Journal CLUB - Now In a Virtual Format

what is it?  +Now Completely Online - 

Read the peer-reviewed article or chapter listed below. Become a member of the BRC Journal Club Facebook Group and discuss the article with colleagues. Open to therapists, social workers, mental health services folk, graduate students, and others with a serious interest in serving the LGBTQ community. To receive a pdf of the reading, please contact brenda@borderlandrainbow.org to be added to the distribution list. 

To be added to the facebook group, make a request here https://www.facebook.com/groups/364025247397181/  or email brenda@borderlandrainbow.org

A new article will be posted every two weeks on the BRC Journal Club facebook group:

October 8th- 22nd

"Family and Child Assessment" from the book "The Gender Affirmative Model: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Children

A succinct description of how several experts in the field use existing assessment instruments and to perform assessments on the family (and/or) transgender or gender expansive child. Includes brief case example at the end for discussion.

March 5th & 12th- 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Roen, K. (2016). The body as a site of gender-related distress: Ethical considerations for gender variant youth in clinical settings. Journal of Homosexuality, 63.3 (306-322). DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1124688

How do we understand embodied distress among gender-nonconforming youth? This piece directs specific attention at self-harming among gender variant and trans youth. Context is offered regarding the role that self-harm plays for some LGBT youth, where it may be seen as a rite of passage or as a reasonable and inevitable way of coping. What are the complexities of self-harm among trans youth seeking clinical intervention? How do we work with such youth in non-pathologizing ways?

Previous Readings

September 6th - 12 noon - 1pm

 

Ross, L.E., Doctor, F., Dimito, A., Kuehl, D., and Armstrong, S. (2008). Can talking about oppression reduce depression? Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services 19:1. DOI: 10.1300/J041v19n01_01

September 13th - 8 am - 9am

Malpas, J. (2011). Between pink and blue: A multi-dimensional family approach to gender non-conforming children and their families. Family Process. 50:4. DOI: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2011.01371.x

September 20th - 12 noon - 1pm

Walker, M.D. (2016). When clients want your  help to "pray away the gay": Implications for couples and family therapists. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. 25:2. DOI:10.1080/08952833.2013.777875

A much-needed review of the origins and practice of "reparative therapy" and how it has been used, including why "affirmative therapy" approaches have become the recommended standard for working with LGBTQ clients.  Learn about this crucial shift in thinking regarding treating LGBTQ people.

September 27th - 8 am - 9am

Riley, E.A., Sitharthan, G., Clemson, L., and Diamond, M. (2013). Recognising the needs of gender-variant children and their parents. Sex Education, 13:6. DOI:10.1080/14681811.2013.796287.

October 4th - 12 noon - 1pm

Austin, A., & Craig, S. L. (2015). Empirically supported interventions for sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of evidence-informed social work, 12(6), 567-578. /DOI:

10.1080/15433714.2014.884958.

October 11th - 8 am - 9am

Yarhouse, M. A., & Beckstead, A. L. (2011). Using group therapy to navigate and resolve sexual orientation and religious conflicts. Counseling and Values, 56(1‐2), 96-120.

October 18th -  6:00pm- 7:00pm

Malpas, J. (2011). Between pink and blue: A multi-dimensional family approach to gender non-conforming children and their families. Family Process. 50:4. DOI: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2011.01371.x  

October 25th - 6:00pm- 7:00pm

 

Yarhouse, M. A., & Beckstead, A. L. (2011). Using group therapy to navigate and resolve sexual orientation and religious conflicts. Counseling and Values, 56(1‐2), 96-120.

November 1st - 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Austin, A., & Craig, S. L. (2015). Empirically supported interventions for sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of evidence-informed social work, 12(6), 567-578. /DOI:

10.1080/15433714.2014.884958.

November 8th - 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Craig, S., Austin, A. (2016). The AFFIRM open pilot feasibility study: A brief affirmative cognitive behavioral coping skills group intervention for sexual and gender minority youth. Children and Youth Services Review. 64, 136-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.02.022
0190-7409.

This piece reports on pilot study of the AFFIRM brief affirmative cognitive behavioral coping skills group intervention for sexual orientation and gender identity minority youth that was highlighted in the article we read last week.  

November 15th - NO JOURNAL CLUB

November 22nd - NO JOURNAL CLUB

November 29th - 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Blumer, M. L. C., Ansara Y. G., Watson, C. M. Cisgenderism in family therapy: How everyday clinical practices can delegitimize people's gender self-designations. J.of Family Psychotherapy, 24:4, 267-285, DOI: 10.1080/08975353.2013.849551.

A great primer on the often unconsidered and invisible assumptions made during family therapy can undermine clients' self-respect, the efficacy of therapy, and rapport with the therapist. 

February  12th - 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Luke, M., Goodrich, K.L. (2015) Working with Family, Friends, and Allies of LGBT Youth. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology. 7.1 (63-83).

This piece uses an ecological model to identify points of entry for systemic interventions to assist LGBT youth. The focus is on interventions that can be used directly with families, friends, and allies (FFA) of LGBT youth.  Such interventions help the FFA directly, and LGBT youth indirectly through creating supporting environments and social change. 

February 19th - 6:15 to 7:15 pm

Harvey, L.G., Stone Fish, L. (2015). Queer Youth in Family Therapy. Family Process, 54.3 (396-417). Family Process Institute doi: 10.1111/famp.12170

This piece reports on case examples using family therapy that is sensitive to the complex intersectional nature of the lives of queer youth. Addressing both hidden sources of oppression and resilience, this piece alerts practitioners to less obvious issues that may be relevant for queer youth in therapy.  

February 26th - 6:15 to 7:15pm

Blumer, M. L. C., Ansara Y. G., Watson, C. M. Cisgenderism in family therapy: How everyday clinical practices can delegitimize people's gender self-designations. J.of Family Psychotherapy, 24:4, 267-285, DOI: 10.1080/08975353.2013.849551.

A great primer on the often unconsidered and invisible assumptions made during family therapy and how they can undermine clients' self-respect, the efficacy of therapy, and rapport with the therapist. 

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