I’ve been working on a post about family therapy and the “Occupy” movement for what seems like weeks now, and meant to get it finished over the Thanksgiving holiday, but other projects got in the way. (I mean what would I wear to Dickens Fair if I didn’t finish sewing buttons on my skirt and dressing my hat?)
So in place of a full post (which is coming soon), I present some recent links of note:
- MFT Christian Perez offers a downloadable version of his presentation on cultural competency with LGBT clients here.
- From XOJane Magazine, a column on “How to stand up to your doctor about fat-shaming.” A critical skill for fat people, who often avoid or put off medical care because of fat-phobic experiences with health care workers and staff! Several years ago I committed to a plan of declining to be weighed unless there is a medically-necessary reason for it, and my experiences at the doctor’s have improved tremendously.
- (Don’t forget Hanne Blank’s oldie but goodie letter that you can adapt and share with your own doctor! Works for people of all body sizes!)
- Brene Brown gives a TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability.
- Jay Smooth gives his own TED talk on How I Learned to Stop Worry and Love Talking About Race.
- From NY Times Magazine, “Teaching Good Sex” – what works in sex education?
Enjoy the links, and I promise some more original content soon.