Submitted Manuscript on Non-Binary Competency in Counseling

We submitted a chapter for publication in a book on International Trans Care perspectives. Here’s the abstract: Cultural Competency with Non-Binary and Genderqueer Individuals: A Participatory Action Research Pilot StudyNon-binary, genderqueer, and other gender non-conforming individuals frequently experience erasure, bias, and discrimination in counseling, health care, and education. This community-based participatory action research pilot study used a qualitative thematic analysis …

Completed META’s Advanced Clinical Maps training

This summer I completed an Advanced Clinical Maps training with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches, which is also the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. In this 60-hour training, we got into a deeper examination of character theory and its relationship to human development. Because of the ways that difficult experiences at a tender age promote a defensive response to the environment, understanding …

Assisted at M.E.T.A. Essentials Weekend

This weekend I helped out as a Teaching Assistant at the introductory workshop for Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches here in Portland. It was great to support Jessica and join with the other TAs to help participants ground in and learn more about these approaches. From my own background with Hakomi and META’s attachment work I know the value of these …

Completed Hearing Voices Network Facilitator Training

Last week I had the pleasure of completing the HVN faciltator training offered by John Herold of Puget Sound Hearing Voices. The Hearing Voices Network is an international program to help people work with the experience of hearing voices and other extreme experiences. Hearing Voices groups encourage people to discuss their experience in a non-pathologizing framework, and helps folks connect …

Upcoming cycle of Grace Unfolding Transfeminine Support Group starting in July 2019

There’s a new cycle of the Grace Unfolding group starting in the next few weeks. If you or folks you know are interested in joining a supportive, emotionally attuned, and professionally facilitated group of adult trans women and transfeminine people, reach out to learn more. This group of 8-12 individuals runs in 12-week cycles and provides a chance to get …

Upcoming cycle of Monday night Non-Binary / Genderqueer Group for Adults

We’ve got an upcoming cycle of the Monday night group starting in a few weeks, and right now it looks like it’s full. That said, if you’re interested in joining a supportive community for gender exploration and understanding, feel free to reach out to get on the waitlist. A new group will be starting in about 12 weeks, and we’d …

New cycle of Non-Binary/Genderqueer Sunday group just started

Kaden started a new cycle of the Sunday group a couple weeks ago and it’s going well. We are really enjoying creating spaces for non-binary and genderqueer adults to build community, get support, identify their inner sources of resilience, and feel understood and included by folks who get it. What’s more, we get it too— and it’s great to support …

Starting new cycle of group for Trans and Nonbinary Teens

We just started another 6-week cycle of our group for trans and gender non-conforming teens. This week we hung out, worked on rainbow holograph scratch art, discussed our feelings about our names, and shared thoughts about the coverage of trans issues in the media. If you or a teenager you know is interested in finding more community and supportive peers, …