In our effort to live our social justice mission, Antioch University is proud of its many community partnerships with a host of institutions, including all of our clinical training sites and other organizations.
One of the ways which the LGBT Specialization has worked to serve the underserved is through developing the two clinics from within its own pedagogy in the larger community, Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center and Antioch Alive.
As an initiative of Antioch University, Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center has partnered with Pueblo Nuevo Development in the McArthur Park District (who runs Camino Nuevo Charter Academy) and Antioch University Counseling Center, to create the nation’s first site for the theory and practice of LGBTQ-Affirmative Theory and Practice devoted to the well-being of youth and their families.
Colors is a free LGBTQ-affirmative youth counseling center serving the needs of Los Angeles area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth 24 and under. Colors opened its doors in January 2012 in Downtown Los Angeles, providing free therapy and support to LGBTQ youth and their families. Colors’ mission is to stop bullying and oppression through LGBTQ-affirmative prevention method, to address some of the symptoms of injured LGBTQ self-esteem, and to empower a new generation of LGBTQ youth to become psychologically-minded leaders and citizens.
Antioch University Los Angeles’ LGBT Specialization and Being Alive, a longtime HIV peer-driven support non-profit in West Hollywood, bring together their LGBT activist visions to provide counseling and other services to those living with HIV/AIDS and their partners and families. This new LGBT Specialization clinical training program at Being Alive will provide LGBT-affirmative training to Antioch LGBT Specialization trainees and interns.
Antioch Alive’s Mission: In service of all living with HIV/AIDS, and with histories rooted in social justice and the psychological liberation of LGBT people, Being Alive and the LGBT Specialization at Antioch University have become partners as “Antioch Alive.” Our aim is to bring awareness of one’s own inner LGBT-intelligence through counseling, workshops, social activities, and creative projects facilitated by student/intern practitioners trained in LGBT-affirmative psychology.