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July Grand Rounds featuring Markie L.C. Twist, Ph.D.

Lorenz Clinic is excited to host Markie L.C. Twist, Ph.D., during July’s Grand Rounds professional development event. Dr. Markie will present on the Clinical Guidelines for LGBTQIA-Affirming Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) that was recently published by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT, April 2022). These new guidelines outline how marriage and family therapists practice in an affirming, inclusive, ethical, and competent way with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people. These guidelines are timely with the advent of Pride month to encourage positive language to affirm clients’ personal identities.

Attendees will be eligible for 2 CE credits from the following boards:

  • Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Nursing

Event Details

Date: July 13, 2022
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: In-person event will take place at the Rosemount Clinic; a virtual presentation is also available

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Guidelines for LGBTQIA-Affirming Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT).
  • Discuss common presenting LGBTQIA-related concerns via a case study and discuss and apply AAMFT Clinical Guidelines for LGBTQIA-Affirming Marriage & Family MFT.
  • Analyze shared consultation cases via the AAMFT Clinical Guidelines for LGBTQIA-Affirming Marriage & Family MFT. 

To register, use the links below. Registration is required for this event. 

In-Person Attendance

Virtual Attendance



About Markie Twist, Ph.D.

Markie Louise Christianson (L. C.) Twist (she/they), Ph.D., is an award-winning sexuality educator, sexologist, relationship therapist, author, and international speaker. Dr. Twist is Teaching Faculty in the Department of Applied Psychology in the Doctoral and Master of Arts Programs in Couple and Family Therapy and Master of Arts Program in Dance/Movement Therapy at Antioch University New England. Dr. Twist is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor, as well as a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and certified sexuality educator and supervisor through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Twist is co-author of the books, The Internet Family: Technology in Couple and Family Relationships and Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families (2nd ed.). Markie also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Sexual and Relationship Therapy: International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice and is co-editor of the book Eco-Informed Practice: Family Therapy in Age of Ecological Peril. In addition, Markie serves as a session instructor at the University of Guelph. To learn more about Dr. Twist visit: