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  1. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for the Queer Community

    November 17, 2023 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    This course will focus on the usage of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with the Queer community in addressing mental health concerns. The Queer community experiences a large amount of discrimination, both on a micro and macro lens that leads to ongoing stressors. These stressors and environmental factors lead to a higher prevalence rate of mental illness within the Queer community. DBT, an evidence-based psychotherapy, has been shown to be beneficial for overall mental health, addressing self-injurious behaviors, emotional challenges, Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This course will address how to apply and use DBT with clients from the LGBTQIA2S+ community in an affirming and validating way.

    This course will cover Minority Stress Theory, and Biosocial Theory as well as review and introduce skills from the 4 core modules of DBT, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and effective communication.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  2. Trans and Nonbinary Passport Clinic

    November 17, 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    The School of Social Work Office of Global Activities, U-M Spectrum Center, and U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study are collaborating to host a Trans and Nonbinary Passport Clinic!

    The Washtenaw County Clerk's office will assist students, faculty, staff, and community members to apply for, renew, or make changes to their passport in the form of a name change or updated gender marker. This event is hosted specifically for folks needing a gender marker or name change on their passport, but all individuals applying for a new or renewed passport are welcome to attend.

    Please be aware that all fees required to obtain a passport must be made on the day of the event. Payments for the passport book or card must be payable to U.S. Department of State. Payments for the processing fee must be payable to Washtenaw County Clerk. All payments MUST be in the form of a check or a money order. Financial support may be available for students applying for a passport who are requesting name or gender maker change. 

    More information about the event and passport fees can be found on the RSVP form.

    RSVP Here

  3. Community Conversation: Cultural Resilience and Mental Health

    November 17, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join us to explore how cultural traditions, values, and practices can play a pivotal role in coping with and overcoming mental health barriers. We will dive deep into the profound connection between culture and mental health, exploring how cultural traditions, values, and practices can empower individuals to overcome mental health challenges.

    This is a time for conversation – to share feelings, raise concerns, and talk together as a school community. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)

    About the format. With these smaller Community Conversations, our hope is to explore restorative dialogue and build community, creating a space where we are all teachers and learners. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.

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