Lesson series

Working with Religiously Conservative LGBTQ+ Clients

Natasha Helfer, LMFT, CST-S is joined by two therapists to help us understand the pressures faced by LGBTQ+ clients who are raised in, practice, or exit high demand religions. 

Helfer was recently ex-communicated from the Mormon church for her affirming views of sexual minorities.  She is joined by Colette Dalton, LSCW, a lesbian ex-Mormon and Kimberly Anderson, AMFT, a transgender ex-Mormon,
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Why Should You Take This Course?

  • Religion and sexuality
  • Sexual minorities
  • Issues faced by LGBTQ+
  • Increase competence
  • Become affirmative
  • AASECT, APA, NBCC & CA BRN credit

Learn What's Important

Three experts with lived experience--one cisgender heterosexual woman, one lesbian woman, and one transgender woman--who have all had their identities impacted by conservative religion share what they know in a panel format.

Learn by Example

In addition to getting an overview of the issues faced by this population, you will learn evidence-based tools for helping clients cope with tensions between their faith and their sexuality.
Meet the instructor

Patrick Jones

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