KPFT (90.1) – “Queer Voices” Show “Loving Your Transgender Child”
Monday, February 29,2018 – 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Denise O’Doherty and Kimberly Shappley
Denise will address the multitude of feelings and situations parents face having a transgender child. She will specifically give situations that parents commonly face and how they can respond . She will talk about her new book that is coming out in May, “Thriving Through Transition”- Self-Care for Parents of Transgender Children.
Kimberly Shappley, the parent of a transgender daughter and transgender advocate, will give her perspective as a parent. She will address her conservative religious background and how it has affected her journey to love and support her daughter.
“Thriving Through Transition” – Self-Care for Parents of Transgender Children
by Denise O’Doherty
May 4, 2018, Friday, 2:00pm- 5:00pm.
The Houston Council on Alcoholism – 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston 77007
Visit www.ContemporaryRelationships.com to register
The Contemporary Relationships Conference
The 5th Annual Conference on Strengthening LGBTQ Relationships
The Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference is a unique national event that integrates cutting edge science and practical experience to explore dating, relationships, and parenting within the LGBTQ community. The conference is open to the LGBTQ public, as well as affirming mental health professionals, allies, and community leaders. The conference is organized by Jeff Lutes, LPC, and hosted by the Equality Texas Foundation.
All interested are welcome.
“Personal Boundaries and Effective Confrontation”- 5 week course
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Dates TBD
Unity Church, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057
Have you ever thought of the perfect thing to say hours after the discussion/argument passed? What stopped you from saying it when you needed it? Have you ever held back something because you thought it might be too aggressive or hurt someone’s feelings and then regretted not saying it? Have you ever lost yourself while loving someone else?
Having boundaries means knowing how to maintain your sense of self, while teaching people how to treat you. It means identifying to yourself and to others what behaviors are OK and what are not. This class will help you understand passive, aggressive, and passive-aggressive personalities and show you how to deal with each style effectively. It will look at how to over-come self-sabotaging behaviors such as guilt, shame and codependency. In addition, we will not only cover a step by step method of how to confront someone effectively, but will also identify ways to overcome being manipulated, controlled and intimidated. Understanding these dynamics, makes getting what you want, clearer and easier. Come see how your personal boundaries can support you to have healthy relationships, confidence, personal success and peace of mind.
Course Cost is $100 which includes 74 page workbook. You may register the day of the event by arriving between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Singles Workshop – “Romantic Relationships- What Makes Them Work?”
Unity Church, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057
Your dream of finding and keeping a loving and truly compatible relationship is healthy, natural and achievable. Whatever your history, you deserve to have love and passion in your life. This workshop will cover essentials of a healthy relationship, how to seek suitable and compatible romantic partners and what it means to be “emotionally available”. We will also identify the three stages of relationships, what to expect at each stage, skills to overcome the power struggle, and how to manage differences in personality styles. We will cover effective communication skills, how to develop empathy, trust and intimacy, how to overcome jealousy, and how to achieve successful problem resolution.
The workshop is based on concepts that have a record of proven results for spark, chemistry and long term success in loving relationships.
$25. love offering suggested. Call 713-782-4050 to register, or email Denise at Deniseod54@gmail.com
- May 5, 2017. Presented at the Contemporary Relationships 4th Annual Conference on LGBTQ Relationships on “Boundaries in Relationships” at the Houston Council for Alcohol and Recovery. Harville Hendrix (The founder of IMAGO) was the keynote speaker.
- January 15, 2017. Presented for the Women’s Group on “Personal Boundaries and Effective Confrontation”. Unitarian Universalist Church. 5210 Fannin.
- Quoted in Houston Chronicle: “Sleeping with the Enemy: He’s for Trump. She’s for Clinton.” October 19, 2016. Read Full Article
- Presented “Relationship Contracts and discussion of What Makes Relationships Work” for the monthly meeting of the Houston Chapter of Tau Chi. October 15, 2016.
- Presented, “Counseling Parents of Transgender Children Using Kubler-Ross’ 5 Stages of Grief”. Gender Infinity Annual Conference – University of Houston. September 16, 2016.