Speakers to be added and the full line-up will be announced in early February.

3 CE Credits

in Ethics!

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC

Executive Director, The Jung Center

Houston, Texas

"Do We Have Fantasies, Or Do They Have Us?

Sean holds master’s degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston – Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University’s program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. He is the author of The Ethical Imagination: Exploring Fantasy and Desire in Analytical Psychology (Routledge, 2019). His research interests also include the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and vicarious trauma and the self-care needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. His local and national teaching schedule can be found at his website, sfitzpatrick.com.

Trystan Reese

Director of Family Formation,

Family Equality, Portland, Oregon

"Beyond Mommies and Daddies: Understanding LGBTQ+ Parenting Journeys"

Trystan is an educator and storyteller who lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner Biff and their three amazing children. Trystan launched into the public eye as “the pregnant man” in 2017, when the story of his family gained international media attention thanks to closing performances for The Moth in Portland, Albuquerque, and Brooklyn. A video of the Brooklyn event has now garnered more than 2.5 million views, and as interest in his family’s story grew, Trystan began to partner with many major media outlets, including CNN, NBC, People, Buzzfeed and more to educate an even wider audience. He is the Director of Family Formation at Family Equality, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equality for LGBTQ families and those who wish to form them, where he developed and runs a training system that increases the ability of family-building professionals to understand, welcome, and support LGBTQ prospective parents—everyone from powerhouse fertility clinics to doulas and midwives.

3 CE Credits

in Ethics

Integrating cutting edge science and practical experience to explore dating, relationships, and parenting within the LGBTQ community. Open to the LGBTQ public (singles and those in a relationship) as well as allies, community leaders, and mental health professionals (CE credits available).

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