Sydney Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jennifer Perkins MFT Counselling & Psychotherapy

LGBTQI Resources for Providers


Passing, Privilege, & Policy

Passing As Privilege by Jessica Xavier

Australia has finally achieved marriage equality but there’s a lot more to be done on LGBTI rights

The Growing Regulation of Conversion Therapy

How the Right Usurped the Queer Agenda: Frame Co‐optation in Political Discourse

In Pursuit of Truth & Justice Documenting gay and transgender prejudice killings in NSW in the late 20th century


Tasmanian History (Gay Law Reform)

A definitive timeline of LGBT + rights in Australia

Gender Violence at the IAAF

Implicit Bias test

'I am profoundly unsettled': inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy - Sydney Morning Herald MAR-2018


Families & Youth of LGBT

A Practitioner’s resource guide: Helping families to support their LGBT children

Support Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children

Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth

Generating a revolution in prevention, wellness & care for LGBT children & youth



“You Want Fireworks? I’ll Show You Fireworks!”: Or Not—Woman-to-Woman Violence on Sex and the City, The L Word, and The O.C.

Unequal Treatment of Transgender Individuals in Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Programs

Redefining Intimate Partner Violence Beyond the Binary to Include Transgender People


LGBT & Couples Counselling

Expanding the Therapy Paradigm with Queer Couples: A Relational Intersectional Lens

Meanings of Intimacy: A Comparison of Members of Heterosexual and Same‐Sex Couples

Beyond the Binary: Trans‐Negotiations in Couple and Family Therapy


Kink & Poly

Polyamory 101

‘Sleeping with the enemy’: Non-monogamy and 1970s lesbian-feminists

What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory


Trans & Gender Diverse

A Language Guide: Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion

Trans & Queer Affirmation Cards (from Planned Parenthood)

Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines For trans and gender diverse children and adolescents

Mental Health of Transgender Youth: the role of family, school, and community in promoting resilience

An Evidence‐Based Model for Understanding the Mental Health Experiences of Transgender Australians

Facilitating Transitions Among Transgender Clients: Components of Effective Clinical Practice

The Counseling Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

Non-binary or genderqueer genders

Treatment and Ethical Considerations with Transgender Children and Youth in Family Therapy

Experiences with Misgendering: Identity Misclassification of Transgender Spectrum Individuals

The Social Costs of Gender Nonconformity for Transgender Adults: Implications for Discrimination and Health

WPATH Standard of Care



The changing experiences of bisexual male adolescents

(Bi)Identity Maneuvers: Revealing and Concealing Strategies

Culturally competent practice with bisexual individuals

Current intimate relationship status, depression, and alcohol use among bisexual women: The mediating roles of bisexual-specific minority stressors

Professional Issues: Bisexuality, Not Homosexuality: Counseling Issues and Treatment Approaches


Intersex Specific

Intersex for Allies

Darlington Statement

Employee Guide to Intersex Inclusion

Children Born with Intersex Variations

Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII)

Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority and Lived Experience by Katrina Karkazis (book)

Golden Boy: A Novel by Abigail Tartelin (book)

Intersexion (2012) (movie)

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure (movie)

Australian Intersex Support Group

Middlesex (book)


LGBT General

Working therapeutically with LGBTI clients: a practice wisdom resource

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Coping Strategies, and Sexual Orientation

LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Risk

Cultural diversity and mental health Exploring mental illness through different lenses

Two steps forward, one step back: the story of LGBT Gen Xers

Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts; A re-examination of gender

Mind our professional gaps: Competent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender mental health services

Movies that depict LGBTQI Culture

When we rise



Language Guides

External Language Guide ACON

8 things not to ask trans people

10 Terrible Trans Words

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Supporting your right to healthy and happy relationships, standing against conversion therapy, & promoting social justice

Gay Counselling in the Sydney CBD

Promoting Mental Health and Information Exchange Within the LGBT-QI Communities

Providing Affirmative Counseling for Transgender and Gender Non–Conforming Clients

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Healing Abuse & Trauma in the LGBT-QI Community

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Healthy Relationships & Couples Counselling in the LGBT-QI Community

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Family Acceptance Project: Research & Education

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Psychotherapy for the LGBT-QI Community

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California Board of Behavioral Science stance against conversion therapy

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Positive Psychology & Spiritual Psychology in the LGBT-QI Community

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Psychology Today bans ads for treatment of unwanted same-sex attraction


With a Strong Committment to the LGBT-QI Community and Social Justice Platforms, I Have Clinical Memberships in the following LGBT-QI Counselling Organizations:


: World Professional Association for Trangender Health

GAYLESTA Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Bay Area Open Minds; sexual and gender diversity affirming psychotherapists who are kink aware and poly friendly

Sydney LGBT-QI Counsellor Organization

Sydney LGBT-QI Counsellor Organization

-If you are a Sydney Therapist, click to learn more

Gettin' Your Learn On: LGBT-QI Articles You May Be Interested in Reading

Why We Used Trans* and Why We Don’t Anymore

Queer Resources Directory

Vocabulary & Symbols for LGBTQI Population

 Trans and Gender Diverse Language Guide provided by ACON

. Learn More Here

ACON Trans and Gender Diverse Language Guide