Join Aleks Martin, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP, for a live webinar on the third Wednesday of the month at 10AM to 11AM Alaska Time on a variety of topics related to provider well-being. Additionally, a podcast will accompany each month’s topic to expand on educational opportunities. Podcasts will generally be available the week following each webinar.
Identify healthy practices that individual providers can adopt and recognize stressors through a trauma-informed lens.
Aleks Martin, LSWAIC, SUDP, A/M Consulting & Clinical Services, (s/he pronouns, but they is ok) has been in the health and social service field for over 20 years. Aleks was drawn to the LGBTQI2+ community in their mid-twenties working for a national HIV-prevention study with youth called, Young Asian Men’s Study (YAMS). As a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Social Work - Masters Program, Aleks developed their skills as a mental health clinician and social justice advocate. Aleks’ perspectives where shifted and allowed them to have a wider lens for diversity, inclusion and equity. Aleks was inspired to start a private practice to address the special needs of the LGBTQI2+ and BBIPOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color), particularly Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander people dealing with unique and special issues that intersect with race/culture and gender/sexuality like coming out, spiritual conflicts, cultural dissonance, gender transition, social navigation at work and other environments, interpersonal relationships from intimacy to friendships, understanding relationships with non-LGBTQI2+ partner(s), and more.