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TODAY for National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, come to Jim Gilliam Park

Come down to the park today for music, food, zumba, prizes, networking, and to give/get/share information & resources. Check out all the cool stuff we are giving away at the free store. Register to vote! Get tested for HIV. Play at the playground.

Bring you clients. Bring your students. Bring your families.

Hope to see you there!

http://bit.ly/2lKW4H4

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The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness

This was sent by a friend, John Kirby.

 

Hello everyone,

 

It’s not often that I come across an article about which I feel so strongly that I have to send it to every person I know who works with gay men, either professionally or in 12-step groups – but this is absolutely the best, most relevant piece I’ve read in over ten years. Grab a cup of coffee, it’s a long read, but well worth it for you and your clinicians.

 

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/

 

March meeting reminder

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 03/08/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This is our first meeting of 2017, so we hope to see everyone there.

Here is the agenda: 03-2017-agenda

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking:free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

In case you didn’t know, 03/08/17 is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

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Why therapists are having such a hard time talking about Trump

thank you, Tom, for sending this out.

In her 35 years as a therapist, Arlene Drake has never heard so many clients talking about the same issue. Week after week, they complain of panic attacks and insomnia because of President Trump. They’re too anxious to concentrate at work. One woman’s fear turned into intense, physical pain.

“It’s just a nightmare,” said Drake, who practices in West L.A.

Drake was trained not to reveal her personal beliefs, but now will agree with clients if they say they don’t support Trump.

“If this were just another session, if this weren’t such a big thing, if this weren’t so evil, I wouldn’t,” she said. “But I have to stand for what I stand for and that does cross over into politics.”

FULL STORY: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-trump-therapists-20170223-story.html

SAVE THE DATE… Coping with Hope 2017: “HIV in Uncertain Times”

Mark Your Calendars! You’re invited to…

Coping with Hope 2017: “HIV in Uncertain Times

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time: 8:00 am

*A free, one-day symposium addressing the mental health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Registration will open April.

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03/25/17: Women’s Empowerment Summit

please pass this on to your clients and associates.

Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

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2017 Women’s Empowerment Summit
by Behavioral Health Services

REGISTER HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-womens-empowerment-summit-tickets-31971101425

DATE AND TIME
Sat, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LOCATION
15519 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA 90249

The Women’s Empowerment Summit is a free annual event to inspire, empower, and encourage women to find their strengths within, through dynamic, inner-active workshops, speakers, and activities.

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HIV and Aging- Webinars

Older Adults & HIV: Social Isolation and Social Support
This two-hour webinar is designed to provide an overview of the extent of social isolation and the lack of social support resources faced by many older adults with HIV. Given the health challenges faced by this population, it is important that we anticipate and plan for the future caregiving and support needs of this group.

March 6th 2017

1pm-3pm EST

REGISTER

 

 

 

Health Promotion for Older Adults Living with HIV

This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of how HIV progresses and affects the overall health of older adults. This information will then be related to how service providers can play a role in promoting and helping older adults living with HIV stay linked to care and maintain viral load suppression.

March 21st 2017

1pm-3pm EST

REGISTER

 

 

*To register for a course, click the ‘Register’ link above and enter your account log-in information.  If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one prior to registering for this course at hivtrainingny.org.

For assistance contact  training@acria.org 212-924-3934 x134

02/17/17: Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Upcoming Continuing Education

FREE CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs

Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Presented by Cadyn Cathers, MA

Friday, February 17th, 2017

1:15 to 2:30 pm

@ Center for Healthy Sex

10700 Santa Monica Blvd. #311, West L.A., 90025

1 CEU is available for free at this event for LMFT/LCSWs.

To register for this lecture, please reply to this email or send an email to:
tom@centerforhealthysex.com

ABOUT THE LECTURE

People can get lost in all the terminology of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and others) communities. This can cause therapists to be afraid of “saying the wrong thing” and accidentally offending a client. Through introducing therapists to the Spectrums Model of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, the presentation will help clinicians learn about the differences between sex, core gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior. In addition, we will explore how internalized homo/bi/transphobia, misogyny, and racism play out within these realms. This presentation will help clinicians understand the vocabulary, deconstruct and demystify the language and terminology, and gain understanding of the essentialist and socially constructed aspects of identity. They can also ask questions that they may have been afraid to ask!

About the Presenter

 ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Cadyn Cathers, MA, is a bisexual transgender man and clinician who specializes in working with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) patients, body integrity identity disorder, and adults with early childhood trauma. He is affiliate faculty in the LGBT Specialization in the MA clinical psychology program at Antioch University Los Angeles, where he teaches courses in human sexuality, psychodynamic theories, and affirmative psychotherapy with TGNC clients. He recently co-authored a chapter in the book, “Teaching LGBTQ Psychology: Queering Innovative Pedagogy and Practice” on teaching in community settings. Additionally, he is a doctoral candidate in applied clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he is conducting research for his dissertation on the therapeutic alliance between a cisgender (non-transgender) therapist and a transgender patient.

OTHER INFORMATION

BBS approved CEs provided by Douglas Evans, provider #4027.
This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for
LMFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

We will be filming this lecture to upload to our YouTube channel.

Click Below for Upcoming CEU Lectures and Recordings of Past Lectures: http://centerforhealthysex.com/health-professionals/ceu-lectures

Click Below for Information about Directions and Parking:
http://centerforhealthysex.com/about/directions-parking-10700-smb

01/11/17: HIV MHTF meeting reminder

Happy New Year, everyone!

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 01/11/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This is our first meeting of 2017, so we hope to see everyone there. (Yes, we realize that this post is a little late. And it’s raining. But we still hope to see you!)

Here is the agenda: 01-2017-agenda

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking:free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

11/09/16: monthly HIV MHTF meeting | reminder & agenda

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 11/09/16 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This month we meet in room 209.

The agenda is attached.

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking:free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

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