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HIV/AIDS: A Spiritual Event with Medical Implications

Category: Events and Activities
Venue/Location: Spagnuolo Hall
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Leanne McCall Tigert, DMin. is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, consultant, facilitator, educator, counselor, and writer who specializes in area of diversity, conflict management, sexuality, and religion. Through a variety of venues, Dr. Tigert has empowered organizations and groups to address and manage conflicts, engage in “difficult conversations”,  learn about sexuality, religious diversity, and create more tolerant, cohesive,  and affirming environments.  Dr. Tigert is skilled at conflict management, often teaching others to use the “Difficult Conversations” model of the Harvard Law School and the Family Therapy Institute of Cambridge.

Leanne McCall Tigert is a Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist with the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice  who has been in practice for more than 16 years. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a US and Canadian organization within which she has provided workshop leadership and CEU  (Continuing Education Units) events across the country. Dr. Tigert is a Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. In her counseling and psychotherapy practice, Dr Tigert works with individuals, couples, and families addressing  relationship issues, depression and anxiety, loss, spirituality, addictions, sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Dr. Tigert's books include:

All Those Whom God Has Joined Together: Resources for Same-Gender Loving Couples and Clergy.

Blessings and Burdens: Caring for Our Elders While  Caring for Ourselves, 
Pilgrim Press, 2007, (co-author, Rev. Maren Tirabassi)

Trans-lating Faith: Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. 
Pilgrim Press, 2004, (co-author, Rev. Maren Tirabassi)

Coming Out Young and Faithful . 
Pilgrim Press, 2003, (co-author, Timothy Brown)

Coming Out Through Fire : Healing the Trauma of Homophobia, 
Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1999.

Coming Out While Staying In : Struggles and Celebrations of Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals in the Church.  Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1996.

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