Expired From the Mansion to the Playground: A Model for Breaking Down the Gender Binary

This workshop employs a simple visual model to unveil the intricacies of the gender binary. Through real-life examples, participants gain a profound understanding of its impact and learn to apply the model to themselves and others. The goal is to foster self-awareness and empathy, enabling therapists to interrupt harmful biases more effectively and compassionately. Join us in creating a more affirming therapeutic space for LGBTQ+ individuals, as we collectively navigate the complex landscape of minority stress and work towards a more inclusive and understanding future.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the relationship between minority stress and mental health
  • To apply a visual model presented in the workshop to real-life scenarios, both personal and professional
  • To experiment with reflective and interpersonal practices for breaking down the gender binary in personal and professional settings


Erica E. Hartwell, PhD, LMFT is an Associate Professor of Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy in the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Her teaching, supervision, and scholarship is focused on creating community, compassion, and justice, with a focus on queer and trans mental health and well-being. She served as the first chair of AAMFT’s Queer and Trans Advocacy Network and led the development of the Clinical Guidelines for LGBTQIA Affirming Marriage and Family Therapy. She currently serves on the AAMFT Board of Directors and the Community Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Prevention Research Center.

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  • March 8, 2024
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Erica E. Hartwell, PhD, LMFT

3 CE Contact Hours


Location:   Online Event


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