Minnesota's lesbian gay
bisexual transgender & allied
mental health providers' network

          Volume 1, Issue 21

LGBT Therapists eNewsletter
11.11.08

Invitation

Members are invited to submit notices & announcements!
Do you run a Group? Or know of an upcoming workshop or event for our clients or us? Know something that other QLGBTA mental health professionals may also want to know? Please submit it for the next eNewsletter! See end of eNewsletter for details.

About This eNewsletter

The Minnesota LGBT Therapists eNewsletter is a free networking tool for members of the LGBT Therapists network. All network members are welcome to contribute to this grassroots bi-weekly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to enews@LGBTtherapists.org. The LGBT Therapists eNewsletter is sent out every second Tuesday of the month.  All responses to questions, ads, workshops, etc. should be emailed directly back to the contact person in the notice. If you want your name added or deleted from the eNewsletter email list, use the links below.  Please note that if you do decide to delete your email, you will no longer receive general LGBT Therapists network communications, such as event announcements. If you want to become a member of this organization please visit the LGBT Therapists website.

Thank you! Irene Greene, Minnesota's LGBT Therapists eNewsletter Coordinator

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What's Here?
    LGBT Therapist Network Updates:
    Fall Workshop:  "Sex & Internalized Homophobia: Boomers to                                       Millenials"  RSVP
    Are you a current member?
    Referrals Wanted
    Groups Offered & Group Openings
    Upcoming Events & Workshops
    Notices

Members are invited to submit notices & announcements!
Do you run a Group? Or know of an upcoming workshop or event for our clients or us? Know something that other QLGBTA mental health professionals may also want to know? Please submit it for the next eNewsletter! See end of eNewsletter for details.

Steering Committee Updates

Fall Workshop:  "Sex & Internalized Homophobia:  Millenials to Boomers"
Friday, November 21, 2008; 12:15-1:45pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue; Minneapolis, MN  55403
This three-person panel: Carla Nathan, a sex educator with youth and young adults, Jennifer Pritchett, owner and educator of The Smitten Kitten Progressive Sex Toy Shoppe, and Dennis Christian, LICSW, DCSW, psychotherapist who works with men coming out later in life, will, from their different perspectives, discuss sex, cultural identity, and internalized homophobia across the generations.

Snacks; $15 members & $20 non-members.  Everyone welcome.  CEUs. More information to follow. Mark your calendars!! Please RSVP to irenegreene@earthlink.net - not necessary but would help us with planning.


The Steering Committee Needs Your Help
The Steering Committee (which is YOU) needs your participation to carry on the work of the organization. Please help in a big or a small way: come to a planning meeting, send in your suggestions for events, volunteer to monitor the web site, shop for snacks for workshop meetings, maintain the membership list. Something. Please join us (Dennis Christian, Mindy Benowitz, Irene Greene).  We're a fun threesome and we welcome more. Call Dennis at 612.940.7033 or email him.

Time to Join or Renew
 Are you a current member? LGBT Therapist Membership Renewal Time is (past) here: MEMBERSHIP: JOIN or RENEW
Membership perks:
(1)    Listing of your practice on our website www.LGBTtherapists.org
(2)    Reduced rate to our quarterly workshops
(3)    Receive our bi-weekly eNewsletter and advertise your groups, workshops, practice, etc.
(4)    You are supporting and a part of one of the few LGBT therapist networks in the nation!

It's PAST time to renew your membership in the network.  Annual memberships cost $40.00, beginning October 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2009; two-year memberships cost $75.00 and end December 31, 2010.

Send membership checks payable to LGBT Therapists to:
LGBT THERAPISTS
c/o Dennis V. Christian, L.I.C.S.W.
621 West Lake Street, Suite 325
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Or pay online with PayPal at our website. 
Call Dennis at 612.940.7033 or email him with any questions.

Thank you for spreading the word about renewals and the network.


LGBTtherapists.org Launched
Check out our updated website and our new web address:
www.LGBTtherapists.org   Find your information and check out other therapists' information.

Groups Information

PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO SOMEONE ELSE!

Group Referrals Wanted:
Male Only or Mixed Gender group for Sexual Abuse Survivors
in the Twin Cities. Please contact
Anne Cowley, MA, LP at 612-965-2070 Thank you!
atc221@gmail.com  
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Group Referral Request:
I'm looking for a support group for divorced parents of small
children.
Susan Broadwell
952.922.1848
susanebroadwell@yahoo.com
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Groups Offered & Group Openings:
Sexual Abuse Therapy Group for Women:
Tuesdays, 415-545pm
This ongoing therapy group has openings starting early next year.
100 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404  
$70/group; Intake session: $140
Mindy Benowitz, PhD, LP  612.870.0398
Irene Greene, MSEd 612.874.6442

*Women's "Coming Out" Support Group:
Next group scheduled to start in January 2009
Thursdays, 6 - 7:15p.m.
Support group for women who are "coming out" as bisexual or lesbian.
The group will meet for 12 consecutive weeks, for 75 minutes.
Each group member will be given a group outline, bibliography, and resource list.
Call for more information and to schedule a personal Intake Session. A sliding fee is negotiable.

Group facilitated by:
Irene Greene, M.S.Ed. Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy & Mediation
Suite 203 100 West Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
For more information: 612.874.6442.   Irenegreene@earthlink.net
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Adult DBT Group Openings:
Christian Recovery Center (CRC) will have openings beginning on
November 12th, 2008, for 5 women in our adult DBT group. Group meets
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at our office in Golden Valley. The
group curriculum is adapted from the Marsha Linehan protocol and
includes the same vocabulary and content while incorporating Scripture
and Christian principles. DBT is an ongoing program to change and
improve the quality of life for people suffering with emotional and
behavioral challenges. Skills taught include mindfulness, distress
tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. A
six-month weekly commitment is necessary, and concurrent participation
in individual DBT therapy is required. Openings will be filled on a first
come, first serve basis. Registration and intake required.
Fee: $60/week. Sliding fee scale available based on need. Most insurance
accepted.  For more information about this and other groups offered by
CRC, including other dates new members can join the DBT group.
Please contact Deb Link at 763.566.0088 x219 or dlink@christianrecovery
center.org <mailto:dlink@christianrecoverycenter.org >
Deb Link, MA, LPC
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DID Psycho-Educational Support Group:
Next group scheduled to start in January 2009. Few openings left on
waiting list.  75 minute group meets for 14 consecutive weeks. Support
group for women who are dealing with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Each group member will be given a group outline, bibliography, and
resource list. Call for more information and to schedule an Intake Session.
A sliding fee is negotiable.

Group facilitated by:
Irene Greene, M.S.Ed. Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy & Mediation
Suite 203 100 West Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
For more inform

Upcoming Events, Classes & Workshops

10th Annual      Transgender Day of Remembrance
Thursday, November 20, 2008
7:00 P.M.
Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ
2930 13th Avenue South
(NW corner of 13th  Avenue and Lake Street)
Minneapolis, MN 554072
This memorial service recalls the lives of those killed in the past 12 months due to anti-transgender violence
TransVoices will sing as part of the program
For more information call Barbara Satin 612-670-1978
Restorative Yoga Class:   RELAX & RESTORE:
With Kevin Kortan
St. Paul Yoga Center
1162 Selby Avenue (near Lexington)
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tuesdays, Noon - 1:15, Nov. 18th - Dec. 16th     *Special 5-wk. Series: $60, single classes $16
More information about Restorative Yoga: http://evolutionaryyoga.com/restorative.htm
St. Paul Yoga Center website: http://www.stpaulyogacenter.com/index.html
To Register: Please go to http://www.stpaulyogacenter.com/registration.html
For Directions: http://www.stpaulyogacenter.com/map.html

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Introduction to Somatic Experiencing®:
A Somatic Experiencing® introductory lecture is being offered Thursday, December 4 2008 from 4-7 pm at the Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street E, St Paul MN. Developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Somatic Experiencing® is a naturalistic, body-focused approach to the healing of trauma. It is based on the observation that animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized. SE understands that traumatic stress symptoms are often expressions of incomplete survival responses -fight, flight, and freeze-in the lower brain. SE helps people complete these responses and restore their capacity for self-regulation. The presenter, Dave Berger, MA, MFT, LCMHC, PT, SEP is a SE faculty member from New Hampshire. The cost is $45 and CEU's are available through CABRN, CBBS, and NBCC. Please call MN Training Coordinator, Leigh Ostrander at 952-926-2424 ext 2 for registration and more information.

Sexual Health Groups & Programs:
1)    Gay Men's Sexual Health Group.  Ongoing weekly group for gay men addressing sexual health issues.  Dr. Weston Edwards is the facilitator.  For more information, please see the website at: sexualhealthinstitute.org. or contact Weston Edwards at 612 987 4482.  Space is available for 2 more individuals.

2)    Pride Institute announcing the development of new Sexual Health Programming.  

a. Sexual health programming addressing co-occurring substance abuse and sexual health behaviors such as Sexual Addiction, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Anorexia,  Coping with Abuse, Relationship Struggles.  Programming is available both on the residential and outpatient level.  Most insurances are accepted.

      i.     Residential co-occurring Sexual Health and Substance Abuse programming. (Eden     Prairie Facility)
      ii.    Intensive Outpatient Sexual Health Services (Uptown area)

 b. New Sexual Compulsivity Anonymous 12-step group Tuesdays at Pride Institute, Eden Prairie, 7 PM.  
Open to the public.  (Enter through the gym door.)

 c. Man to Man Sexual Health Seminar:
Sponsored by University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health, Hosted by Pride Institute, Eden Prairie
November 15-16, 2008 (Twin Cities, MN)
Attend a two-day multi-media interactive seminar providing education on sexuality and intimacy between men.
To Register (so we have enough food) call: 1-800-552-8636
There is no cost.  

Submitted by:
Weston M Edwards, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist   Sexual Health Institute, LLC
1409 Willow St South, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55403
 weston@westonmedwards.com <mailto:weston@westonmedwards.com >
 www.sexualhealthinstitute.org <http://www.sexualhealthinstitute.org/ >      

Notices
Subject:    Survey of Treatment Options
Dear Participant,
I am a doctoral researcher at Capella University.  I am currently completing my dissertation entitled:
A SURVEY OF TREATMENT OPTIONS AND PROVIDER PREFERENCES FOR THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH CO-OCCURRING CONDITIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN MINNESOTA In an effort to ensure the high quality of options for treatment for dually diagnosed clients in Minnesota, this researcher is asking you to take 5 to 10 minutes to complete a short survey regarding your available treatment options and treatment preferences.
Your voluntary participation in this survey will provide insight into your experiences as a mental health and/or substance abuse provider.  Please take the time to respond.  All surveys will be completely confidential.
I ask that you complete and submit the survey by 12:00 AM on November 20, 2008. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=nLx3Q1Z5hbtA4PL_2frOtctg_3d_3d
If you have questions or concerns about this email or the survey, please email me at soverby@riverland.edu
Thank you in advance for your participation in my dissertation research,
Suzette Overby
Capella University
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=nLx3Q1Z5hbtA4PL_2frOtctg_3d_3d

Job Opportunities:
CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Christian Recovery Counseling (CRC) is seeking a professional with credentials of LP or LICSW with a PhD.  
Candidate will:
- have experience working with a Rule 29 agency
- have at least 5-10 years experience working in a mental health setting
- be a mature professional who is comfortable working in a non-denominational, non-profit Christian organization
- embrace our mission to help men, women, children and families heal from life experience of sexual, emotional and physical abuse (we treat both the victim and the perpetrator)

Responsibilities include but not limited to
- Overall supervision of all clinical staff
- Treatment consultation with the multidisciplinary staff
- Oversee all Rule 29 requirements
- Maintain a part-time caseload

If interested, please send resume and letter of interest to crc@christianrecoverycenter.org .
Submitted by Deb Link
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PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Job Opening:
CRC is seeking a professional with credentials of LMFT, LP or LICSW.
Candidate will:
- have at least 2 years experience in individual and family therapy for adults and children, including play therapy
- be a mature professional who is comfortable working in a non-denominational, non-profit Christian organization
- embrace our mission to help men, women, children and families heal from life experience of sexual, emotional and physical abuse

Responsibilities include but not limited to
- Provide individual and family therapy for adults and children, including play therapy
- Opportunity available to lead group therapy
- Participate in individual and group supervision with other CRC staff as required for licensure and for CRC to maintain its Rule 29 status.
- Maintain current case notes and culturally appropriate treatment plans in accordance with Minnesota state statutes as well as with current CRC procedures.   Maintain current and appropriate paperwork files in accordance with Minnesota state statute.
- Participate in continuing education with other CRC staff
If interested, please send resume and letter of interest to crc@christianrecoverycenter.org .
Submitted by Deb Link

Renewal Time

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