Presentation and Training Topics Include:

  • LGBTQIQ 101

  • Being an LGBTQIQ ally

  • Negotiating sexual orientation and / or gender identity and religion

  • Protocol for writing letters in support of transgender clients

  • Defining terms

  • Learning appropriate and respectful terms to use with clients, coworkers, etc.

  • Making your workplace safe for LGBTQIQA workers

  • Polyamory awareness

  • Types of sexual behaviors

  • Grief and Loss

  • Deaf culture: 101 and beyond

  • Working with American Sign Language Interpreters

  • LGBTQIQAP Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI)

  • and more!


Vary depending on audience, presentation and prep time; & distance from the event.

Presentations will include a website with a pdf document of resources and a link to a feedback form in order to save institution’s printing costs and to help reduce paper use.

Example of website for a recent presentation. Click on the picture to open the website itself at

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Instead of asking for “preferred pronouns,” ask “what pronouns make you happy?” I like that.
— Participant in "How to be an LGBTQ Ally" training



I loved the way Abi role-played how she would talk to a client in a challenging situation -- very real, really connecting and empathic.

Participant in "Transgender issues in the context of therapy" Presentation

Abi, your energy was great and your knowledge on the subject matter was clearly expert level. I will keep you in mind for any future clients who may benefit from your care. Thanks for coming!

Participant in "Transgender - Affirmative Clinical Care" Presentation

I love your authenticity, passion, emotion, and beautiful smile! Thank you for your thorough, informative, and heartfelt presentation. :)

Participant in "Trans - Affirmative Clinical Care Presentation