Our training is informed by our lived experiences as gay men, by our community based research experience, and by our various counselling work, and by our experience providing training and supervision to AIDS service and men's health organizations across Canada.
We will work with you to determine your training and supervision needs.
We move trainees along a competence path:
We note the high burnout rate in the helping professions, and high staff turnover in support organizations.
We integrate debriefs for our trainees about:
Ongoing debriefs can decrease stress and burnout associated with providing counselling.
Set up a chat with us to learn more about our approach to providing quality counselling for workers who have gay men clients.
We can help you deliver evidence based counselling with confidence and competence.
Hart, T., Noor, S., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Lazkani, S., Gardner, S., & Leahy, B. et al. (2020). GPS: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Sexual Health Counseling for Gay and Bisexual Men Living With HIV. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.04.005
Hart, T., Stratton, N., Coleman, T., Wilson, H., Simpson, S., & Julien, R. et al. (2016). A Pilot Trial of a Sexual Health Counseling Intervention for HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men Who Report Anal Sex without Condoms. PLOS ONE, 11(4), e0152762. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152762
Hart, T., Willis, A., Simpson, S., Julien, R., Hoe, D., & Leahy, B. et al. (2016). Gay Poz Sex: A Sexual Health Promotion Intervention for HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men. Cognitive And Behavioral Practice, 23(4), 517-529. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.11.002