Beyond the Boxes II

  • Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Walker Community UMC, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Beyond the Boxes II

Three Cutting Edge Topics in LGBTQ Mental Health: Gender, Poly & Oppression Fatigue

One-day conference sponsored by:
The MN LGBTQ Therapists Network

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Format: Our mental health conference is unique because it intertwines clinical with personal with political. Each topic will be presented in two+ hour workshop blocks and is comprised of one presenter and 3-4 panelists. Each speaker is a mental health professional AND has personal lived experience with the topic. Each workshop will offer definitions, address assumptions, discuss clinical issues, and outline the best practices that are unique to the topic.

  • Session I: 8:30-11:30am Gender Fluidity and Transgender Issues
  • Session II: 12:30-2:45pm Polyamory and Open Relationships
  • Session III: 3:00-5:30pm Oppression and Compassion Fatigue for LGBTQIP2SA* Mental Health Providers

*LGBTQIP2SAA Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Asexual & Allies // More detailed updates about the speakers and presenters will be posted here by July 31.

Note: Register early. We do anticipate selling out. Before we had even made our ticket sales “live,” we already had waiting list reservations for ¼ of the spots available. Walker Church has capacity for only 160 participants.

CEU's and lunch available.


We are seeking “All Day Volunteers” to be available on the day of the conference. We are anticipating that these volunteers will be able to see the majority of the conference though we request availability from 7am-7pm. The first ten people to sign up will receive free registration and lunch. This is a great opportunity for people who do not need CEUs, especially students. For more information contact Volunteer Chair Christy Schick.

Volunteers are needed (and very much appreciated) before the conference and the day of the conference. To learn more about volunteer duties, contact the Volunteer Chair: Christy Schick

Note: People who volunteer for fewer than 20 hours will need to pay for their own registration, CEUs and lunches. If you want to receive conference CEUs, you need to volunteer for duties that do not occur during the actual conference hours. Tell Christy this information when you contact her. These slots are limited.

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Conference Planning Committee Membership:

  • Program & Committee Chair: Irene Greene
  • Treasurer: Bobby "Robert" Reis II
  • Registration Chair: Kelsey Scampoli
  • CEU Chair: Susan Eckfeldt
  • Space Chair: Christine Broughten
  • Resource Chair: Kate Jalma
  • Volunteer Chair: Christy Schick

Steering Committee Membership:

  • Chair: Irene Greene
  • Treasurer: Bobby "Robert" Reis II
  • Co-chairs of Membership Committee: Kelsey Scampoli and Mary Anna Palmer
  • Twin Ports Representative: Tamilyn White
  • Mindy Benowitz – on leave
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