Queering Your Practice

Course Access: 1 Year

Working Competently, Affirmingly and Confidently with LGBTQ2IA+ Clients

This training provides much more than the ABCs of LGBT. Join Alice Curitz (she/her), founder and Clinical Director of Our Landing Place, a queer-centred therapy collective, as she guides you towards a deeper and more nuanced understanding of intersectional mental health in the LGBTQ2IA+ community that will support you as you begin or continue to work with LGBTQ2IA+ clients.

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Through tangible and meaningful interactive learning activities, you will explore:

  • The needs of the LGBTQ2IA+ community through an intersectional and anti-oppressive lens
    Considerations for individual, family, couples, partners, and group therapy with sexuality and gender diverse clients
    Common stumbling points for clinicians working with the LGBTQ2IA+ community (and how to manage these if you come across them)
  • What it really means to be an ally as a mental health provider (whether you’re part of the LGBTQ2IA+ community or not)

About the presenter:

Alice Curitz (she/her, MA, RCC CCC) is the Founder and Clinical Director of Our Landing Place Therapy Collective, a queer-centred clinic working with LGBTQ2IA+, Polyamorous and Neurodiverse clients across Canada. Alice has designed and facilitated gender and sexuality-focused diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) training programs worldwide for almost 15 years. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Sexology, focusing her research on attachment-based relationship therapy for LGBTQ2IA+ partners. Alice provides case consultation services to counsellors and other mental health professionals, and offers inclusivity consulting services to practitioners, professionals, educators and organizations worldwide. Alice is grateful to live, work and play on unceded traditional Epekwitk Mi’kmaq territory with her wife and their dog, Simon.