Minnesota's LGBTQ+ Mental Health Providers' Professional Network

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MN LGBT Therapists Network News
May 2013

20+ years of LGBT-friendly mental health networking
vol. VI, Issue 2

The Latest

Marriage Equality - Minnesota rules in favor of love - congrats to all of us!!!

Pride Table

We continue to gear up for the MN LGBT Therapists network presence at Pride 2013,  We still have some opportunities to help out by staffing our Pride booth, this year in the Quorum Village.  If you don't volunteer, make sure you come by and visit with us! 
* It’s fun!
* Share info about our online resource directory and organization with Pride attendees
* Recruit and network with LGBT Therapists members
* Support the LGBT Therapists network
* People watch ;-)
Shifts will go fast. Last year we had more volunteers than shifts! Volunteer for two-hour shifts on Saturday or Sunday: 10am-noon; noon-2pm; 2-4pm; 4-6pm. We would like 2-3 people/shift.

For more information and to reserve a shift contact: Irene at irenegreene@earthlink.net or 612.874.6442.

Steering Committee

Friday June 14 - 12:15 - 1:45pm
The Healing Well, Suite 203 - 2100 1st Ave S - Mpls
All members of the LGBT Therapists network are welcome to attend.  We will be finalizing details for our Pride booth, and continuing plans for our celebration of 25 years with LGBT Therapists.  
RSVP (encouraged but not essential) to Irene Greene email (612) 874-6442.

Have You Listed Your Insurance?
Reminder:  To enhance your 
LGBT Therapists profile listing and searches for finding you, we have added in the capability to note what in-network insurance you accept.  Update your profile today!  Pssst - while you're there, you know you can add a picture, logo, and web address too, right?!
login, password  etc. instructions

Searching for Artifacts

Reminder:  We are contributing 
LGBT Therapists archival items to The Tretter Collection for posterity.  Do you have any of our network's artifacts to contribute - brochures, newsletters, directories,etc?  
Please contact Dennis Christian email

NIP Sexuality Training Program
Member Weston Edwards asks that you help spread the word:  in September 2013, Neighborhood Involvement Program is starting a Sexuality Training Program for graduate students and / or professionals seeking training and certification in the area of Human Sexuality. This program reflects requirements for AASECT( American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists). For information on the entire program and details, contact Amanda Richards or Weston Edwards. Says Weston, "This is an incredible opportunity for people interested in working in the field of sexual health."
flyer with more details

LGBTQ Relationship Workshops
Member Irene Greene is offering Balancing The Me, The You and The We: Increasing Intimacy, Improving Communication & Strengthening Your Bond as Partners
A fun, informative, zesty workshop; bound to strengthen your relationship.
Participants will gain concrete tools to improve their communication and conflict-resolution patterns , to increase their emotional and sexual intimacy and to create a mutual vision for relationship growth and change.
Who: LGBT & Queer people and Allies.
Choose from two times:  Friday, June 7, 2013, 4-9pm or Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9am-2pm in South Minneapolis
Cost: $115/person. ($50 due with registration.) Some scholarships available. $15 off if registered by 6/1/13. These workshops will fill up.
Healthy snacks, workshop materials, bibliography, and notebooks provided.
Workshop facilitated by Irene Greene, MSEd. Irene is a longtime psychotherapist and educator in Minneapolis. To register and for more info: irenegreene@earthlink.net - 612.874.6442 - flyer

Mindfullness & Creativity Retreat
September 15-20
Madeline Island School of the Arts - La Pointe, WI
Member Tom Glaser invites you to a very special retreat, playfully called Where the Pavement Ends: Mindfulness and Creativity.  Powerhouse Rox Sodavsky and he are joining forces to reawaken creativity via mindfulness.
webpage and registration - postcard

Yoga/Meditation Supervision Retreats
Friday, July 19 from 9:30-3:30; Friday, September 27 from 9:30-3:30
Inner Peace Therapy & Yoga - Bloomington, MN

Member Deb Hennen-Bergman invites you to one of these retreats exploring the therapeutic use of yoga & meditation in treating mental health issues.  You will receive 7 hours of group supervision towards clinical licensure.
email Deb -  952.457.8557 - website - flyer


Research on Global Issues for LGBT Therapists
From student Jake Linton:  "I am working on my capstone course at the University of Minnesota, and I need to talk to people in the field I want to go into. I want to be a counseling therapist, and work with the LGBT community. My project is to see what the global issues are facing my field, and I need to talk to counselors that are from different countries."

2013 OUT Twin Cities Film Festival
Wed May 29 - Sun June 2
St Anthony Main Theatre -  Mpls
You are cordially invited to attend the 2013 OUT Twin Cities Film Festival Opening Night, May 29 starting at 6 PM at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. Help us celebrate GLBTQ visibility in media and our appreciation to our allies with keynote speaker Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Viking.
event webpage ~ festival website

Men's Sexual Assault Disclosure Study
Volunteers needed.  You may be eligible to participate in a research study if you:
• Were biological male at birth and currently identify as male;
• Are age 19 or older;
• Self-identify as a sexual minority (e.g., identify as gay, bisexual, queer);
• Have experienced an unwanted or violent sexual experience as an adult (there will be brief survey questions regarding this experience);
• Have told someone else about an unwanted sexual experience (e.g., doctor, therapist, police officer, family member, friend);
• Are willing to discuss the experiences of telling someone else about an unwanted sexual experience in a private, one-on-one interview that is audio-recorded.
The study involves answering some screening questions to determine eligibility, and then a one hour one-on-one Skype interview , if you are eligible. Interview will include questions about your sexual orientation; unwanted or violent sexual experiences; what it was like to disclose these assaults to others; and your current mental and physical health. Interview participants will be compensated with a $30 Amazon giftcard for their time.
To complete the screening survey online, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/disclosurescreening 
To complete the screening survey by phone, or for additional information on the study, please contact Michelle Jackson at (617) 506-3765 or majackson1@suffolk.edu.
This study is offered through the Department of Psychology at Suffolk University.

BOP BECAUSE Conference 2013
June 7-9 - Augsburg College - Mpls
- reminder to get registrations in  - full late registration only runs through May 31st  - after late registration closes, we will not be able to food needs or other special services. -
The Bisexual Organizing Project is combining forces with BiReCon, an academic research conference on bisexuality. BOP has sponsored a new Bi Needs Assessment of Minnesota, and the results will be presented at both BiReConUSA and the BECAUSE community conference by lead researcher Bill Burleson. Keynote speakers are Dr. Meg Barker, founding member of BiUK and author of "Rewriting the Rules", and Natalie Clark, a cisgender femme bisexual queer speaker and author, who recently established a small local business to serve and support the queer and gender non-conforming community in the Duluth area. In addition to events similar to past years, bi films will be shown during BECAUSE, and Sunday will feature the World Premiere of "QUEER!", an original play of monologues giving voice to the too often voiceless members of LGBTQQIAA communities, written and produced by Gadfly Theater Productions.

Twin Cities 41st Annual Pride Festival

Sat & Sun, June 29 & 30, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Loring Park Minneapolis
The Pride Festival features over 400 exhibitors, 40 food and beverage booths, 20 sponsors and 300,000+ visitors participate in this free celebration of the GLBT community.

List of Summer Activities/ Groups For LGBTQ Youth
Here's a list compiled by the GLBT KIDs Abuse Intervention program
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Our network is a Minnesota-based grassroots group of queer and 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 monthly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to Irene Greene.  All responses to questions, ads, workshops, etc. should be emailed directly back to the contact person in the notice.  If you want to become a member of this organization please visit our website

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