Mental Health Implications of Policy Reversal

Mental Health Implications of Policy Reversal April 11, 2019

Natasha Helfer Parker, Lisa Butterworth, Sara Hughes-Zabawa and Jennifer White of Symmetry Solutions, LLC talk about the recent reversal of policy changes within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from their perspective as clinicians who work with vulnerable populations.

Their goals are three fold:
1. Give space to the many mental health professionals and community members who work in service of the LGBTQ+ population.
2. Normalize the variety of feelings people in the general community may be experiencing and give some background as to why we might see this from the lens of abusive dynamics.
3. Offer some strategies for the upcoming General Conference that could continue to present as a challenge for the many still reeling from this news.

 

Natasha Helfer Parker, Lisa Butterworth, Sara Hughes-Zabawa and Jennifer White talk about the recent reversal of policy changes within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from their perspective as clinicians who work with vulnerable populations. Their goals are three fold:1. Give space to the many mental health professionals and community members who work in service of the LGBTQ+ population.2. Normalize the variety of feelings people in the general community may be experiencing and give some background as to why we might see this from the lens of abusive dynamics. 3. Offer some strategies for the upcoming General Conference that could continue to present as a challenge for the many still reeling from this news.

Posted by Mormon Mental Health Podcast on Friday, April 5, 2019

 


Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past-president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

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