On today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Matthew Skinta and Aisling Leonard-Curtin, two mental health providers who specialize in working with gender and sexual minority clients. We discuss: ‧ the emotional impact current events can have for gender and sexual minorities ‧ coming out with compa
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On today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Matthew Skinta and Aisling Leonard-Curtin, two mental health providers who specialize in working with gender and sexual minority clients. We discuss: ‧ the emotional impact current events can have for gender and sexual minorities ‧ coming out with compassion ‧ issues of shame, rejection, and minority stress than can arise ‧ promoting resilience among gender and sexual minorities ‧ a mindfulness- and acceptance-based clinical approach to working with LGBT clients ‧ the importance of community and connection Resources: Dr. Matthew D. Skinta and Aisling Curtin co-edited the book Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide to Fostering Compassion, Connection, and Equality Using Contextual Strategies. They also co-chaired a conference on evidence-based advances in psychotherapy for sexual orientation and gender diverse clients in the Bay Area in 2017, and are following up with a second international conference in Budapest in September, 2019. You can find Information about the conference here: Advances in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Working with Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference (2nd International) Aisling’s wonderful TEDx Talk, The Power of Small A Clinician's Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients APA Practice Guidelines for LGB Clients APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) For a great source for LGBTQ positive and diversity-oriented children’s books , check out the Flamingo Rampant webpage! About the guests: Aisling Leonard-Curtin, M.Sc., C.Psychol., Ps.S.I., is a chartered counselling psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland who lives with her wife Trish in Dublin, Ireland. She is a TEDx speaker, co-director of Act Now Purposeful Living, has a small private practice, and consults with a number of organisations to deliver acceptance and mindfulness workshops. Aisling is a peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) trainer. Aisling teaches on many university training programmes, and regularly gives workshops and talks internationally throughout Europe, North America and Australia. She has over a decades experience working in a wide range of settings including adult psychiatry, psycho-oncology, educational, health and community settings.