March 8 2016

Supporting LGBTQ People in Religious and Spiritual Settings

Intersections International, 145 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001, 11th Floor
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As the world has become more LGBTQ-affirming, many spiritual and religious leaders have too… and some have been leading the way! Is that you? And would you like additional tools for your ministry with and to LGBTQ people?

In these first-ever 5-part series, the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center, Rev. Shari K. Brink, President, and Believe Out Loud/Intersections International, James Rowe, Director, partner to bring together mental health professionals and religious and spiritual leaders to discuss and develop skills for supporting LGBTQ people.

Who are these mini-courses for?
• Anyone – LGBTQ or ally – who finds themselves leading a small or large group that includes LGBTQ people, in a religious or spiritual setting (clergy, small group leader, board member, or other leadership role).

• Mental Health professionals who want a deeper understanding of the religious and spiritual aspects for LGBTQ people. Social Work CEUs available.

What you can expect:
Becoming a part of a learning community with expert presentations and an opportunity to share your own experience and wisdom.

All 10 sessions are on Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Intersections International, 145 W 28th Street, 11th Floor, NYC

Part I, Foundational Aspects:
Led by Lee Heeter, LMSW, M.Div. and Blanton-Peale therapist, and Supavadee Thaveesaengsiri, LCSW-R and psychoanalyst, Blanton-Peale therapist and clinical supervisor.

February 16: Introduction and Community Formation
February 23: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “101” (and evolving terminology)
March 1: Shame, Secrets, Trauma and Coming Out in the LGBTQ Community
March 8: Addiction, Depression and Suicide in the LGBTQ Community
March 15: Looking Ahead: Acceptance and Safety in the Larger Community

Part II, Going Deeper:
April 5: Intersectionality: Race, Socio-economics, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Led by Munib Raad, LCSW, and Leigh Howard, LCSW-R, psychotherapist/clinical supervisor, Callen Lorde
April 12: Supporting Transgender People – Leader TBA
April 19: Supporting LGBTQ Youth – Led by Munib Raad and Leigh Howard, Callen Lorde
April 26: Supporting Same-sex Couples and Their Children – Led by Jennifer Aull, LMFT, ordained UCC minister and Minister for Community Care, Greenpoint Church, training in clinical sex therapy
May 3: Supporting LGBTQ Seniors – Leader TBA

Registration Fee:
$150 for each 5-part series (Register at http://blantonpeale.org/workshops.html)
$40 per session a la carte
Scholarships available through generous support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

For questions and scholarship requests, contact Lee Heeter, lheeter@blantonpeale.org

For CEU information, contact Nunzio Gubitosa, ngubitosa@blantonpeale.org

The Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center, 7 W 30th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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