Tag: out and informed

The Transgender Community

Out and Informed March 1, 2017 73 No Comments

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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 transgender, Trans-Affirmative Therapy, the role of the couns

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10 Ways to Help Gay Men Improve Their Lives

Out and Informed March 1, 2017 52 No Comments

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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 subject to acquire physical and mental health issues from the str

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Becoming a Gay Affirmative Therapist

Out and Informed March 1, 2017 49 No Comments

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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 addressing our own internalized homophobia as therapists, educat

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Coming Out and LGBTQ Development

Out and Informed March 1, 2017 52 No Comments

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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 were once gay children. Coming out is one marker of an inte

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Is My Husband Gay Straight or Bi?

TCable January 11, 2017 78 No Comments

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Is my husband gay straight or bi? To learn more about this please view: http://therapycable.com/sex-sexuality-videos/is-my-husband-gay-straight-or-bi.html The answer to this question is not as simple as it may seem. Men can and have had sex with other men, or have fantasies about it, generally come from a place of sexu

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Resources for the LGBT Community in OC

Out and Informed January 11, 2017 40 No Comments

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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 community in Orange County, and the resources available at The C

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Finding The Right LGBTQ Therapist

Out and Informed January 9, 2017 64 No Comments

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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 the lives of LGBTQ people. He talks about why it is crucial to

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