Anna and Jace have been invited by Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion as special guest presenters to provide a CE Workshop on Non-Monogamy.
Learn the important terminology and therapeutic concepts you need to help support your clients who are practicing or exploring non-monogamy.
Here's the important details:
Date and time: Friday, November 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: $65 (providing 3 CEs)
Read more about the event and register at Eventbrite.com: Non-Monogamy: What Every Therapist Should Know
We are thrilled to congratulate Jace Johns-Cooper on completing his internship with us and graduating with his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University. Jace will continue working with Love Positive Counseling as an post-masters counselor under Anna Baxter's supervision while he pursues his LAPC license.
An important focus of his practice is reexamining societal norms and experiences through a queer and feminist lens to assist clients in becoming their true self. He also values healthy internal and external communication, self-care and exploration, and advocacy.
His passion is working with LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as those within the polyamorous and kink communities. He came out as a trans man in 2014 and started identifying as polyamorous in 2015. He has recently started becoming involved with the kink community in the past few years. He has also been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community for the past five years through local non-profits.
Jace is available for scheduling new clients and his rate is now $125/hr with some availability for sliding scale. To book your first session with Jace, request an appointment and be sure to select Jace as the clinician (The rate will show $175 but the cost charged at the time of your appointment will be the rate negotiated with Jace.)
To contact Jace directly with questions or to schedule an appointment, email email@example.com or call 678 210 9907.
Dr. Cathy A.R. Brant is looking to interview youth in grades K-12 and those in their undergraduate years in college who identify as gender diverse (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, gender fluid, etc.) about their experiences in schools. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You will be asked to participate in one interview (via phone, Facetime or Zoom) for approximately 45-60 minutes, and engage in data accuracy checks.
For additional information, contact Dr. Brant at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9x69re or Scan the QR code!
Approved by Rowan University's Institutional Review Board (PRO-2022-105).
Questions about your rights as a research subject? Call Rowan University’s Office of Research Compliance (856) 256-4058.
We're boosting the signal to support OUT Georgia's work with transgender folks in Georgia.
The TGX360 survey, which is available online in English and Spanish language versions through March 11, will be used to guide the work of OUT Georgia’s TGX360 Initiative, aiming to advance economic equity and employment and entrepreneurship resources for Georgia’s growing transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary community.
Survey responses are due NO LATER THAN March 11, 2021; Information collected is strictly confidential.
Once the survey data is analyzed, OUT Georgia’s TGX360 Advisory Committee will hold a town hall to share the results, highlight the initiative’s next steps, and open an important discussion of how TGX360 can best serve and represent those in need of employment and entrepreneurial support.
NOTE: This survey is intended for Georgians who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersex, Two-Spirit, questioning, and any other gender identity under, or adjacent to, the transgender umbrella. We ask that cisgender folks do not complete this survey, but rather ask our allies to share with TGX folks who may wish to contribute!
If you have any questions, contact Gabrielle Claiborne at Gabrielle.Claiborne@OUTGeorgia.org or Chris Lugo at Chris.Lugo@OUTGeorgia.org.
We recently received an email from a research asking for our assistance recruiting research participants. We are sharing this information with you, our community, in case it pertains to you. Please note that the co-investigator is a member of the polyamorous community.
We are working on a research project that examines communication with a committed partner about extradyadic sexual encounters (i.e., sex with someone other than a primary partner, life partner, nesting partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.).
If you are...
1) 18 years or older and
2) currently in a self-defined committed consensually non-monogamous relationship with at least one partner (e.g., primary partner, nesting partner, life partner) and
3) have disclosed information about an extradyadic sexual encounter in the past six months
... you are eligible to voluntarily participate.
As incentive for your participation in this study, you may choose to be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.
This anonymous online survey will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and is conducted by co-investigator R. E. Purtell and principal investigator Dr. Megan R. Dillow from WVU’s Department of Communication Studies in 113 Armstrong Hall, P.O. Box 6293, Morgantown, WV, 26505.
If you wish to participate in this voluntary research study, you can follow the link below to learn details of the study and complete the survey. This survey will in no way identify you to your survey responses. Survey Link: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0DGKHN8RUtLIWQC
We are thrilled to announce a new member of the Love Positive Counseling team: Coryn Murphy, M.Ed, MS!
Do you feel unseen and unheard by others in your life? Coryn understands the importance of being seen and heard and wants to help you create change in your life. Coryn believes that empathy and compassion are the catalyst for growth and change whether you are working through sexuality concerns or general anxiety, depression, and life events. Coryn creates a safe space to help clients better understand themselves and improve their relationships.
Corinne uses hypnotherapy in her practice to help support clients who want to use their unconscious to help them create change and she uses meditation to help clients find balance and grounding in our chaotic world. Coryn is pursuing sex therapy certification training to further enhance her sex therapy skills. Coryn is an ally to the LGBTQ, kink, and polyamorous clients.
In addition to therapy, Coryn also provides meditation classes and sessions. She has been meditating for the past 15 years and enjoys using mindfulness techniques to help clients find their balance. Meditation sessions can be used in conjunction with therapy or as their own separate experience.
Coryn earned her Master in Education from Loyola University Maryland and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of West Alabama. Coryn is under formal supervision of Anna Baxter, LPC, CPCS.
Coryn is available for scheduling new clients beginning January 25, 2022! Coryn's rate is $125/hr (with some sliding scale slots available). To book your first session with Coryn, request an appointment and be sure to select Coryn as the clinician (The rate will show $175 but the cost charged at the time of your appointment will be your negotiated rate).
To contact Coryn directly with questions or to schedule an appointment, email email@example.com or call 678 210 9907.
I'm thrilled to share that I've been approved to present at Leather Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA on March 11-13, 2022. This conference has been an invaluable resource for myself as a kinky person, a community organizer, and leader in polyamory and kink/bdsm communities. If you're interested in nourishing continued personal growth as a person in the kink community (whether you plan to be a leader or not) I highly recommend this conference. This year the conference theme is “Resilience: Rebuild | Renew | Recharge” which speaks highly to my profession and my values. I look forward to helping this conference be an amazing experience! I'll be presenting...
Our friends and colleagues over at Atlanta Therapeutic Collective are offering a resource that may be helpful for our community/clients as well. Coryn Murphy is offering individual sessions as well as workshops and groups for the purpose of learning and supporting the integration of meditation practice into your life.
She is also offering workshops on January 6th (9-11:30am) and January 15th (1-2:30pm) for just $50 per class.
Meditation has been found to help manage everyday life stressors that can lead to many medical conditions including chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Coryn will begin the class with a brief introduction of what meditation is and dispel myths about it. She will also discuss common types of meditation. She will then guide the class in a group meditation practice and help you create your own at home plan.
Coryn is a mental health therapist practicing in Decatur, Ga. She often helps clients manage their anxiety and daily life stressors through meditative practices. In addition to offering therapy services, Coryn also offers meditation classes and sessions to the public. Coryn has studied many kinds of meditation in China and Hong Kong including vipassana, Burmese style, shambala, MBSR, meta (loving kindness), chanting, breath and body awareness. She is currently enhancing her studies with the Nalanda Institute. She has been practicing meditation for 15 years.
For information about these services, go to https://www.atlantatherapeuticcollective.com/meditation and contact Atlanta Therapeutic Collective at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a kinky person of color? You may be eligible to participate in an anonymous online survey about your experiences! This research will amplify and center the voices of kinky people of color, and results may benefit the larger community. Mina Beveney, a doctoral candidate at Widener University and Black psychotherapist, is seeking participants for a 20 to 30-minute survey that will ask about experiences of racial or ethnic discrimination, sexual self-concept, and coping.
If you are a person of color age 18 or over that has participated in in-person BDSM spaces or contexts in the United States within the past 24 months, please follow this link (https://rebrand.ly/RaceKinkSurvey) to find out more and participate. Participants may choose to enter into a drawing to win one of four $25 gift cards.
Mina Beveney is completing this dissertation research about race and discrimination within the BDSM community, including effects of discrimination on sexual self-concept, and the coping strategies that people use. This research will amplify and center the voices of kinky people of color (KPOC), and results may provide the larger community with strategies to promote the safety and belonging of KPOC. Additionally, the project has been formally endorsed by the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), a community advisory board of the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS).
Have questions? Please direct all questions about this research to Mina Beveney, not Love Positive Counseling.
Nik Lampe is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department at the University of South Carolina and they are conducting a research study as part of their dissertation research requirements in UofSC’s Sociology Ph.D. Program.
Specifically, they are studying the health and health care experiences of Americans 65 years and over who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersex, someone living with differences in sex development (DSD), or someone who identifies with a different sex or gender identity than what they were assigned at birth.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to talk via telephone or virtually meet with Nik Lampe for an interview about your health and health care experiences. You will receive a $40 prepaid Visa debit card through the mail for participating in the study after you complete the interview.
If you would like to participate or have more questions, please follow up with Nik Lampe at (email@example.com or 803-881-8332 via text or telephone) to discuss participating in this study.
A counselor passionate about love, communication, and happiness for all. I feel called to help people find internal and external peace by living and loving more authentically.