Special guest clinician,Traci Medeiros-Bagan, MFTi and Jim Brillon begin a discussion about “the T” in LGBT, the Transgender Community. This is an especially misunderstood, underserved and vulnerable community. We strive to answer questions about t
Here are 10 excellent tips for helping gay men improve their lives: 1)Taking responsibilities in their own life: Bless yourself, don’t wait for society to accept you empower yourself 2)Affirming yourself by coming out: By staying in the closet, you are subje
In part 2 of our series, Dr. Joe Kort and Jim Brillon discuss the necessary orientation and process for becoming a gay-affirmative therapist. Drawing upon Dr. Kort’s quintessential book: Gay-Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, we discuss addr
Jim Brillon goes beneath the surface in starting a discussion about coming out, the impact of shame and the different developmental pathway that gay children go through, from childhood through adolescence and toward adulthood. An important reminder: Gay adults
To learn more about LGTBQ resources in Orange County, please visit: http://therapycable.com/social-issues-videos/resources-for-the-lgbtq-community-in-orange-county.html Ann Mason, Director of Mental Health at The Center OC discusses the needs of the LGBTQ comm
In this introduction to OUT & Informed, Jim Brillon explains that a person’s sexual orientation is not a problem; problems arise from chronic stigma, marginalization and invalidation of LGBTQ people. Shame, resulting from such oppression, affects th
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