Fri, May 12|
CMHC & Goucher College
The LGBTQ+ Community Has a Home in Nature-informed Therapy
This program will explore various ways to engage LGBTQ+ clients through an informational component, meaning-making exercises, and a ritual facilitated within the landscape of Nature.
Time & Location
May 12, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
CMHC & Goucher College, 1008 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA
About the Event
Creating a welcoming environment and providing a healing presence are important contours in offering clinical therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This program will explore various ways to engage LGBTQ+ clients through recognizing the marginalization and trauma that have accompanied the reality of their sexual and gender identities. An informational component, meaning-making exercises, and a ritual will be included in this program and will be facilitated within the landscape of Nature. We will be starting in the group room and then moving to Goucher College for an experiential activity.
Gordon Creamer, creator of the Mission Bridge, currently serves as Program Director at Well For The
Journey, a spiritual wellness center in Lutherville, MD. He has also been involved in healthcare
programming and operations since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Hospice
communities. He earned an MA in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University and an MA in
Theology from the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary & University. He is currently a candidate
for the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Ecumenical Institute.
Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for
participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Uplifting the
journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ+ community is a
passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers
and those who are grieving losses. Also a trained end-of-life doula, spiritual companion/director, and Reiki
Practitioner, Gordon welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and