All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
Red Mountain Sedona, a mindfulness-based, transitional living program for young adults, is committed to being an inclusive and affirming program for all individuals. In keeping with this mission, Red Mountain asked Beck Gee Cohen MA, LADC, Founder of BGC Consulting and Director of LGBTQI+ Programing at Vision Adolescent Treatment Centers (CA), to provide trainings for staff on Wednesday, August 28th.
Beck is a clinician, an educator and an advocate for the LGBTQI+ community, and an engaging and highly sought-after national and international speaker. His interactive and informative trainings provide attendees with a safe and welcoming environment to learn and to ask questions and explore perceptions. A Los Angeles native and current resident, Beck’s humor, humility and approachability help him to facilitate difficult but necessary conversations with his training participants.
Tara Klymenko, Red Mountain’s yoga teacher and registrar, echoed this sentiment. “Beck has a way of explaining complex social issues in a concise and friendly way. I really gained some insight into myself and others.”
During his time in Sedona, Beck provided two trainings at Red Mountain, an advanced training for the clinical team and a core competencies training for all Red Mountain staff. “The training today was amazing. I took 7 pages of notes,” Red Mountain therapist, Bodhi Poole, MA, LCMHC, NCC, said. “Beck was amazing and will be a great resource as we look to better serve our community.” he went on to say.
Red Mountain is a gender-inclusive program and has served many students from the LGBTQI+ community over the five years that it has been in operation. At the same time, Red Mountain strives to stay current with the ever-changing landscape of language, cultural considerations and best practices.
Having Beck out to facilitate this training was a necessary part of Red Mountain’s on-going educational process. Clinical Director, Tim Mullins, LMHC, LCPC attended the trainings and was appreciative of the information that was provided. “Beck dispels incorrect assumptions about nonbinary populations while explaining the nuances of working with people who have gender and/or sexual identity differences,” Tim said. “This was an important and timely training.”
About Red Mountain Sedona
Red Mountain Sedona is a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed young adult “Launch” program, located in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Red Mountain specializes in helping young adults between the ages of 18-28, address the social, emotional and behavioral issues holding them back from successfully transitioning into adulthood. Through a truly holistic program that provides structure, individual, group and family therapy, life skills training, recovery support and mindfulness-meditation, yoga and martial arts instruction, Red Mountain Sedona helps students gain the stability and maturity needed to move forward in life. For more information on Red Mountain Sedona call (855) 998-5272.