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MN LGBT Therapists Network News
January 2015

25+ years of LGBT-friendly mental health networking
vol. VIII, Issue 1

The Latest

LGBT Therapists Treasurer Position Available
The Steering Committee is looking for a member to step forward and voluntarily perform this important function.  The truly minimal time commitment can be performed at your office or home on your own schedule.  Ideally, the individual will choose to be on the Steering Committee.  Please contact Steering Committee Member Dennis Christian with your interest.

To maintain and oversee the organization’s financial operations.

Skills & Attributes:

  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Familiar with balancing checkbooks
  • Good communication skills
  • Track all incoming monies and expenses for the organization (done through our website)
  • Maintain bank account, also through our website
  • Report to Steering Committee members; coordinate with Web Master
  • Oversee payments at LGBT Therapists’ events and make deposits
Average Time Commitment: Hardly a 1/2 hour per month


  • Serve the needs of the Network’s community
  • Build relationships
  • Play a key role in shaping the Network's future

Balancing the Needs of You, Me and Us: Communicating, Caring & Connecting More Compassionately- new dates!
A fun, informative, zesty, tool-filled workshop that’s bound to strengthen your relationship.
Learn factors that foster stronger relationships. Assess your relationship's communication, problem-solving and emotional intimacy patterns. Learn concrete strategies to improve communication and connection. Come away with the building blocks for a "Relationship Care Plan." Large group discussion and personal and relationship reflection time.
For Who: Adults, in a relationship or not, who want to understand their own dynamics and learn skills to foster healthier relationships. While we may not specifically address LGBTQ, poly or kink issues, this workshop content & Irene are inclusive, open & affirming of all types of consenting adult relationships.)
Facilitated by: Irene Greene, psychotherapist and trainer
Choose from two sessions: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9am-3pm or Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9am-3pm
Where: South Minneapolis
Cost: $210 per person. $100 deposit holds your reservation. Any balance is due before or on the day of the workshop. Some scholarships are available.
Register early, as Irene’s workshops do fill up & space is limited. Healthy snacks & bottled water are provided for stretch breaks.
Worksheets, bibliography, notebooks & pens are also provided. Bring your own bag lunch for our ½ hour lunch break.
For more information, a workshop flyer & a registration form: Contact Irene at 612.874.6442 or irene@irenegreene.com

Strengthening the Pregnancy Loss and Newborn Death Support Team
A guide for childbirth caregivers and educators
Sunday March 8 - Edina
Workshop from
 LGBT Therapists member Deb Rich of Shoshana Center
workshop flyer      registration form
Reminder about
Perinatal Bereavement For Psychotherapists workshop
Tools, Clinical Skills and Diagnostic Controversies
Friday and Saturday Feb 6 - 7 - St. Paul, MN
workshop flyer      registration form

Disordered [thy name is teenager] Now Updated for DSM-5
 LGBT Therapists member Adam Arnold, also of blank slate theatre:
blank slate theatre is committed to accurately communicating issues of mental health issues utilizing powerfully creative means. For this reason, blank slate theatre staff, videographers, and interns spent over a year studying the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Version, and have updated the script and DVDs of Disordered [thy name is teenager] accordingly.
purchase updated DVD
request an updated live performance

2014 ACA Code of Ethics in Spanish
FYI:  The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics has been translated into Spanish and is now available on the homepage of the ACA website as well as the Ethics page.  
.pdf version


Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color Conference
Call for workshops, including self-care and wellness - deadline is January 31st
Tentative schedule for April conference 

Training to Serve
"Our mission is to provide education, tools and resources to improve the quality of life of LGBT people as they age." TTS offers professional trainings, an LGBT Aging Resource Guide, and various events.
Free screening of Gen Silent
March 19 - St. Paul
2015 TTS Dinner & Auction
May 7 - Minneapolis
Sponsor opportunities available
TTS website

RHI Report & Dialogue on LGBQ MN Student Experiences
For the first time, the 2013 MN Student Survey asked a question about the sexual orientation of 9th and 11th graders. This has resulted in significant data about the health, behaviors and school/life experiences of LGBQ youth in our state. RHI has been working with the MN Department of Health and the MN Department of Education to analyze and disseminate this information. And, while dissemination is critical, we hope that having this data available will also mean that by working together we can identify strategies to change these results for LGBQ youth and for all youth. On Jan 26th. RHI held LGBQ MN Student Experiences: Data and Community Conversation.
table graphic of those considering suicide

Several Positions with RESOURCE, Inc. Announced 

RESOURCE, Inc. is expanding several of our service areas and is seeking candidates for positions including mental health professionals, LADC treatment clinicians, recovery coaches, and case managers. For more than 50 years, RESOURCE has been empowering people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success. Each year we help nearly 20,000 people by providing job search and placement, employment training and education, and chemical and mental health services. Our agency mission is to meet the needs of underserved individuals and reduce racial and health disparities. We aim to use innovative, evidenced based and best practices to provide quality care that is culturally responsive and trauma informed. In our integrated mental and chemical health division we offer a continuum of wrap around services including mental health therapy, co-occurring chemical dependency treatment, recovery and supportive housing, targeted case management, ARMHS, community support programs, Spectrum Artworks, and care coordination. RESOURCE offers a strong benefit and vacation package, competitive salaries, and a positive work culture with supportive and committed colleagues. For more information visit our website at resource-mn.org or contact Susan Winslow, 612-752-8055. Please spread the word!

Ready for Love with Mary Hayes Grieco
Saturday, February 14 - St. Paul
A little forgiveness workshop for Valentine’s Day
Don’t be sad on Valentine’s Day…
• Forgive your ex, finally!
• Accept your partner as they are
• Celebrate your own lovable awesomeness
website & registration

LGBT-Friendly Assisted Living in Minneapolis from Senior Advisor
Society has definitely come a long way for the better! LGBT organizations like lgbttherapists have become a great resource for individuals who seek info or guidance. Have you ever thought about where you will be living when you become a senior citizen? Will the neighborhood or living community be LGBT friendly? Will there be fun activities to participate in? LGBT Seniors should also have a comfortable place to call home when they are ready to retire.
SeniorAdvisor.com is the premier ratings and reviews site for senior care services. It is our goal to help families in search of senior care make better decisions for their loved ones by providing the most helpful information as possibly. We have done our research and put together an article of LGBT-Friendly Assisted Living in the Minneapolis area. Our article provides very useful information for those seniors and families who are trying to decide which area would be the most comfortable and fun to live in.
article on LGBT- Friendly Assisted Living in Minneapolis

MN Q Youth - First Saturdays
Saturday, February 7th - 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
SpringHouse Center - 610 West 28th Street - Minneapolis

LGBTQA Youth Community & Social Gathering
Dancing, music, arts, games, organizing, planning, food & fun!
Ages 11-18
For more information, please contact Leigh Combs
612.728.2079 or lcombs@thefamilypartnership.org

Counseling Today Article - Partners in Transition
Clients with gender identity issues often face immense challenges that include chronic marginalization, but attuned counselors can offer a safe space for self-exploration and transformation.
full article

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About the MN LGBT Therapists' network eNewsletter

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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