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EP20 Conversation Hour 06 - Affirmative Approaches to Working with Gay Sons and Mothers - Patricia Arredondo, EDD ; Rick Miller
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Length: 1 hour


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Presented with Co-Faculty Rick Miller.

This session will discuss specific affirmative approaches to working with gay men while understanding the crucial bond they have with their mothers.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain how/why the bond between gay sons and their mothers is crucial for the son’s psychological well-being.
  2. Discuss how to differentiate various cultural norms for specific ethnic groups.
  3. Identify ways to support and direct mothers of LGBTQ children to educational resources to be affirming and accepting.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*

Patricia Arredondo, EdD

For the past 35 years, Dr. Arredondo has published extensively in the areas of cultural competency models and guidelines, Latinx mental health, and organizational diversity strategy. She has co-authored six books and numerous scholarly articles. Dr. Arredondo is a licensed psychologist and long-term tenured faculty for graduate programs in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling Psychology. She is sought after for keynote presentations and consultations in higher education domestically and internationally. In 2017, she delivered programs with major U.S. universities as well as in Qatar, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology is from Boston University. Currently, she is President of the Arredondo Advisory Group and a Visiting Professor at Arizona State University. 

Rick Miller, MSW

Rick Miller, MSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is the author of Unwrapped: Integrative Therapy with Gay Men… the Gift of Presence (2015). Rick has served on numerous national and international faculties, including the International Society of Hypnosis, the Brief Therapy Conference, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Harvard Medical School.


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