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Just a friendly reminder that you can still register for our brand new workshop

Working with Rainbow Rangatahi

Developing Understanding, Confidence and Competence

with Dr Gloria Fraser & Lucy McLean

Join clinical psychologists Dr. Gloria Fraser and Lucy McLean for this informative, practical and positive workshop. Participants will leave with an increased understanding, and a kete of inclusive and practical tools which can be implemented immediately into your work (and organisation) to create a safe, affirming and effective space for rainbow rangatahi.

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Meet the Trainers

Gloria Fraser (Kāi Tahu, Pākehā, she/her) is a clinical psychologist and academic. Gloria is a Lecturer in Health Psychology in the School of Health at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, and works clinically with tamariki, rangatahi, and their whānau. Her work focusses on cultural competency (particularly for Māori and rainbow communities), eating disorders and body image, and youth wellbeing. Gloria’s PhD research explored mental health support experiences among rainbow people in Aotearoa. In partnership with rainbow community organisations, Gloria developed a resource to guide mental health professionals in their work with rainbow people.

Lucy McLean (Pākehā, they/she) is a Queer clinical psychologist with a background in community advocacy, crisis counselling, and youth work. Lucy works clinically with young people in the community, with a particular focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. They wrote their master’s thesis on climate-related distress, drawing on their lived experience and Queer Theory, and facilitate workshops on this topic. Lucy is passionate about creating mental health systems that meet the needs of diverse communities.

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