I was enlightened today. This workshop opened my eyes to minor-attracted persons. This is something that will affect my clinical profession. Thank you!
“Heart opening, ” “powerful,” and “courageous” are some of the words attendees have used to describe B4U-ACT’s workshops. With a unique focus on mental health practice related to the needs of minor-attracted people (MAPs), these workshops are held yearly and led cooperatively by MAPs and mental health professionals experienced in working with them. Highly interactive, they feature small- and large-group discussion of clinical and personal issues and approaches, presentation of actual experiences, and exchange of ideas among both clinicians and minor-attracted people. Lecture-format presentations are minimal. Past attendees have consistently found them to be tremendously informative, helpful, and inspiring, and many have kept in touch with the friends they have made there, whether they be seasoned professionals, researchers, educators, new or future practitioners, or minor-attracted people.
This was amazing, and felt like such a privilege to be witness to so much empowered vulnerability in one place.
Social workers and psychologists who attend receive 5.5 CEUs, and lunch is provided. Students, educators, and researchers in fields related to mental health and human sexuality are especially encouraged to attend.
Always powerful to hear the stories, to make the issues personal… I’m glad we brainstormed practical solutions.