Interested in joining the Pride Therapy Network of Montreal?
The Pride Therapy Network of Montreal is a growing network of mental health providers offering LGBTQ+ affirmative low-fee therapy. If you are passionate about providing financially accessible LGBTQ+ affirmative services, we would love to have you join our team. We accept members with different levels of experience working with diverse LGBTQ+* populations, and different levels of clinical experience (hoping to include interns who are able to practice through their own supervisors, recent graduates, and people who have been working for many years). We typically accept new members each fall, prior to our annual training. All members are required to attend annual trainings and monthly meetings.
What do you get by becoming a member?
- Annual training on culturally competent LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy
- Ongoing workshops, trainings, sharing of resources
- Monthly case presentations/peer supervisions
- Access to consult with a network of experienced LGBTQ+ affirmative therapists
- The opportunity to contribute to the development of a network dedicated to the provision of culturally informed, accessible, and affirmative services to members of sexual and gender diverse communities
- A professional profile on the Network website
More about us:
The Pride Therapy Network of Montreal (PTNM) is a collective of independent mental health practitioners who have come together in order to offer culturally informed, accessible, and affirmative services to members of sexual and gender diverse communities. We work to counter the discrimination of sexual and gender diverse individuals who have been stigmatized and mistreated in mental health care systems. As such, all members of our network agree to offer financially accessible services and strive to accommodate other accessibility requests. We are committed to ongoing training and education with the team and within the greater community. All collective members participate in yearly fall training in addition to ongoing trainings. Additionally, through regular group supervision, we support one another by sharing ideas and resources.
The Pride Therapy Network operates with the principles of LGBTQ+ affirmative practice and according to the guidelines recommended by the American Psychological Association found here and here. To this end, we ask that:
- Members take responsibility to educate themselves about LGBTQ+ affirmative practices
- Members understand the effects of discrimination, stigma, homophobia and transphobia may have on psychological wellbeing.
- Members understand the needs of LGBTQ+ people at all life stages and support individuals in their sexual and gender identity exploration.
- Members recognize the unique challenges faced by trans people.
- Members recognize that issues our clients bring may have little to do with their sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Members reflect on their own and their clients’ sources of comfort and discomfort with differences and commonalities that exist between themselves and clients with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, age, gender, gender identity/expression, religion, socioeconomic status, political views, sexual orientation, geographic region, physical capacity, physical, mental, or developmental disability, and historical experiences with the dominant culture.
Interested in joining our team?
The Fall 2019 Training Application is currently closed.
If you are interested in joining our team, please let us know and we will reach out to you when we are accepting new members.