Finding Freedom logo 2019

January 24-25, 2020

Riviera Resort in Palm Springs, CA

2020 Theme: LGBTQ Recovery, Health, Wellness and Longevity

 

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About the Conference

The Finding Freedom Symposium is about bringing forward relevant information for best practices in supporting the LGBTQ community with co-occurring disorders. Our intention is to offer a container for discovery and focused discussion to find effective solutions for professionals and their LGBTQ patients - CE credits will be offered!

Our goal is to cultivate a conversation that will lead to clinical, research-based information. The conference is open to the community, treatment professionals, doctors, therapists and anyone who is interested in the unique issues facing sexual identity and co-occurring disorders treatment. We invite you to join for education, conversation and connection.

Last year's "Out Your Inner" fundraising event was a massive success! This year, we will be hosting the fundraiser on Friday evening titled "Out Your Inner Star." The fundraiser supports Sanctuary Palm Springs Transitional Housing Placement Program for Non-Minor Dependents (THPP-NMD), and everyone is encouraged to join us and help raise money for this fantastic organization!

The Finding Freedom LGBTQ Symposium 2020 features keynote speakers with a wealth of knowledge on topics relevant to sexual identity and co-occuring mental health and addiction treatment.

Here are just a few of the names and topics that will be on display at the conference:

Keynote Sessions

David Fawcett, PhD

Embracing an Unanticipated Life: Resilience, Connection and Lifelong Recovery in the LGBTQ Community.

Krista Gilbert, PhD

The Intersection of Mom and Clinician: Raising a Non-Binary Child.

Out Your Inner Star

Last year's "Out Your Inner" fundraising event was a massive success! This year, we will be hosting the fundraiser on Friday evening titled "Out Your Inner Star." The fundraiser support Sanctuary Palm Springs Transitional Housing Placement Program for Non-Minor Dependents (THPP-NMD, and everyone is encouraged to join us and help raise money for this fantastic organization!

CE credits will be offered!

For more CE information visit our registration page.


The Coachella Valley LGBTQ+ Association

Course Description

The symposium is designed for clinicians, treatment professionals, therapists, and EAP providers. The goals of this symposium include educating treatment professionals about evidence-based practices and LGBTQI specific issues in mental health and addiction treatment (co-occurring disorders). Presenters will address numerous topics including cultural competency, gender diversity, trauma-informed care, suicide prevention and assessment, workplace issues, employee assistance best practices and organizational adaptation to change. CE Grievance Procedure

Contact Info

Renee Baribeau Michael’s House Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator [email protected] 760-464-2138 Get LGBTQ Symposium and Michael’s House updates:

Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities

We have several sponsorship packages and promotional opportunities for the LGBTQ Symposium. For more information on pricing and offerings, contact Renee Baribeau at [email protected]. Sponsorship Levels