$350/20 CECs or $970/2 quarter units
Natalie Carlton, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC and Natalie Paynter, M.A., LMHC
Friday, February 7, 6 – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 8 & 9, 9am–6pm
This class will explore gender identity and sexual identity as vital components that define our social roles and inner selves. Participants will read, discuss and explore principles of gender and sexual identity that are passed to us from parents, family, peers and society. Questions to explore: what is the relationship between our physical and social bodies? How do we define our self-oriented identities and why do we belong to them? What is the relationship of body, mind and emotions to gender identity and sexuality? What are latent fears and desires that might fuel gender and sexual presentations?
Natalie Carlton, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, works with children, youth and families experiencing learning and behavioral concerns, life transitions, trauma recovery and grief.
Natalie Paynter, M.A., LMHC, has worked with youth as a therapist, advocate, and community educator, with a specialization in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.