In 2008 Relationships Australia Qld launched its Rainbow Program with the aim of addressing the mental health needs of LGBTI populations. In an organisation where most practitioners are not LGBTI, thoughtful recruitment and induction process of Rainbow Reps was crucial. Informed by the central tenets of LGBTI Affirmative Practice and twenty years of experience in group… Continue reading MindOUT! Webinar: Lighting Fires in Allied Hearts: LGBTI Affirmative Practice »
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This webinar will explore, the newly emerging issue of clients who either don’t conform or who have realities outside the ‘classic’ western binary construction of male or female. We will explore how to support such clients, therapeutically as well as some of the issues that can be raised for us as therapists when we are working… Continue reading MINDOUT! WEBINAR: Outside of the Binary: Working with Gender non-conforming people »
This presentation discusses the psychological support of young people and adults who live gender diverse and those who seek support in the process of gender alignment, i.e. those seeing medical interventions such as hormone treatment and surgeries to bring gender expression into alignment with identified gender. Bio Olivia Donaghy is a registered Psychologist working for… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Gender Diversity: responding to gender incongruence and/or people who identify as transgender »
Gay men face many emotional challenges in living out their often socially stigmatised sexuality. This session will present a case study of a gay male client who responded successfully to emotion-focused therapy (or EFT) (Elliott et al., 2004; Greenberg, 2002, 2011). EFT is an empirically validated approach that integrates elements of Person-Centred and Gestalt practice… Continue reading MindOUT Webinar: Using emotion-focused therapy with gay men »
10 February Presenter: Dr. Ruth McNair Watch Now! Assoc. Professor McNair speaks about the multiple identities we have and how these influence our mental health in positive or negative ways. For some LGBTIQ people with more than one identity that is marginalised, such as a disability or minority ethnic identity, their mental health can be… Continue reading MindOUT! Webinar: Dr. Ruth McNair, Identities, Intersections, and Mental Health »
“Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A practice wisdom resource” provides an outline of the theories, approaches and self-reflective skills that current practitioners think are critical to effective therapeutic work. Vikki Sinnott will discuss issues to explore before working with LGBTI clients, and the ways current practitioners can continue to reflect and review their practice.
In coming years, a higher percentage of LGBTI community members will be older adults—who are various times may be seeking mental health services. Both earlier life experiences with discrimination and stigma, and later life conditions—including views of ageing, chronic health issues, social supports, and economic, work, and retirement issues—may impact the mental health and the treatment needs of LGBTI older adults. this webinar looks at the implications of these trends.
Four stories (including mine) from people who identify as bisexual. The stories are as diverse as people tend to be, and highlight the highs and lows of coming to terms with a bisexual orientation. I am also presenting a story I wrote about attending my first bichat (characters changed to protect identity.) The stories show that acceptance from others and self acceptance is crucial to maintaining a sense of well being.
Launched at the MindOUT! Courageous Voices LGBTI mental health conference in June 2014, this is a new resource is not a formal set of clinical guidelines but compiles the professional experience of a number of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have worked with a broad range of sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients.
In 2013-14 the National LGBTI Health Alliance undertook an LGBTI Champions Pilot project. The aim of the project was to improve the capacity of mainstream mental health and suicide prevention organisations to identify, respond and address the mental health and wellbeing needs of LGBTI people ensuring that services and programmes become more inclusive, culturally safe and accessible. This webinar presents key learning’s from the project and recommendations for the future.
Distance counselling for LGBTI Australians has a long and proud history, of which QLife Australia marks a bold new era. This presentation highlights the nature of distance counselling in Australia, where it has come from and where it is heading.
This webinar reviews the existing research into non-fatal suicidal behaviours among LGBTI populations in Australia and presents the findings on recent studies into fatal suicidal behaviours in LGBTI people in the Australian context. It also examines risk and protective factors and the implications for preventative initiatives.