- Describe the span of issues that trans and non-binary clients and their families bring to relationship and couple counseling
- List 4 factors that contribute to affirmative care
- Explain how gender intersects with other aspects of identities and experiences in the therapy room.
Alex Lantaffi is a certified sex therapist, family therapist, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ practitioner, clinical supervisor, writer, and independent scholar. They are adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the chair elect for the Trans and Queer interest network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. They were the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy for eleven years and have researched, presented, and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, relationships, and HIV. Alex is passionate about healing justice and community-based and engaged scholarship. They are a trans masculine, nonbinary, bi queer, disabled, Italian immigrant who has been living on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, currently known as Minneapolis, MN (US) since 2008. Alex has co-authored the books “How to UnderstandYour Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are” and “Life Isn’t Binary” with Meg-John Barker (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). They host the podcast Gender Stories. You can find out more about them at www.alexiantaffi.com or follow them on Twitter @xtaffi