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

Volume III, Issue 4

The Network: The MN LGBTQA Therapists eNewsletter
3.09.10                                                              

 

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Two weeks away.THE WORKSHOP TIMES, TITLES, DESCRIPTIONS, PRESENTER INFO IS NOW POSTED ONLINE at www.glbta.umn.edu/beyondtheboxes

                              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
                                   
at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in Coffman Union

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

Thursday evening, March 25, 630-10pm: (Hosted by The LGBT Therapists Network)
Schedule for Thursday night:  Mississippi Room of Coffman Union:
Opening Session with refreshments:
Loretta Worthington: Director of Rainbow Health Initiative, will address LGBTQ disparities in mental and physical health
Beth Zemsky: consultant and trainer and a founder of The Network will discuss LGBTQ mental health trends over the past 25 years
Donna DiMenna: therapist and H.R. consultant will do stand-up comedy
Chastity Brown: singer/songwriter
Conference Information for Friday, March 26:
- The conference and Resource Fair occur all day on Friday
- 50 workshops in 4 time slots and showcasing 80+ presenters

Overview of Workshop Topics: making your practice more LGBTQ sensitive, 'straight' privilege, lgbt family / relationship therapy, poly, sex-positivity, BDSM, cross-dressing, men who have sex with men; race/identity workshops: African American, Hmong, Korean, Native American; a lot of gender issues, trans issues, queer youth, gays in the military, sexual identity and the APA, gender identity and the APA, deaf and hard of hearing queer people, queer elders and their needs, coaching, coming out, intersex, sexual compulsivity & cyber sex, HIV-AIDS, high pregnancy rates among lesbian and bi girls, sexual violence and lgb & t people, lesbian / same-sex domestic violence, therapist boundaries with clients within the 'small' lgbt communities, self-care for therapists and activists, advocating for LGBT people with mental health issues, mindfulness, clinical supervision, oppression and how it impacts the body, bi-sexuality/pan-sexuality, international torture of lgbt people, eating disorder issues w/in lgbt communities, spirituality, etc.

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. (If you are presenting you do need to register. You receive a $25 discount off of the conference fee.)

This is a very reasonably priced conference for all that you receive:
4 workshops, CEUs, lunch, snacks, key note, plus the evening kick-off reception!

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

Schedule for Friday:
7:30 am - 11:00 am                                   Registration
8:00 am                                                     Resource Fair Opens
8:30 am - 9:45 am                                     Workshop Session I
10:00 am -11:15 am                                  Workshop Session 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 Session III
3:00 - 4:15 pm                                               Workshop Session 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.

Kit Rachlin, Ph.D.
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

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

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.)
New LGBT Crime Victims Support Groups
OutFront Minnesota's Anti-violence Program is still organizing two support groups that will start soon. One group is for GLBTQ victims/survivors of domestic violence and the second group is for GLBTQA crime victims. If you would like more information, please contact OutFront Minnesota's Anti-Violence Program Director, Rebecca Waggoner Kloek, at 616-822-0127 ext. 7656 or rwkloek@outfront.org.Women's Psychotherapy Groups
SPRING THERAPY RETREAT!!
This 6 week in-city retreat (6 Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 pm) for women and men will help participants cope with stress, tap into the source and learn holistic techniques to improve well-being.  As a group, we will use principles of awareness, relaxation, creativity (art & music projects), social bonding, physical well-being and spirituality to create an atmosphere of acceptance and renewal to influence change and balance in everyday life.
Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 and 12, 2010.|
Location: Shenandoah Wellness Center (for map and facilitator bios, see: www.shenandoahwellnesscenter.com
 Led by Gretchen Bueide, MA, LPC and Alice Browne, Music Therapist
Early bird registration fee mailed in by 3/17: $150. Regular registration by 3/24: $180
 email registration to: gretchenbueide@yahoo.com or abmermaid@gmail.com
 Make check payable and mail to Full Spectrum Psychotherapy, Suite 1 at above address.
 Thank you!FFI: Gretchen: 952.544.2288 or Alice: 612.860.6644
 (Further description on www.fullspectrumpsychotherapy.com
 
March Psychodrama Training and Personal Growth
I Am Cooking up some good Psychodrama experiences
Check the Aslan Webpage for more details: www.aslaninst.com <http://www.aslaninst.com/ >  or call 612-920-3740

The Following are at ASLAN Institute
March 4th- Stepping into Another Shoes: Technique of Role Reversal
March 18 - Speaking the Unspoken: The role of the double
March 25th: Role Exploration: The self emerges from our roles
3 hour psychodrama Training for professionals, 6:30 - 9:30pm
$25 Professionals, $10 students

Intensive Psychodrama Personal Growth Weekend for Professionals
March 26. 27, & 28, 2010 Friday,6:30-9:30pm,  Saturday and Sunday 9:30-4:00pm
Cost $95-145, Student receive discount, $50 deposit

OPEN PSYCHODRAMA SESSION Springing into Action
March 18th, Friday night, 6:30-9:30pm
$5-10 donation Open to the Public

The following is at Phoenix Group Homes, INC in Maplewood, MN
ALL Day Saturday Workshop, ROLE THEORY
 MARCH 6, 2010 9:30am-4:30pm
Master level professionals and students
$45 professionals, $10 students/unemployed, scholarships available

I do hope you will join me for an informative and enjoyable time.
Mary Anna, maryanna palmer <maryannapalmer@yahoo.com >
MindBody Skills Group:
10 week psycho-educational support group based on the protocol from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.The focus of the groups is to teach a variety of skills based on the interaction between our mind and body. Skills include, but are not limited to, deep breathing, meditation, simple biofeedback, imagery and movement.  These skills facilitate relaxation and sharpen personal awareness in order to improve self-care choices.  The skills are useful as an adjunct to psychotherapy, as stress management, overall health and wellness and with physical conditions where stress is a component.  Each group has a teaching component, an experiential component and a sharing component. 
Group size:  5-8
Starting: mid-March, 2010, or when there are enough people
Meets: Tuesday evenings for 2 hours
Intake appointment required
Cost:  $375 for the series. Intake is free.  Insurance is not applicable.
Facilitator: Linda C. Nelson, MA, LP.   25+ years doing individual, couples & group therapy
  Call or email for flyer and more information: 612.379.2640 x15 or lcnelson2@msn.com  
Grove Psychotherapy, Inc, 219 SE Main St, Ste 400, Minneapolis, MN   55414
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, 430pm - 545pm
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

Related to Therapy & Therapists:

Seeking Support or Therapy Group for Lesbian client:
Does anyone know of a group that would be helpful to one of my clients? She has depression but we are working steadily on that---the main need is finding connection for helpful talk and social time with other older, professional, unpartnered, perhaps introverted bi/lesbian women who just feel isolated much of the time? Please feel free to email me if you have ideas--Scott Bartell LICSW at scottbartellsw@earthlink.net----thanks !

Looking for a gay therapist for an older gay man, who is currently working, and receiving MN Care and Medicare. He has been in therapy before. Contact Dennis Christian, LICSW., DCSW if you are available.  612.940.7033  support@dennischristian.com

Looking for a Therapist:
27 year-old gay male looking for a therapist familiar with GLBT issues. He has Health Partners insurance coverage and lives in Western WI  and would prefer someone who works somewhere between St. Paul and Western, WI       Please contact:  bellbivdevoe12@gmail.com

Therapy Resource Info Wanted:
I am compiling a list of therapists and medical professionals who work with clients who are trans/gender queer and wanting to get 'the letter' for hormones, etc. in relation to transitioning. Please contact me with your info or info of folks who you know.    Thanks, Irene   irenegreene@earthlink.net    612.874.6442

Looking for a Consultation Group:

1) Looking for peer consultation group to join. Please email Simmie Parlow at parlowpsych@comcast . net or call 651.482.8467.

2) 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

Workshops & Conferences:
 
Minnesota Trans
Health and Wellness Conference:
An educational program on transgender health for primary care and mental health
providers and students

"Identifying Crossroads, Connecting Communities"
 May 14 - 15, 2010

Metropolitan State University
 700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106
 Cost:
 $175 for physicians (MD or DO) with CME credit
         ($200 on-site registration)
 $100 for other providers 
         ($125 on-site registration)
 $25 for non-providers and students 
         ($35 on-site registration)
Register online by May 11
www.mntranshealth.org

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
3405 Chicago Ave S Suite 3
Minneapolis MN 55407
612-823-1152
mntranshealthconference@gmail.com
Presented by:  The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, in conjunction
with the Minnesota Medical Association

When the Life (or Death) of a Psychotherapist Interrupts Treatment
Presented by:  Janet Thomas, Psy.D., LP
March 5, 2010
When life events result in a sudden, temporary, or permanent absence from practice, psychologists are responsible for managing both clinical and practical repercussions. Acute or chronic illness, injury, death, and personal crises are examples of such life events. When they occur, psychologists are faced with complex dilemmas about self-disclosure to clients, as well as practical questions such as who will notify clients, cancel appointments, handle billing and insurance issues, and manage client records, should the absence be extended or permanent. This forum will allow participants to begin the process of developing a practice management plan that could be implemented if needed.
First Friday Forums Metropolitan State University-St. Paul Campus
700 Seventh St. E., Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
8:30 a.m., Registration; 9 a.m.-Noon
Program Co-sponsored by MPA Education and Training Committee and Metropolitan State University
All 2010 Forums have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 3.0 continuing education hours, Board Log #1001-8481. MPA is an approved provider with the Minnesota Board of Social Work, #CEP-98; these programs are eligible for three (3.0) hours.  www.mnpsych.org

Healing & Hope for Male Survivors
2010 International Conference
Friday, March 19, 2010
John Jay College, New York City
There is still time to register for the conference.  We are offering 4 themed tracks: Addiction, Institutional, Advocacy and Female Offenders.  
These tracks are in additional to general interest workshops and outstanding plenary speakers.
MaleSurvivor.org | PMB 103 | 5505 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington | DC | 20015
Bisexual Empowerment Conference:
A Uniting, Supportive Experience
Conference Registration is now live! Please click the link on the left to reserve your place today!
Mark your calendar for April 16-18, 2010
Hamline University in St. Paul

The BECAUSE Conference is the premier weekend event in the Midwest for bisexuals, queers, non-mono-sexual, bi-curious, questioning, and all others, regardless of sexual or gender identity.  This conference is open to everyone!

Planning for BECAUSE 2010 is underway -- this is the time to get involved! Email BECAUSEconference@gmail.com  for details.
White Privilege and White Supremacy one cell at a time"
Sunday, April 25, 2010 /  10am-5pm.
This workshop is for white people who already have an understanding of white privilege and white supremacy (WP/WS) and want to learn more about how to dismantle WP/WS through embodiment work, education, visioning and practical action. This workshop was first offered in October 2009. The intention of this training is to use critical race content and embodiment exploration to uproot ideologies of white supremacy and systems of white privilege in our lives. This will be done through becoming more conscious around the presence of WP/WS at our deepest selves as well as in our work to end racism. To be clear, this is not about subtly re-centering whiteness, but instead is work we as whites must doin the service of ultimately dismantling the structures of racial oppression in our society, in our work places, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Presenters:
Susan Raffo is a writer, community organizer and craniosacral therapist currently studying with Suzanne River in Global Somatics. Her interest is to bring together embodiment work and experiences with political work and experiences to end oppression and further social justice.
Heather Hackman teaches courses in social justice and multicultural education, heterosexism and homophobia in the US, race and racism in the US, and oppression and social change. While we have been doing this work individually and together for a number of years, we feel it important to note that we are not positioning ourselves as "experts" on the issue of race, racism, white privilege or white supremacy as white supremacy would have us (and any whites doing this work) subtly do. Instead, we are simply attempting to share some of the experience we have gained in doing our own work and working with others around these issues and welcome your contributions to this workshop as we grow together.
Logistics:
Advance registration is required for this workshop - space is limited to 40 participants.
You will get information on where (south Minneapolis) upon registration. Registration is sliding fee $25 to $75 and includes the cost of lunch and materials. Call or email Susan at 612-245-4056 or raffo95@gmail.com or Heather at 612-599-1221 or hwhackman@stcloudstate.edu if you have questions. Please send your registration and payment by Thursday, April 1 to hold your registration.

3rd Annual Transgender & Ally Symposium:
We're pleased to announce that our 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium will be held the weekend of August 13-15, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio!    For more conference info, visit http://www.transohio.org/

Announcements

Call for Artists - Wilder Foundation LGBTA Event
Hi all,
The LGBTA Employee Resource Group at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul is hosting a community event in June for LGBT Pride month, and we are looking for artists who would like to help us celebrate the richness of artistic expression going on throughout the Twin Cities LGBT community.
The theme of the event is tied around celebration, growth, and change, and we would like to invite authors, poets, spoken word artists, singers, and artists of all ages and persuasions to join us.
The event will be roughly an hour long, and will be held at the Wilder Center in St. Paul on either June 7th or June 14th from 12pm - 1pm, with food open at 11:30am. We are still unsure what the particular composition of artists will be or how many we'll be able to accommodate within the hour, but we look forward to hearing from you.
Please let me know if you or someone you know might be interested, and I will pass along more information.
Thanks!
Matt Thiede  |  651.280.2734  |  651-280-3700 (fax)  |  www.hmismn.org


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.

Upcoming Events:

Family Tree Clinic's LGBTQ Health Initiative Open House!

Where: Family Tree Clinic
When: March 11, 2010 at 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Dear Friend,      
The health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people is recognized as a national health concern due to a growing body of research that shows a wide disparity in the availability and accessibility of quality health care services geared towards LGBTQ communities.  Family Tree Clinic is dedicated to ensuring that everyone of all gender identities and sexual orientations have access to comprehensive and compassionate sexual health care and education.
 
We look forward to seeing you!
  Sincerely,  
  Alissa Light                          Erin Wilkins
  Interim Executive Director    Education & Support Coordinator
 1619 Dayton Ave. #205
 Saint Paul, MN 55104  651-645-0478
www.familytreeclinic.org

Bi Bar Night to Benefit the BECAUSE Conference on Bisexuality         
Date:   Saturday March 13, 2010    
Time:   8:00 pm  - 10:00 pm                                        
Location:   Camp Bar                              
Street:   490 N. Robert St.                              
City State Zip:   Saint Paul, MN 55101                                                   
Notes:   Come hang with some ultra fun people and support a good cause!  Bi Bar Night will be raising funds for the BECAUSE 2010 Conference on Bisexuality.  (www.becauseconference.org )
www.camp-bar.net
Camp Bar
490 N. Robert St.
Saint Paul, MN 55101   
The National 'Creating Change' Conference in 2011 is in Minneapolis-St. Paul!
The 23rd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change will be held in Minneapolis Feb. 2 - 6, 2011 at the beautiful Hilton Minneapolis. Snow or not, sub-zero temperatures or not, CC11 will burn hot like a fire pit at the Hilton Minneapolis.  
Please join Sue Hyde and Russell Roybal, CC11 conference planners, and a crew of other staff from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for our first community information meeting about Creating Change 2011.  
What:  Community Information Meeting about The 23rd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
Why: Because we all want CC11 to be our best Creating Change ever and you can help make it so!
Who: Sue Hyde, Russell Roybal and staff from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and YOU!  
When: Wednesday, March 31  6:30 PM: Lite supper and socializing. 7:00 PM: Community information meeting hosted by Sue and Russell
Where: Minnesota Church Center, 122 W. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
2 blocks west of Franklin Ave. and Nicollet Public transportation on Franklin Ave. bus route #2. Parking behind the Minnesota Church Center, access from Pillsbury St.; also street parkingMinnesota Church Center is a fully accessible building   Please RSVP to creatingchange@thetaskforce.org
Thanks!  We hope to see you there!   
From: Your Creating Change 2011 Team

People of Faith for Marriage Equality Meeting

7:00pm, Wednesday, March 24 - All Gods Children Metropolitan Community Church
Join OutFront Minnesota and your neighbors as individuals and groups from diverse faith traditions meet together in support of marriage equality.
 
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.

Tidbits:
Senator Franken to Introduce Student Nondiscrimination Act:
On January 27, 2010, Representative Jared Polis (CO) introduced H.R. 4530, the Student Nondiscrimination Act (SNDA) in the House of Representatives. The bill would establish a comprehensive Federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. SNDA would provide affirmative protections for children of LGBT parents and LGBT students and ensure that all students have access to public education in a safe environment free from discrimination, including harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence. The House bill currently has 65 co-sponsors. MN Senator Al Franken is expected to introduce a companion bill in the Senate sometime in the next few weeks.

Office Space Available:

Minnetonka Shared Office Space Available:
Calm, spacious office conveniently located near intersection of 394 and Hopkins Crossroad.  Available April 15, $85/mo/12-hour day, 204 square feet plus a waiting room, lots of windows and views, quiet building, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, accessibility to major highways and bus station, friendly tenants, handicapped-accessible with easy parking.  Please contact Kathleen Lowry,
lowrykathleen@hotmail.com or 952-270-5847.

Edina Office Available
I sub lease at the Edina location (5200 Willson Road, Suite 210) and our group still has space for one or two therapists depending on their space needs.  Jill D. Boike, MSW, LICSW  763.370.7810
jboike-therapy@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!!

THANK YOU!     THANK YOU!     THANK YOU!      
Conference Planning Committee Members:                       
Chairs of the Committees:
Irene Greene, Conference Co-Chair
Anne Phibbs, Conference Co-Chair
Owen Konecnik, Program & Resource Fair
Connie Studer, Publicity
Dennis Christian, Thursday Opening Event
Tom Glaser, Conference Evaluation
Trisha Falvey, Co-chair, Volunteer Appreciation
Diane Johnson, Co-chair, Volunteer Appreciation
Christy Rushfeldt, Volunteer Coordinator
Cheryl Mahoney, Fundraising

Volunteers on the Committees:
Nicky Simon Burton
Kate Lehmann  
Manzar Lari
Ross Neely
Beng Chang
Pam Cosby
White Ash
Shawyn Lee
Sofia Ramirez
Shawn Mason  
Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff
Mindy Benowitz
Thea Lee
Roxanne Anderson
Ross Aalgaard
Janelle Carle  

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

Our Conference Program Guide has gone to press but you can still reserve 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!

Table Space at the Resource Fair: Contact Owen Konecnik at 2010conf.marketing@gmail.com . (Table space is 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 and advertisers include: CIGNA, UCare, PRIDE Institute, Park Nicollet Health Services, The Emily Program, Rainbow Health Initiative, NAMI, The UM Women's Center, Halunen & Ass., Rainbow Families, OutFront-MN, The Wedge Co-Op, Northland Therapy Center, Tubman, MN AIDS Project, UM Program for Human Sexuality....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!

Quote of the Day:
 "When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
                                                     -Audre Lorde


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 

Submissions to the eNewsletter, adding or deleting your name from this eNewsletter & a quick window to our website:
 Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to enews@LGBTtherapists.org.  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, eNewsletter Coordinator

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