Upcoming events

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bo's Place
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    Susan Cottrell is on a mission.

    Susan Cottrell is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQI children, as an international speaker, teacher and theologian. Coming from 25 years in the evangelical conservative church, Susan is now one of the leading and fiercest advocates and allies for the LGBTQI community. Through her nonprofit—FreedHearts—Susan champions the LGBTQI community and families with her characteristic tender-heartedness, and she zealously challenges Christians that love is the foundation of faith. Her classic book “Mom, I’m Gay”—Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith is published by Westminster John Knox Press and has become a must-read for Christian parents of LGBTQI children. Her workbook, to help LGBTQI heal shame from family, church and community community, is True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You. Susan's books have been endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, The Gay Christian Network, Dr. Mel White - author of Stranger at the Gate - and many others.Susan is also the creator of comprehensive video courses for parents, LGBTQI, and the faith community at www.FreedHeartsOnline.orgShe and her husband Rob have been married 30 years and have five children, two of whom are in the LGBTQI community. They live in Austin, Texas.

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    Helping parents unconditionally love, accept and affirm their LGBTQI children, and come to realize that to do so is consistent with their faith.

    Helping LGBTQI heal shame from family, religious, and community wounds - so they can celebrate the truth and beauty of who they are

    Helping the faith community, from those in the pews to those in the pulpits, become fully inclusive and affirming, & helping heal relationships

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • TBD

    Effective January 1, 2018, if you are providing any therapeutic services to clients via technology services (think email, phone, video conference) you must have completed 15 hours of training in best practices and ethics.  Many of us already offer some services electronically and will need to become compliant with board requirements as soon as possible.  HAMFT has partnered with HGI to offer the required 15 hours of training to HAMFT members at a substantial discount.  This training will be offered at this rate through HAMFT this one time only.  However, HGI will continue to offer this training in the future at the regular rate.   See below for more details.


    Adriana Gil-Wilkerson, M.S., LMFT-Supervisor
    Sue Levin, Ph.D., LPC-Supervisor, LMFT-Supervisor
    Stephanie Gabel-Zepeda, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

    The potential to use technology assisted services (TAS) in the practice of therapy, supervision, and learning has grown exponentially and continues to grow daily. This ability to serve in exciting new ways also comes with new issues and responsibilities that need to be addressed to ensure that we are using best practices with TAS. This training will address these issues and prepare you to implement technology easily and ethically into your practices.

    Attendees can expect to:

    • ·       Review new board rules in Texas about TAS
    • ·       Explore creative ways to engage clients using TAS
    • ·       Learn about variety of platform options
    • ·       Experience online engagement
    • ·       Discuss limits of TAS
    • ·       Understand how to manage crisis situations
    • ·       Learn how to update forms appropriately to incorporate TAS
    • ·       Discuss potential boundary issues with TAS
    • ·       Learn how to set up your optimum TAS work space
    • ·       Examine aspects of TAS etiquette
    • ·       Identify methods of payment using TAS
    • ·       Learn troubleshooting strategies when using TAS

    Tentative Schedule of this multi-day training*:
    Friday, January 19th from 9:00 to 5:00 pm (in person)
    Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 to 4:00 pm (in person)

    Cost Per Person


    Location of In-Person Training

    Bo’s Place (to be confirmed)

    This training will provide 15 CEUs, with 3 hours of ethics.  In the event there is insufficient interest in this training, it will be cancelled.  Please help us bring you this training at this price by registering as soon as possible.


Check in and on-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast bites and coffee will be served. 

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