Jeff Lutes, LPC

Address: 1101 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg A, Ste 290, Austin, TX, 78746

E-mail: jluteslpc@me.com

Phone: 512-419-0600

Professional Experience
 

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, QUEER & TRANS AFFIRMING PROFESSIONAL (QTAP) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

2020 - Present

In collaboration with the Advisory Board of The Conference On Contemporary Relationships, developed an intensive national certification program, to strengthen cultural competency for health and mental health professionals working with the LGBTQ+ community. This 60 hour program includes Contemporary Relationships Conference attendance, Anti-Racism Training, Pre-Recorded Online Courses, and Professional Consultation. For more information, go to www.contemporaryrelationshps.com.

 

 

FOUNDER, CONTEMPORARY RELATIONSHIPS CONFERENCE

2013 – present

 

Created and organized this national conference on LGBTQ dating, relationships, and parenting, held each year in downtown Austin, Texas. LGBTQ people and mental health professionals from cities nationwide attended the first two conferences in 2014, an 2015. The third annual event is schedule for May 13-14, 2016. www.contemporaryrelationships.com.

 

PRIVATE PRACTICE

1995 - present

 

Licensed professional counselor providing individual, group, and relationship psychotherapy. Teach couples and parenting workshops.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOULFORCE

2005 - 2009

 

Responsible for the daily operations of this LGBT rights non-profit organization. Doubled the budget in two years and expanded programming across the country and into Eastern Europe.

 

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, WATERLOO COUNSELING CENTER, AUSTIN, TEXAS

1995 - 2000

 

Clinical supervision of more than twenty professionals within this community mental health center in Austin, Texas.

 

UNIT DIRECTOR, SAN MARCOS TREATMENT CENTER, SAN MARCOS, TEXAS

1994-1995

 

Supervised counseling and nursing staff of a twenty-four bed residential program for youth and young adults. Trained staff in positive reinforcement, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approaches.

 

ST. DAVIDS HOSPITAL, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AUSTIN, TEXAS

1989-1994

 

Directed the intensive outpatient eating disorders program and the 35-bed inpatient psychiatric unit. Supervised a large clinical team and the delivery of mental health services.  Developed program budgets, served as the primary contact for psychiatrists and professionals in the Austin community, developed and implemented utilization review (UR) and total quality improvement processes.

 

FAMILY THERAPIST, ST. DAVID’S HOSPITAL, AUSTIN, TEXAS

1988 - 1989

 

Provided individual, group, and family counseling to those suffering from anorexia and bulimia.  Taught weekly classes on family systems and communication.

 

Languages

English

American Sign Language

 

Skills

Individual Therapy

Relationship Counseling

Group Psychotherapy

Public Speaking

Professional Training

Writing

Project/Event Management

Memberships
 

Council on Contemporary Families

 

International Association of Relationship Research

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

Eastern Kentucky University, Master’s Degree, Clinical Psychology - 1987                                      

University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - 1985

Licensure
 

Professional Counselor - State of Texas - # 09690

 

Publications

Finnerty, P., Kocet, M, & Lutes, J. (2017). General Guidelines for Counseling the LGBTQI+ Population. In Filmore, J., Ginicola, M., & Smith, C., (Eds). Counseling for Gender, Affectional Orientation and Identity Issues: Developing Multicultural Competence with the LGBTQI+ Population, American Counseling Association

 

Lutes, J., & McDonough, M. (2012). Helping Individuals and Families Recover from Sexual Orientation Change Efforts & Heterosexism.  In Bigner, J. & Wetchler, J., (Eds).  Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy.  New York: Routledge.

Lutes, J. (2011). Okin the Panda Bear Finds His Family (illustrated by Hiroko Sakai), Austin, Texas: Creative House Kids Press.

 

Lutes, J. (2007) What the Science Says - and Doesn't Say - About Homosexuality. Lynchburg, VA: Soulforce, Inc.

 

Lutes, J. (2005) A False Focus on My Family. Lynchburg, VA: Soulforce, Inc.

Select Blog Posts at Bilerico.com

 

The Ring of Resilience
Thoughts on Aging with Dignity as an LGBTQ Person
Dad, I Dub Thee
Top 10 Reasons To Celebrate Being Single
3 Tips for Taking Advantage of the Problems In Your Relationship
The Gratitude Condition
Do You Really Believe You Are Lovable?
Orphan Reunion:  Two Kids from China Meet in Texas After a Decade
Why Real Intimacy Starts From Within
The Day My Family Nearly Parachuted From a Commercial Airplane
 

Professional Presentations

 

Turning Conflict Into Connection: Tools From The Gottman Approach And Dan Wile’s Collaborative Couple Therapy, , with Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 1, 2021

Trailblazers & Pioneers: Wisdom From A Couple Together 47 Years, Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 2, 2020

The Boomerang Effect: Research-Based Practices That Bring Love Back To You, Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 4, 2019

The Daily Temperature Reading: A Simple App That Enhances Intimacy, Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 4, 2019

Faith in Transition: The Journey of a Conservative Christian Parent of a Transgender Child, Interview with Kimberly Shappley, Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 5, 2018

Anatomy of Attachment: Advanced Skills Any Couple Can Learn and Any Therapist Can Teach, Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 5, 2018

What the Science Says About Intimate Love Relationships: Simple Yet Practical Strategies To Ignite Connection, Both In And Out Of The Bedroom, Journey Imperfect Faith Community, September 16, 2017

 

Working Collaboratively with LGBTQ Couples and Families, American Family Therapy Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 3, 2017

Q Marriage Mentors: LGBTQ Couples Passing It On, Contemporary Relationships Conference, Houston, Texas, May 3, 2017

Are Public Displays of Affection Queer?: Reflections on Intimate Expression in the Post-Marriage Equality Era, Contemporary Relationships Conference, Austin, Texas, May 14, 2016

Queering Connection: Working Collaboratively With LGBT Persons and Relationships, Keynote Address, MetroHealth Pastoral Care Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, May 22, 2015

 

Choose to Love: Deconstructing Heterosexism and Embracing Self, Others, and Community, Keynote Address, 2nd Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference, May 16, 2015

 

Connecting Between Love & Lust: The Essential Traits of Vibrant LGBT Relationships, Contemporary Relationships Conference, Austin, Texas, May 17, 2014

 

Intimacy, Attachment, & Sex: Research-based Tips for Love Relationships, Recurring Workshop, Austin, Texas, February 9, June 8, and October 12, 2013

 

Responding Ethically to Sexual Orientation Change Efforts and Heterosexism, Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, November 3, 2012, with Marsha McDonough, Ph.D.

 

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts:  History, Harm, & Heterosexism, American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 26, 2011

 

Trailblazers & Pioneers: New Ideas on LGBT Relationships, MCC Austin Educational Series, Austin, Texas, February 14, 2010

 

Passionate Pairs:  What Science Tells Us About LGBT Relationships, recurring workshop, Austin, Texas, March 21, and November 7, 2009

 

Ethics and Conversion Therapy:  From Hierarchy to Inquiry, AAMFT 66th Annual Conference,

Memphis, Tennessee, November 2, 2008, with Marsha McDonough, Ph.D.

 

Passionate Pairs:  What Science Tells Us About LGBT Relationships, recurring workshop presented twice annually, Austin, Texas, 1998 - 2005

 

Video

 

Lutes, J. (2005) Dear Dr. Dobson: An Open Letter Video to Focus on the Family. Lynchburg, VA: Soulforce, Inc.