Douglas Valdez presenting in a classroom.

Cool Course: Latinx/e Theories & Clinical Practice

Douglas Valdez grew up familiar with curandería, the traditional healing practices that his mother had learned as a child in Mexico. When he was sick, she would pull out an array of herbal tinctures and dapple his tongue with their bitter, dark liquid. When his skin got irritated, his mother spread tangerine peels on it—their aroma delicious and lingering. 

Antioch Voices Jenn Kennedy

Lesbian Mental Health is Marginalized—This LGBT History Month Let’s Change That

I returned to graduate school at age 40 to pursue a career as a therapist. It has always been a secret desire of mine, and when I unexpectedly lost my mother, I decided that this was the time to do everything I’ve always wanted to do. I knew returning to academia as an older adult would be challenging in various ways; however, it was undoubtedly the best decision.

Antioch Voices Kevin Niehaus

Sharing You: A National Coming Out Story

Sitting there wanting to share your truth, choking on the words that describe your true self. Fear races through your mind that you may not be enough for them to stay. Your truth, a deep vulnerability, is not enough. A simple comment is like pulling tar from your mouth. “This moment is perfect,” you think to yourself,

Chris Tompkins ’22

Chris Tompkins ’22 (Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology, LGBT-Affirmative Psychology Specialization) had their book, Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground, published by…