Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence Teleseminar

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Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence Teleseminar

Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence

“I believe in the inherent health, value, and resourcefulness of individuals and families, which guides my approach to work with clients. I am here to help you recognize and maximize those interpersonal and life skills that you already possess, while supporting you in the development of new techniques & strategies.” -Brandon Bigby

The Breathe Network hosted this free teleseminar “Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence” with Brandon Bigby, LMFT as part of a series of online educational programs to increase our community understandings of the nuanced impacts of sexual violence, the spectrum of survivor identities and how to provide survivor-centered care and the variety of holistic healing art modalities that can facilitate the transformation of trauma.

Members of the LGBTQ community may face unique challenges in healing from sexual trauma. This teleseminar provides an overview of affirmative approaches to working in this area. In addition to a summary of terms and concepts specific to the LGBTQ population, research data and unique considerations for members of this community who have experienced sexual violence are addressed.

Specific topics include:

Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence
LGBTQ terms and concepts
Research findings on sexual violence in the LGBTQ community
Unique considerations in LGBTQ individuals’ healing from sexual trauma
Affirmative approaches to work with the LGBTQ community

About the Presenter –

Brandon Bigby, LMFT is a psychotherapist and training supervisor at Live Oak, Inc., whose clinical work centers on trauma-informed and affirmative practice with LGBT clients. Brandon received a Master’s of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, and is currently completing a PhD in Human Development and Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. His research interests include sexual minority identity development, with a particular focus on cyberbullying of gay adolescents. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Brandon uses a systemic perspective in working with couples, families, and individual clients. His approach to clinical work emphasizes the importance of the therapist-client relationship, prioritizing client safety and empowerment. 

Listen to this recording of “Working Affirmatively with LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence” here and please feel free to share this link.

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