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Training Institute for Gender Relationships, Identity & Sexuality

2nd IFTA Intensive Institute

September 30 – October 1, 2016 • Montreal, Canada

"Gender Variance in Families: A Family Systems Approach"

This Institute has been postponed until 2017. Watch this website for next year's institute.

 

 

The Intensive Institute is designed to allow practitioners the opportunity to spend an entire day with a master presenter and clinician.  For this Institute, the presenters will be  Arlene Istar Lev.

Families are impacted by gender-variance in numerous ways, yet the family therapy field has remained virtually silent on the impact of transgender, transsexual, and gender non-conforming behavior within the family matrix. The complex issues facing these will be the focus of this Institute.

The Intensive Institute is designed to allow practitioners the opportunity to spend an entire day with a master presenter and clinician.  For this Institute, the presenters will be  Arlene Istar Lev.

Institute Faculty: Arlene Istar Lev

Istar

Arlene Istar Lev LCSW-R, CASAC, is a social worker, family therapist, educator, and writer whose work addresses the unique therapeutic needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of Choices Counseling & Consulting and The Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and Sexuality (TIGRIS), a training program in Albany, New York.

The International Family Therapy Association was an outgrowth of the East-West Bridging Congress conducted in Prague in 1987. Since that time, IFTA’s goal has been the same: Advancing family therapy worldwide by promoting research, education, and sound practice while promoting international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas that support the health and well-being of families and persons around the world.

The Training Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and Sexuality (TIGRIS) is a state of the art training institute providing educational workshops for individuals and organizations. Housed in the Capital District of Upstate NY (in Albany), TIGRIS offers training and consultation locally, nationally, and internationally — both in person and online.

 

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