Check out this opportunity if you’re in the Providence, RI area!

Therapy with GLB/TGI Clients: Raising Clinician Awareness and Identifying Treatment Approaches

Presenters: Y. Gavriel Ansara, Liz Cantor Ph.D., Beth (Stump) Olsen
Venue: Psychological Ctrs, Inc./URI Counseling Ctr Training Program
Date: Friday, February 29th, 2008 Time: 8:30-4:30 a.m.
Credits: 6 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists
Cost: $100

This workshop is designed to raise clinician awareness and understanding of clients who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, gender variant, or intersex.

Presenters will offer specific information and guidelines to offer more appropriate and effective clinican services for persons with identity or experience as a gender or sexual minority. Case examples, personal testimony, a panel discussion, and a review of the literature will be offered to provide a program that is comprehensive, engaging, and informed by psychological research.

Participants will be able to:
-Identify strategies to create inclusive environments and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender variant, intersex, queer, and questioning clients.
-Describe the differences between trans gender variant, or intersex (TGI) individuals and those who may be lesbian, gay, or bisexual, as well as the unique needs of TGI clients who are also LGB.
-Summarize key points of relevant psychological research that informs clinical work with LGB, TGI, and queer individuals, and related discussion of parenting, adoption, and marriage equality.

Presenter Bios:

Y. Gavriel Ansara is founder and Executive Director of Lifelines Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s only advocacy, education, and support organization focused on meeting the diverse needs of trans, Two Spirit, genderqueer, gender variant, and intersex individuals. Gavi has 15 years of experience as a GLB and TGI activist, outreach worker, and educator. He also serves on the editorial staff of Developmental Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association. He has presented on TGI topics throughout New England at settings that include high schools, colleges, medical schools, clinics, youth programs, and regional conferences.

Liz Cantor, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver, and received her School Psychology with a specialization in deafness from Gallaudet University. Since moving to Rhode Island she has worked at the Child Development Center at RI Hospital and Delta Consultants. She is currently at Psychological Centers where she conducts child evaluations, supervises child therapists, and consults with school clinicians. Dr. Cantor has recently co-authored Same-Sex Marriage: The Legal and Psychological Evolution in America. This volume received the Distinguished Book Award from APA’s Division 44.

Stump Olsen is the OUT spoken Program Coordinator at Youth Pride, Inc., a Rhode Island organization dedicated to meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. She has 13 years experience as a community advocate and organizer. Stump is the lead developer of the OUTspoken speaker’s bureau training curriculum. She has worked throughout the state in conducting training, social justice organizing, coalition building and program development.

For brochure or other information contact:
Psychological Centers
765 Allens Avenue, Suite 102
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-490-8900
Fax: 401-490-2619