Understanding Gender Identity as a Counselor or Therapist at Catholic Charities


Workshop for Counselors/Therapist at Catholic Charities Agencies and Catholic Schools


  • Dr. Elizabeth Sorenson — PhD Psychologist, Emmaus Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Therese Cirner — MA in Counseling, LPC — practice in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dr. William (Rusty) Chavey, MD — Director of Emmaus Health, Ann Arbor, MI and Professor of Family Medicine, U of M Medical School
  • Reverend David Hudgins — Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Lansing, and former licensed clinical social worker at Catholic Charities of Jackson Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties


8:30 a.m. Mass available (optional) in St. Patrick Church

9:00 a.m.  Doors open. Light refreshments will be available.

9:30 a.m. Workshop begins

11:30 a.m. Workshop ends

Cost: There is no cost to participate in this workshop.

Registration: Registration is required. Registration details will be provided at a later date.

Workshop Format: The Parish Life Center at St. Patrick Catholic Church (Brighton, MI)  affords ample room for this in-person workshop with appropriate COVID-19 precautions.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been requested.