Archive for the ‘LGBTQ’ Category

28 Jan

How to Become an LGBTQ Competent Therapist

Being LGBTQ competent is more than just understanding the mechanics of sex or the use of pronouns. Often, potential clients contact me and tell me that they have had extreme difficulty finding a therapist who is LGBTQ competent. In the interest of developing inclusive therapists,… Read More

30 Oct

Survivors of Sexual Violence, We Believe You.

Kristine Seitz, MEd, MSW, LSW is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Voorhees. She is a sexuality educator and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.  CW: descriptions of sexual violence I believe survivors.  Period. End of Sentence.  End… Read More

4 Jun

Learning From Caitlyn Jenner: Supporting Transgender People

In April, Bruce Jenner spoke about her transition to being a woman in a two-hour television special that drew nearly 17 million viewers. Through tears, Jenner revealed that her whole life she's had "the soul of a woman" but with her image as an invincible… Read More

25 Oct

It’s Just Marriage

We’re quickly arriving at a moment in time when we won’t be talking about “gay marriage” anymore because there won't be a distinction between “gay marriage” and “marriage.” When the Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of same sex marriage last week the… Read More

3 Feb

Sexuality: The Impact on Team Dynamics

Last week, University of Missouri football player and NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam publicly announced that he is gay. In April, Jason Collins, a former NBA player, shared the same announcement. The reaction to their news has been mostly positive thus far; President Obama has… Read More

10 Dec

When the Student is Ready

Very few therapists at Council for Relationships are involved exclusively in providing therapy to clients. A number of us teach – either as members of the Jefferson University’s faculty in the School of Psychiatry, or facilitate workshops throughout the tri-state area, or as part of… Read More