AAMFT-Sacramento Invitation

Posted on behalf of Dean Morgan Sammons, PhD:

How to Provide Affirming and Supportive Therapy to LGTBQ Clients and their Families

Featuring: Andrew Mendonsa, Psy.D., David Nylund, LCSW, Ph.D., and Jan Osborn, LMFT, Ph.D.

AAMFT-Sacramento invites you to attend this fascinating and informative CEU offering on Friday morning, December 2, 2011, featuring a panel of three experts in the treatment of LGTBQ clients. Understanding the treatment needs and concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bi-Sexual and Queer clients is an important part of our ethical duty to respect the dignity of clients and to actively attempt to understand the diverse cultural backgrounds of clients. The AAMFT Code of Ethics directs us to provide therapy without discrimination, to maintain competence, and to pursue knowledge of new developments.

Our presenters:

Andrew Mendonsa, Psychologist, has a private practice in Midtown Sacramento, where one of his specialties is treating LGTBQ clients. Dr. Mendonsa also works for the CA Department of Mental Health within the CA prison system conducting treatment and psychological/forensic evaluations; he is also on the Kaiser Emergency Department Crisis Team.

David Nylund, LCSW, Ph.D., is a clinical social worker in private practice and an Associate Professor of Social Work at Sacramento State University.  Dr. Nylund is also the Clinical Director of the Gender Health Center, a non-profit counseling agency serving the needs of the transgender and queer community. He is the author of the book, “Beer, Babes, and Balls: Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio.”

Jan Osborn, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is an active member of AAMFT. Dr. Osborne is Director of Clinical Training and an Assistant Professor at Alliant International University, Sacramento; one of her specialties in her private practice is Gay and Lesbian couple therapy. Jan is also a COAMFTE Approved Supervisor for MFT interns.

Learning objectives:

1.  Participants will understand what it means to be LGTBQ in our society and within a family or relationship.

2.  Participants will understand what is required from the therapist to create safety for the LGTBQ client in the therapeutic relationship.

3.  Participants will learn to view LGTBQ relationships from a more objective and comfortable perspective.

RSVP to ensure your place.

  • Friday, December 2, 2011                           9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Schedule

8:20 a.m.               Check-in – Continental Breakfast – Networking

9:00a.m.                Welcome – introductions – PAC report – Formal Networking

9:30-11:30 a.m.     Presentation with Q and A

11:30-12:00 p.m.    Raffle – Evaluations – CEU Certification

  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • AAMFT Clinical members $25.00

AAMFT member Student/Trainee/Intern-$20.00

Clinical non-members $35.00          Student/Trainee/Intern non-members $25.00

  • Bring your Business Cards and any promotional materials about your practice for the AAMFT INFO TABLE
  • 2 CEUs

TO REGISTER: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1134371-xWaEfBPmyJ

For more information, call Marian Sheppard, Chair, Sacramento Networking District AAMFT- CA at 916-737-1763 or 916-806-1530 or Kate Wilson, Program Chair, at 916-715-7646.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. BBS Provider # 91

Refund Policy: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel their registration one week prior to the scheduled meeting or event will be charged for the full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied charges to credit cards.

Please help us contain the cost of presentations by making reservations in a timely manner (by Monday prior to the CEU workshop). This is much appreciated. Late registrants will be charged a $5 fee.

*You can also go to AAMFT-CA and scroll down on right; click on Networking District Meetings, Sacramento to get to registration page.

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