and communication in their kinky lives in their therapy work. Attendees will also gain basic familiarity with BDSM and kink in order to meet clients where they’re at.

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Everybody for Every Body: Trans Justice Oriented Sex Education

Presented by Elijah Johnson, LISW

Tuesday, September 21st 2:00pm-4:00pm
2 CEs

This webinar will provide guidance on how to support, empower and educate trans/gender expansive/queer people and their loved ones about consensual, safe, trauma-informed sex. It will present specific information surrounding the current state of sex education, barriers and gaps in care/education, and how to offer accurate, age-appropriate information for marginalized gender and sexual communities.

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Body Awareness and Oppression in the Body: The Map is Not the Territory

Presented by Abbey Carter Logan, LPCC-S and Emily Clark LPCC-S

Thursday, October 21st 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs

This webinar will explain how body awareness, bodyfulness, and oppression present differently in clinical populations. Participants will learn language for working with embodiment with the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) populations in a clinical setting. The presentation will provide specific interventions that can be used immediately in clinical settings.

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Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Counseling Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients

Presented by Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, PhD., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC 

Wednesday, November 3rd 12:00pm-2:00pm
2 CEs

This webinar provides a brief historical overview of anti-Asian discrimination to help mental health professionals contextualize how xenophobic rhetoric may contribute to racial trauma and psychological distress. Next, clinical implications for counseling Asian and AAPI clients will be outlined. Finally, attendees will learn culturally relevant, trauma informed strategies for cultivating ethnic identity, enhancing resilience, and promoting psychological wellbeing among Asian and AAPI communities. 

Stacey is offering times for 1 HOUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION GROUPS following this training to help deepen understanding of the concepts discussed, allow for practical application of concepts to specific case examples, and address attendee’s specific clinical questions. Full details and registration for consultation groups are available via the link below.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of racial discrimination towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have substantially increased. Anti-Asian rhetoric touted by political leaders and media outlets that refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” echo historical sentiments of anti-Asian oppression and may contribute to higher rates of mental health distress in Asian and AAPI communities. 

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Healing 101: Mental Health and the Indigenous Community

Presented by Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar will aim to provide education on the history, intersectionality, and best practices of working with Indigenous people, communities, and tribes. The populations covered will extend beyond the federally recognized tribes of what is now known as the United States and will also cover the First Nations of Canada, Inuit, Métis, as well as Indigenous tribes of Mexico. This training will serve as a brief introduction to working with Indigenous communities, confronting the barriers to healthcare, mental healthcare, and provide resources for advocacy on behalf of these communities. 

Native/Indigenous people have been colonized since the formation of what is now considered The United States of America. Due to forced cultural assimilation, many Native/Indigenous communities lost their identities and are victims to political, economic, and cultural structures prominent in the US that contribute to a rise in health-related problems, including mental health illnesses. To combat this, it is imperative to address the inequality and discrimination faced by Native/Indigenous people as this has been shown to be more effective than the standardized societal focus and emphasis on medication and traditional western therapy.

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