Resiliency and Working with Clients from Targeted Communities

Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Guest Speaker: Miranda L. Galbreath MA, MA, LPC

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET/
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT

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In 2022, Miranda Galbreath posted a brief video intended for her friends and close colleagues. In it, she described her professional work with people who choose not to act on their sexual interest in children. An influential group with a well-noted political agenda took a brief section of the video out of context and reposted it widely on social media. Within days, she was publicly criticized over 72,000 times, including by a US Senator.

As her situation grew worse, Miranda became stronger. While many others would have simply left the field, she viewed this as an opportunity to deepen her personal and professional understanding of the lived experiences of people in targeted communities. As a result, she has a deeper appreciation for targeted communities and a broader network of colleagues, advocates, clients, and organizations.

In this webinar, Miranda will describe her efforts at self-care and resiliency, both personally and professionally. She will also offer ideas and resources for clinicians seeking to keep themselves and their clients safe as they work to build safer lives and healthier communities. Miranda‚Äôs story illustrates how the work of preventing child abuse is vital for public health, while misinformed public shaming helps no one. 


Miranda L. Galbreath MA, MA, LPC
Sex Therapist, Private Practice

Miranda L. Galbreath MA, MA, LPC is a sex therapist in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a member of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists), Miranda is committed to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for individuals struggling with sex, sexuality and gender issues with a particular focus on supporting marginalized populations. As a member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse), Miranda has worked in the forensic mental health field for over 20 years, specializing in assessment and treatment of individuals who have committed sexual offenses.  She currently holds an International Certificate in Sexology from the Buehler Institute and a Certificate in Integrative Couples Sex Therapy from the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. She has presented locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally on topics related to sexual safety and wellness and enjoys volunteering with organizations that promote healthy relationships and support survivors of abuse. Her website is sexualwellnesspa.com.


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