Nolan Blodgett and Scott Simpson discuss:
Better Trans Counselling
Trauma-informed approach to building therapeutic relationships
Applying a systemic lens when working with internalized shame
Understanding relevance of gender identity and respecting client’s autonomy to determine focus
Panel and Audience Discussion: Challenges and Rewards of Training Providers to do Counseling with Gay, Bi, and Queer Men
This panel discussion was recorded for the Community Based Research Centre's Summit 2020 held November 4-6, 2020.
The discussion was moderated by Dr Trevor Hart and the panelists were Rahim Thawer, Vincent Francoeur and Rick Julien.
Chris Hnain and Scott Simpson discuss:
Healthier ways to navigate online/App dating
Help clients become more aware of their dating app use
Bring more awareness to how dating apps impact mental health
How to navigate dating apps in healthier ways
Vincent Francoeur and Scott Simpson discuss:
How to manage personal and professional life when they intersect in the community.
Confidentiality - talking about it up front
Dating app best practices
Sexually charged environments
Rick Julien and Scott Simpson discuss:
Why and what counsellors should be unpacking about sex with their GBQ2T clients.
Examples of answers
Expectation of rejection Counsellor skills s
Strategies for change
Dr Trevor Hart and Scott Simpson d
Working With Gay/Bi/Queer Clients With High Social Anxiety.
Social anxiety is common for GBT2Q clients
Social anxiety causes other problems like depression, substance use problems, and risks for STIs
Counsellors can use cognitive behavioural approaches to help
Scott Simpson discusses:
Understanding biological, psychological and sociological factors
Gay specific factors like homophobia, HIV phobia, expectations of rejection, body image issues
Counselling skills and processes to help your clients' develop their self-control
Samer Lakhani and Scott Simpson discuss:
Counselling bears - what counsellors need to know
What research says about Bears, relationships and condoms
Intersection of counselling with Bear fetishization
Meaning of physical health to Bears