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

Volume III, Issue 2

The Network: The MN LGBTQA Therapists eNewsletter
1.19.10

        

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The Network eNewsletter:
Welcome. This eNewsletter goes out to members of the MN LGBT THerapists' Network and our friends & allies.
 
The Network offers an online directory for its members. Our annual membership drive is ON. Become a member! or Please Renew.


CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.LGBTtherapists.org - You will find individual listings of all of our members, their expertise, contact information, and services!

Past eNewsletters are archived on our website.
NEXT ISSUE: Tuesday, Februay 2.. Submissions are welcome and due by: Friday., 1/29.
Contact the editor: irenegreene@earthlink.net

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!                                       REGISTER NOW.                                          WE WILL SELL OUT!
This has become a nationally known conference. We have registrants coming in from all over the country. 50 workshops with over 80 presenters. 4 workshop slots plus Thursday night kick-off!

Beyond The Boxes Logo "Beyond the Boxes: Emerging Trends in LGBTQ Mental Health: A Regional Conference on Mental Health Topics as They Relate to the LGBTQ Communities"

 Conference Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 
                                    Opening Night Reception: Thursday, March 25 (presented by The MN
                                    LGBT Therapists' Network)


Conference Hosted by:
The Minnesota LGBT Therapists' Network &
The GLBTA Programs Office of the University of Minnesota &
The Queer Student Cultural Center at the University of Minnesota
General Information:
The conference will be held on Thursday evening, March 25 and Friday, March 26, 2010 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in Coffman Union. The Thursday evening Meet & Greet Opening Reception will include Loretta Worthington, Director of Rainbow Health Initiative, who will address LGBTQ disparities in mental and physical health, and consultant and trainer Beth Zemsky, a founder of The Network who will discuss LGBTQ mental health trends over the past 25 years. We will round out the evening with a few laughs from lesbian therapist and consultant Donna DiMenna who does stand-up comedy.

The conference and Resource Fair occur all day on Friday. We plan to offer almost 50 workshops in 4 time slots and to host 300 conference attendees.  This cutting edge conference will offer up to 50 workshops that will explore changing paradigms in research and clinical practice as they relate to our understandings of diverse sexual and gender identities, as well as to issues of privilege, race, class, ability and sexual practices. This one day conference is committed to challenging stereotypes and bias, providing current mental health information, expanding perspectives, and engaging participants in the areas of clinical work, research and community involvement.    CEUs available.

Conference Registration & Fees:
Registration is online at
www.glbta.umn.edu/beyondtheboxes  
We anticipate that the conference will reach capacity, so please do register soon.

Conference Only    $125.00
Conference & Reception    $150.00
Conference Presenters: Conference    $100.00
Conference Presenters: Conference & Reception    $125.00
Seniors/Students: Conference    $40.00
Seniors/Students: Conference & Reception    $50.00
Members, MN LGBT Therapists' Network: Conference    $120.00*      MEMBER DISCOUNT
Members, Therapists' Network: Conference & Reception    $145.00*   MEMBER DISCOUNT
Thursday evening Reception Only    $35.00
Thursday evening Reception Only (Seniors/Students)    $15.00

Schedule for the day:
7:30 am - 11:00 am                                   Registration
8:00 am                                                     Resource Fair Opens
8:30 am - 9:45 am                                     Workshop I
10:00 am -11:15 am                                  Workshop II
11:15 pm -1:30 pm                                    Mid-day Break: lunch served 12-1pm; (The lunch and key
                                                                            note address will be held at the Radisson University Hotel.)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm                                        Workshop III
3:00 - 4:15 pm                                               Workshop IV
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm                                        Closing Celebration
5:30                                                                   Resource Fair Ends

This Conference is for:
This conference will be of particular interest to mental health professionals, health care practitioners, researchers in the health sciences, educators, and students in these fields and is open to any and all interested lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer and allied individuals. CEUs will be available.

Keynote Speaker:
Katherine "Kit" Rachlin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in New York and a certified sex therapist. She is an experienced clinician as well as an energetic advocate for transgender people, their families and partners. Kit has served on the board of directors of organizations such as FTM-International and The Harry Benjamin Association/World Professional Association for Transgender Health. A member of the American Psychological Association's Taskforce on Gender Identity, she is the author of many published papers and book chapters on transgender health and well being.

For more information:
University of MN GLBTA Programs Office at www.glbta.umn.edu/beyondtheboxes
MN LGBT Therapist Network at www.lgbttherapists.org

A sample list of workshops will be posted on the UM website within two weeks.

For General Conference Information:
(1) Conference Co-Chair - MN.LGBT Therapist Network:
Irene Greene, 612.874.6442 irenegreene@earthlink.net
(2) Conference Co-Chair - University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office: 
Anne Phibbs, Director, 612.625.8519 phib0001@umn.edu

Want to buy an ad in the Conference Program Guide, buy table space at the Resource Fair or be a conference partner or volunteer?
We expect 300+ conference attendees and a lot of big-time conference sponsors. This promises to be a very good investment for your practice or company!

Your practice, business or company is invited to partner with The Network & The UM GLBTA Programs Office to help with the success of the March 2010 LGBTQA Mental Health Issues Conference.

We are looking for help with conference planning, volunteers, committee work, businesses to purchase ads for our conference program, businesses to buy table space at our Resource Fair and program ads, and companies to be major sponsors of the event.

Ads & Table Space:
   Purchase a Program ad in the conference program guide or buy table space at the Resource Fair: contact Owen Konecnik at 2010conf.marketing@gmail.com . (Table space has become limited.)
Partner or Sponsor:   If you or your business wants to be a partner or sponsor of this conference please contact Cheryl Maloney at
CAMaloney@aol.com. (Current Sponsors: BCBS, UCare, The Emily Program, PRIDE Institute, Rainbow Health Initiative, The UM Women's Center....to name a few.)
To Volunteer:   Contact: Irene Greene (The Network) at irenegreene@earthlink.net or Anne Phibbs, (UM GLBTA Program's Office) at phib0001@umn.edu if you are interested.

 Join us!

OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON!
TO:     LGBT THERAPISTS   
FROM: THE STEERING COMMITTEE of THE NETWORK

RE: MEMBERSHIP: JOIN or RENEW NOW
It's time to renew your membership or join the network.  Annual memberships begin January 1, 2010, and run through December 31, 2010. Dues for the year are $40.00; two-year memberships run through December 31, 2011, and are $75.00.
Membership includes:

  • a listing in our on-line directory
  • an email subscription to the bi-weekly eNewsletter, THE NETWORK
  • free advertising in the bi-weekly eNewsletter which reaches almost 200 therapists and mental health organizations
  • early registration information for the BEYOND THE BOXES LGBTQ Mental Health Conference, which The Network is co-sponsoring with the University of Minnesota's Queer Student Cultural Center and the GLBTA Program's Office
  • a $5.00 discount off the Conference registration fee
  • free card/brochure display at the LGBT Therapist Resource Fair table

If you haven't visited the network's web page recently, check it out:
www.LGBTTherapists.org .  Members are encouraged to review their listing to keep it current.  Send your change requests by contacting us

Lapsed members lose their directory listing at the end of January, 2010.   

Membership checks should be made payable to LGBT Therapists and sent to:
    LGBT THERAPISTS
    c/o Dennis V. Christian, L.I.C.S.W.
    621 West Lake Street, Suite 325
    Minneapolis, MN 55408

Or online payment can be made through PayPal.com by going through the network's web site.  

Call or email Dennis with any questions at 612.940.7033 or
support@dennischristian.com .
PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO SOMEONE ELSE!

Groups Offered:
Group notices list for two consecutive issues.  (Do you have a group you want to advertise here? Free. Contact us. Review past archived eNewsletters on our website for more groups.)
Women's Psychotherapy Groups
The Center of Women's Group Therapy offers psychodynamic women's psychotherapy groups, one in Minneapolis and one in Minnetonka. Candace Margulies, LICSW and Ilise Katz,LPCC, co-therapists.  For more information please call 612 802 1405. Professional referrals welcome.

Sexual Abuse Therapy Group for Women

Ongoing, Tuesdays, 415-545
Most insurances accepted
FFI and to receive a flyer contact:
Mindy Benowitz, PhD., L.P. 612.870-0398
Irene Greene, MSEd., Psychotherapist   612.874-6442
100 West Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN  55404

DBT for Adolescent Girls (ages 11-18)
Jill D. Boike, MSW, LICSW and Stephanie Rossing, MA, LMFT
Ongoing DBT group, Tuesdays in Blaine, MN, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Most insurances accepted (BC/BS, HealthPartners, Medica, UBH, MA, call for others).
Location: 12760 Aberdeen St, Ste 204, Blaine, MN 55449
Contact: Jill Boike  at 763-370-7810     
JBoike-therapy@comcast.net  

Psychotherapy Groups
Spaces for 2 men and 1 woman are available in my weekly therapy group which meets on Monday evenings from 6-7:45pm in Minneapolis (Seward neighborhood - Ivy Building for the Arts).  This group began in September and is multi-dimensional with much attention to interpersonal dynamics, identifying restrictive patterns rooted in the past, and enhancement of forward momentum.  It is a collaborative and creative hard-working group.
 FFI: Nancy Ruppenthal, LICSW, LMFT 612.789.2653


New Women's Psychotherapy Group for Complex Adult Relational Trauma
I have begun screening interviews for a new women's psychotherapy group which will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 4:30-6:15pm. Treatment issues include recovery from complex adult relational trauma.
 FFI:  Nancy Ruppenthal, LICSW, LMFT 612.789.2653

Adolescent Girls (11 - 18) who are Survivors of Trauma
Molly Deprekel, MA, LP  and Kay Neznik, LICSW (intern Maggie Bailey)Begins Monday January 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and continues for 8 weeks at Phoenix Process Consultants, 11812 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 100, MinnetonkaCost: $127.00 per session for 8 weeks, space limited (Health Partners with authorization and MA accepted)For more info and registration, contact Molly Deprekel 952.472.2422 or md@phoenixprocesssonsultants.com
    
Mindfulness Mondays
 Meditation Practice Group: guided meditation, sitting, walking , yoga/qigong and more.
 Drop-ins welcome, beginners and all levels of experience. Ongoing, weekly group. Donation.
 Rivers' Way Meditation Center  7:30-9:15pm
 2637 27th Ave. S  #201. Mpls, MN 55406
 Merra Young LICSW,LMFT 612.253.5133
 
www.riverswaymeditation.net

Related to Therapy & Therapists:


Looking for a Consultation Group:
I would like to join a monthly or bi-monthly consultation group with other therapists in the LGBT Therapist Network.  I have been in private practice for about 3 years. My practice consists of individuals and couples, over 70% of whom identify as LGBTQ.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. If you have room in your group please contact me.
I would also be open to hosting a new group in my office. Contact me at connie@hftherapy.com , 612-275-1657  Thank you, Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Conferences, Classes & Workshops:
(These notices will run here for two issues. Review past archived eNewsletters on our website for additional conferences & workshops.)
Augsburg College Feminist Collective's Roundtable Discussion Series on Gender and Sexuality, Jan 22-23
Augsburg College Feminist Collective hosts a Roundtable Discussion Series on Gender & Sexuality Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010
`Friday at 5 pm: Twin Cities Smitten Kitten Education Coordinator Clare Jacky facilitates discussion on safe, exploratory, and pleasureful queer sex.
`Friday at 7 pm: Twin Cities singer/songwriter Chastity Brown shares her complex soul - a country-born, gospel-raised, activist poet who sings about women, race, love and politics with an edgy tenderness. Discussion of her music with Chastity at the end of performance.

`Saturday at 11:30 am: Milwaukee sex therapist Psy.D. Lynn Vice facilitates discussion about the positive right to pleasure: the female orgasm, addressing questions such as What is sexual pleasure and what can it mean for each of us as individuals?
`Saturday at 2 pm: Augsburg College Professor Nancy Fischer facilitates discussion on sexuality from a sociological perspective.
Where: Augsburg College [Friday in the Women's Resource Center and Saturday TBA]
The initiative of the Roundtable Series on Gender & Sexuality is to have a variety of well-versed [in terms of gender & sexuality] community members host knowledgeable, exploratory, openly interactive, intimate, and informative talks with participants in order to develop discussion pertaining to the topic at hand in a safe and non-heteronormative environment.

The discussion facilitators will have space to elaborate on the dedicated themes and furthermore receive questions and varied analysis from listeners in order to foment greater interaction between the facilitator and those who are actively listening... Coming together to open a communal outlet embracing our unique realities of humanness; uniting to speak our truths...

Food and overall refreshments will be tentatively and health-fully provided by Birchwood Cafe, St. Martin's Table, and Hard Times Cafe.

Yoga-Psychotherapy
for the Winter Blues & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Rachel Allyn, Ph.D., L.P., Clinical Psychologist & Certified Yoga Instructor
  ~Friday, January 22nd from 6-8 pm at Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center in Lakeville
~Sunday, January 24th from 1-3 pm at Yoga Center of Minneapolis in St. Louis Park
 Cost: $40 dollars (Sliding fee scale available based on income)
 FFI: Rachel Allyn    drrachelallyn@gmail.com
Anger Management for Women Class
This is a 6 session psycho-educational class for women to learn to identify and express their anger in respectful and effective ways.  Through presentations, handouts, practice and discussion, participants will focus on analyzing and understanding individual patterns of stress and anger, negative self-talk, and developing tools for managing emotions and positive conflict resolution.  The Class Meets:
 Thursdays, January 21 through February 25, 2010
 6 sessions
 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
 Cost: $135.00
Location: 9531 W. 78th St., Suite 145, Eden Prairie, 55344. The office is conveniently located at the junction of Hwy 494 and Hwy 169.
FFI: Sue Cromwell, MSW, LICSW at 651.268.0751 or at skceden@comcast.net .

Be a Featured Network Member!!!
We want to know more about our Members!  Don't be shy! Let's all share a virtual handshake.

If you would like to be a featured member in our next eNewsletter contact me, Irene Greene at irenegreene@earthlink.net or 612.874.6442  I have some questions for you to answer and you can share info about your counseling services, yourself and what being a Network member means to you.
Let's all get to know each other!!

Announcements

Pfund Scholarships Recognize Outstanding LGBTA Leaders
Scholarships available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or allied student leaders
Application and information available at www.PFundOnline.org
Application deadline - February 1, 2010

Seeking: adult, US born and/or raised Black women (18+) who identify as queer, lesbian, bisexual or as women romantically and/or sexually attracted to other women to participate. See further details below!


Contribute YOUR voices to the understanding and needs of OUR community.

Graduate student conducting a study examining the experiences of Black lesbian and bisexual women, seeking adult, US born and/or raised Black women (18+) who identify as queer, lesbian, bisexual or as women romantically and/or sexually attracted to other women to participate. Your participation would include two interviews. The first interview will include questions about your experience of your race and sexual orientation in communities of Color and in lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) communities. During the second interview you will be asked to provide feedback on your initial answers, general themes found in this study, and you will be asked to complete a brief survey. Interviews may be face-to-face or via phone (depending on your location and preference).

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact queerwomenofcolorstudy@gmail.com or call (617) 245-0833 to schedule an interview time. Additionally, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/queerwomenofcolorstudygroup for further information.            Be HEARD.

What do you want to say to the young gay/bi men in Minnesota?
HIV infection rates among young gay/bi men ages 13-24 have nearly doubled in the last year and are the highest they've been since 1986.

Submit a video, audio, or other media with your HIV prevention and care services message for young gay/bi men by February 18th, and you could win $100 (gift card) and other prizes and see your work be featured in a statewide campaign!
 
The rules are simple: include at least one HIV message and be creative.
 
Format guidelines and messages are available at OnTheRiseMN.org.  You, or at least one member of your group, must be 15-26 and live in the Minnesota.
 
Finalists will be selected by a panel of HIV experts, and winners will be chosen by online voting.  All finalists will be honored at an awards reception.
 
Go to OnTheRiseMN.org for more information, including full details and submission instructions!
 
Sponsored by:
Hennepin County Ryan White Program &  Minnesota Department of Health

Board Members Wanted:

Rainbow Health Initiative is looking for people interested in serving  
on it's Board of Directors.  Especially needed are finance,  
fundraising, marketing and human resource skills.  RHI seeks diverse  
representation from the LGBT and allied community on its board.  Check  
out the RHI website www.rainbowhealth.org and contact Kate Lehmann (katelehmann@comcast.net ) to find out more.

ALL GENDER HEALTH ONLINE VIDEO 'SHORT' CONTEST:
Dear Community Members and/or Providers,
Happy holidays! Attached is a printable version of the announcement of the University of Minnesota's All Gender Health Online (AGHO) video 'short' (i.e., 1-3 minutes) contest. Winning videos will be incorporated into the AGHO online intervention for transgender individuals who have sex with non-trans men to promote sexual health and wellness; the intervention focuses on sexual desire, pleasure, the body, and relationships as well as transgender identities and communities. We want to make sure that as much content as possible is generated by the community for the community.
 
Please print and post the announcement for members of your local transgender communities to see, participate, and possibly win monetary prizes (the top ten videos will be awarded $100 each). The contest requires access to a webcam, the internet, as well as a participant's willingness to share their experiences in front of the camera. The deadline for submissions is January 22, 2010.
 
To go directly to the online application form please click on the following link: http://www.allgenderhealth.org/contest <http://www.allgenderhealth.org/contest >

Following application completion and video completion, follow the online instructions in the application or in the attached form and upload entries onto the following site:
http://aghovideo.blogspot.com

Please note that contestants will not be able to access the blogspot.com site until they have completed the initial application and electronic signature.
 
We encourage you to forward this message to appropriate lists and provider networks as it is difficult to reach community members who may not have access to the internet often.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to respond to Hale Thompson (thom3574@umn.edu ) with inquiries.
 
Sincerely,
The AGHO Team

NEW Bisexual Organizing Project Website:
 If you haven't already done so, go check out the NEW BOP website!
http://bisexualorganizingproject.org/default.html

We proudly present our newly revised Mission and Vision statements, an extensive list of Local, National, and Internet resources, an event calendar <http://www.my.calendars.net/bop/ >  which anyone can add events to, and something that I am very excited about -- the BOP Shop <http://astore.amazon.com/bisexorganpro-20 > ! 

We have set up an aStore with Amazon.com.  Browse to our site, go to the BOP Shop <http://astore.amazon.com/bisexorganpro-20 >  page and click the link to enter the shop.  There is a huge list of all that Amazon has to offer in GLBT books and DVDs.  There is also a section of books on Men's Health, Women's Health, Psychology & Counseling, and a section of Health & Personal Care items.  The search box on our store site searches the categories of items that we have listed.  The Amazon.com link there will take you to the Amazon site to allow you to purchase other items offered.  The BOP Shop <http://astore.amazon.com/bisexorganpro-20 >  sales and referrals are tracked and BOP will receive payment for a portion of the sales generated through our site each month.  So take a few moments, check out our new site, do a little shopping and support BOP!   Remember to return to Amazon.com through the BOP website to help generate profits for our group!

Lesbian Couples with Children Needed for a Study   
Seeking 15 Lesbian Couples with Children for the Following Study: Lesbian Motherhood and the "Presentation of We" Lesbian couples with children are invited to participate in a research study from Carleton College's Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Eligible participants must be self-identified lesbians in a committed same-sex relationship, have at least one child, and be physically and mentally capable of fulfilling all study requirements. The overall purpose of this study is to determine how lesbian parents attempt to present their families as 'natural' and 'legitimate,' both within the family and externally, in their dealings with social institutions.

Study participants will be asked to complete a short survey, keep a journal for one week, and take part in a final, hour-long interview. There is no compensation for involvement in this study, but interested participants will receive a final copy of the senior thesis to be based on this research. If you are interested in participating or simply have questions about the study, please contact: Katherine Morriss at morrissk@carleton.edu

MAKING AN IMPACT ON AGING IN WEST SEVENTH AND HIGHLAND PARK COMMUNITIES

Are you concerned about how you will live successfully into old age in your community?  This is a unique opportunity to impact the services that might be available to you as a senior or after you retire.  Seeking 60+year old lesbian - particularly African-American or Latina - to participate in a federal initiative called NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) beginning in the West 7th and Highland neighborhoods.  The project goals include:

* enhancing senior access to wellness and mental health resources
* increasing opportunities for volunteerism for and by seniors
* streamlining delivery of social services that allow seniors to "age in place" in their communities

A steering committee is forming.  The initiative is reaching out to ensure that the diversity of senior (or those nearing retirement) residents are represented.  If you would like to be considered for the committee, are 60+ yr and live in one of the targeted neighborhoods contact the NORC Project Coordinator: Nancy E. Lee; NLee@jfssp.org ; 651-690-8938.

Upcoming Events:

Shades of Yellow New Year Celebration
Join us at Shades of Yellow (SOY) New Year Celebration. Over 300 people are expected to attend so bring your friends and family to enjoy this celebration!
 
There are nine contestants vying for the Mr. or Miss SOY 2010 title so come see who will walk away with the title!
 
Saturday, January 23, 4-8pm (after party 8-10pm)
Prom Center - 484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale

Shades of Yellow New Year Celebration tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.
 
For additional information contact Executive Director Kevin Xiong at kevin.xiong@shadesofyellow.org or Ming Lee at ming.lee@shadesofyellow.org .

 Q-Quest Youth Fest 2010

Friday, March 12th
Webster Complex- 425 5th St NE- Minneapolis, MN
(Time TBA, but probably 12 PM - 9PM)

Want to help plan Q-Quest Youth Fest this year?  Fantastic! 
Join us on Thursday, January 21st from 4 to 5 PM at
Family and Children's Services located at 4123 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Jessi Tebben
Out4Good
GLBT Program Coordinator
Minneapolis Public Schools- Student Support Services
425 Fifth Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
 
Phone:  612-668-5482
Fax:  612-668-0855
Email:  Jessi.Tebben@mpls.k12.mn.us
Out4Good Web Address: http://sss.mpls.k12.mn.us/Out4Good.html  

Minnesota School OUTreach Coalition
4123 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
1-877-GLBTKID (452-8543)
www.mnschooloutreach.org
Marriage Equality Organizing Meeting for People of Faith
Thursday, January 28th, 7-8pm - Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis
Please attend our first meeting of the year to plan how we are going to pave the path for a legislative victory for marriage in Minnesota

LGBTQ Youth Training
In a perfect world LGBTQ youth would... have safe places to stay, gather and express themselves; be able to access the same resources as other youth; be heard on issues that affect them most.
 
Join LGBTQ Youth and Allies for a special training on finding and effectively using your POWER to make real CHANGE!
 
Wednesday, January 20, 5:30-8pm
South High School - 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
 
For additional information contact Anna at (612) 208-2009.

OutFront Minnesota's justFair Lobby Day

Wednesday, April 21st - State Capitol
Legislative Appointments - all day; Rally for Fairness - 1pm
Minnesota has the largest lobby day in the country for GLBT equality because of your attendance and your help in recruiting your friends and family to speak out for equality.

 

Conference Planning Committee Members:                       
MN LGBTQA Therapists' Network Members of the Committees:
Irene Greene, Conference Co-Chair
Owen Konecnik, Chair, Conference Program Materials
Dennis Christian, Chair, Thursday Opening Kick-off
Owen Konecnik, Chair, Resource Fair
Mindy Benowitz
Tom Glaser
Connie Studer
Kate Lehmann
Trisha Falvey
White Ash, web site

University of MN Members of the Committees:
UM GLBTA Program's Office:
Anne Phibbs, Conference Co-Chair
Shawyn Lee
Sofia Ramirez
Shawn Mason  
Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff, University Counseling & Consulting Center

Community Members of the Committees:
Manzar Lari
Pam Cosby
Nicky Simon Burton, PRIDE Institute
Christy Rushfeldt, Hamline
Cheryl Mahoney, Fundraising
Thea Lee
Roxanne Anderson, NAMI
Ross Aalgaard,Westminster Counseling Center
Janelle Carle, St. Mary's 

Consultants to Date:
Sam McClure, Quorum
Loretta Worthington, Rainbow Health Initiative

We welcome more members. contact: irenegreene@earthlink.net

Tidbits

EDUCATION  | January 13, 2010
 Boy, 4, Chooses Long Locks and Is Suspended From Class  <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/education/13hair.html?emc=eta1 >
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
 No exception could be made for the pint-sized rebel, who sat through a school board hearing in a Dallas suburb with his hair in a ponytail, manifestly bored.

Office Space Available:
Loring Park Office Space
Office space available Tues, Fri and weekends in beautiful, 1920's art deco building on the east side of Loring Park.  Large office with high ceilings, Room and Board furniture, waiting room and kitchenette.  $150/mo per day used.  Please contact Suzanne Harman, LICSW  at 612.760.6978 if interested or for further information.
    
 Chaska:
My office group in Chaska has an office available for sublet immediately.  Hours are negotiable. It is in a 6 office suite with psychotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and homeopaths.  If interested, call Gail Willgohs, NCTMB, @ 952-426-2673. Susan Broadwell  susanebroadwell@yahoo.com
  
 Minneapolis Office spaces (two)
available in the beautiful Lowry Rose Building, 22nd and Dupont, just off Hennepin.  Great for therapist offices. Available space is handicap accessible.  Rental includes utilities, janitorial service, 24-hour access, FAX, furnished waiting area, communal kitchen and bathroom (with shower!). Great front porch for informal gathering! Wi-fi and copier services available.  Easy access from highways 394, 94, and 35W and numerous bus lines. Many neighborhood amenities, including nearby Lake of the Isles, bike paths, coffee shops and restaurants, grocery and drug stores.FFI: Julie Kenfield  at 612-991-8229      kenfi001@umn.edu

Quote OF THE DAY:
 "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ---- Dr. Seuss  (Thanks Kate.)


Welcome to the MN LGBTQA Therapists eNewsletter of "The Network." The Network is a MN based grass-roots group of queer & allied mental health therapists, students in mental health related fields, and community mental-health related agencies. Our group shares information and resources that impact our varied work in the mental health fields and that is unique to the particular needs of the LGBTQ communities we live in and serve. We welcome submissions to this eNewsletter that are pertinent to mental health and LGBTQ issues ! All Network members are welcome to contribute to this bi-weekly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to irenegreene@earthlink.net .

The MN LGBT Therapist 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 Network email list, please contact us.  Please note that if you do decide to delete your email, you will no longer receive general Network communications, such as event announcements.

If you want to become a member of this organization please visit:  <http://www.LGBTTherapists.org >
Thank you! Irene Greene, MN LGBT Therapist eNewsletter Coordinator 

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