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LGBTQ+ Youth Book Club

A guided book club with clinical resources to celebrate Pride month

PESI Team

June is Pride Month, so join us in celebrating by discussing Dr. Lee-Anne Gray’s LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guided Workbook to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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14 Products to Spread the Love

Be Your Best Self, To Be the Best Partner

PESI Team

This month focus on loving yourself to better love those around you. These 14 titles rooted in Self-Compassion, Gratitude and Deep Conversation will help grow your heart to spread your love beyond yourself.

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The Myth of Sex Addiction, Common Mistakes, and More

VIDEO: Joe Kort on Doing Your Best Work with LGBTQ Clients

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

Is the sex addiction model doing more harm than good? What's the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity? And what are the most common mistakes therapists make when working with LGBTQ clients, and how can you avoid them? Sex therapist Joe Kort answers these questions and more.

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LGBTQ Youth: A FREE tool to promote well-being

PESI Team

Every one of us, and especially those of us who are youth-serving professionals, have two urgent tasks: we must reassure our youth of their value, dignity and future, and we must identify and protect young people who are at risk.

That's why we've created this powerful infographic full of strategies to promote well-being for LGBTQ youth...

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The Many Dimensions of Gender Identity

FREE LGBTQ+ Youth worksheets.

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D.

Sexual orientation is so much more than being gay, straight or bisexual. We now know gender identity is a spectrum beyond the binary of male and female, therefore, sexuality takes on many dimensions too.

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Going with the Flow: Male and Female Sexual Fluidity

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

Sexual fluidity is the understanding that sexual preferences can change over a lifetime and be dependent on different situations. It is a person’s ability to engage in sexual behaviors and interest in members of both genders. Sexual preference and sexual orientation are two different things. Let me explain...

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What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Working with Gay Male Clients

Rick Miller, LICSW

Many clinicians wish they had more experience in working with gay men and may also have questions that they are too embarrassed to ask others, as if they should automatically have these answers. It is common to experience some uncertainty regarding nuances of gay male life. Increasing your awareness will help you feel more confident with clients, and they will feel a stronger bond with you as a result.

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If a gay teen told you he was on Grindr, how would you react?

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

While online dating and hook-up apps are made for adults 18 and older, teenagers (straight and gay) are breaking the rules and joining the fun. For gay teens, apps such as Grindr, Tinder and Scruff have made it easier to find a partner they can relate to and experience those first romantic encounters with.

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