Self-Care for Therapists
Suicide Prevention in LGBTQIA+ Clients
Presenter: Cadyn Cathers, PsyD
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but suicide rates vary by sexuality, gender, age, race/ethnicity, and a number of other factors. For example, LGBTQIA+ youth have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors than their cisgender heterosexual counterparts.
Reconceptualizing Self-Care for Therapists
Presenter: Teresa M. Theophano, LCSW
What does the overused term “self-care” actually mean for mental health care providers? How can suggesting personal self-care as a remedy for experiences of vicarious trauma and the threat of burnout miss the mark, especially during the era of COVID, racial justice uprisings, and political anxiety?
Radical Crafting with Queer Clinicians: Self-care, Healing and Activism
Mikey Anderson, MA, LPC
We are in a moment in history where collective action and radical artmaking is at the forefront of our LGBTQIA+ movement in supporting Black Queer lives, whose experiences continue to be marginalized and invisibilized. We will be Centering our craft workshop on fiber crafting and activism by using embroidery to engage in a self-reflective, intersectional exploration of our Queer experiences as clinicians, ultimately proposing the practice of Craftivism (Greer) is a political act to radicalize Queer clinicians.