Join us for a discussion exploring "Coming Out or Not?" with author Dr. Karen McClintock. Karen will explore sexual shame, attachment, and family secrets through her new book "My Father's Closet," about her journey to find my gay father's secret identity. FREE PIZZA!!!
About the author: Dr. Karen A. McClintock is a psychologist, author and congregational consultant. Raised in a closeted family in Upper Arlington Ohio, she moved west to attend seminary at Pacific School of Religion and thereafter worked as a parish pastor and chaplain. She assisted healthcare providers with multiple-loss grief during the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay area.
For the past fifteen years she has been an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University, teaching human sexuality and a dozen additional courses in the psychology department. She has a thriving general practice as a psychologist and has taught workshops in over 40 states in the U.S. on ways to eradicate sexual shame. She engages in conversations about sexuality that are life affirming, while creating safety and healing. She is passionate about liberating GLBTQ individuals and family members from secrets and shame. She won the Southern Oregon Lambda Community award for her outspoken advocacy for GLBTQ individuals and their families.