What qualifications do I need to have in order to be listed as a "Bisexuality-Aware Professional?"
- To be listed in this directory, you must meet at least 3 of the following criteria for bisexuality-awareness:
- You believe that bisexuality is a valid lifestyle and are welcoming towards bisexual people
- You know of several ways in which bisexuals' concerns differ from gays' and lesbians' concerns, and
several ways in which bisexuals' concerns differ from heterosexual peoples' concerns
- You are an active participant in bisexual community events or forums
- You have read 3 or more professional books or journal articles on bisexuality
- You have attended a professional workshop on the concerns of bisexual people
- You have worked professionally with several bisexual clientele in the past
- You have organized bisexually oriented support or social groups or workshops
- You have given lectures on bisexuality
- You have written articles or books on bisexuality
What if I meet only 1 or 2 of the above criteria, but am really very bi-friendly?
Can I still sign up to be listed in the directory?
Do I need to be bisexual to be listed in this directory?
- Not yet. What you should do first is to educate yourself further about the specific
issues and concerns of the bisexual community, so that you are more qualified to meet
its needs. Read some books or articles on bisexuality, go to some events or
workshops on bisexuality - and then come back and sign up! If you aren't sure where
to find such resources, contact Geri at email@example.com and she'll be happy to make
- No. It is not necessary to identify as bisexual to possess an awareness
of the concerns and needs of the bisexual community.
Does it cost anything to be listed in this directory?
What do I need to do in order to be listed in the directory?
- A statement of which 3 of the criteria for bisexuality-awareness (listed above) you meet
- Your name
- The name of your business (as applicable)
- Your profession
- (As applicable) Your degree/s, certification/s, states/provinces of professional licensure,
the number/ID of your professional license/s, and (if an intern) the name and
license info of your primary supervisor.
- Your business address (including country)
- Your business phone number (fax # too if available)
- Your email address, if available
- Your website URL, if available
- A brief description of your services (limit this to approximately 300 words please),
which might include the following info:
I know of someone else who is a really cool bisexuality-aware professional! Can I submit their info?
- Your professional specialties and skills
- What languages you know
- The populations you serve - ages, concerns, etc (as applicable)
- Fees - amount, sliding scales, membership in insurance panels
- List of publications authored or other indications of experience
What will a sample ad look like in the directory?
- Please do NOT submit another person's name. If you know of someone else who it would
be neat to have listed here, please send them the info about this website and let them
choose whether to submit a listing themselves. This is for three reasons:
- Professionals should be able to choose where their information is listed.
- Professionals are liable for the accuracy of information which is published about themselves.
- In order to be listed in this directory, professionals need to make a statement to the
directory coordinator about which 3 or more criteria they meet for bisexuality-awareness.
Geri D. Weitzman, PhD
Licensed Psychologist (CA License # PSY17963).
Address: 1100 Sanchez Street (corner of 24th) San Francisco, CA 94114.
Phone: 415-517-7965. Fax: none at this time
Website: www.numenor.org/~gdw/psychologist Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees: Free initial consultation. Sliding scale fee of $60-$120 per session thereafter.
About my business:
- I am an openly bisexual licensed psychologist, practicing in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood.
I offer empathic and open-minded psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and polygroups.
I have experience working with members of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM,
HIV+, and DD communities. Other specialties include relationship work, career counseling,
managing depression, anxiety, anger, substance and internet addictions, codependency, and
self-acceptance. I am the coordinator of the
Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory, and the author of What Psychology
Professionals Should Know About Polyamory. I am available for consultation with other therapists.
How long will it take for my listing to appear in the directory?
- A few days to a few weeks is typical, depending on how busy Geri is when she receives it.
To use the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory, go to www.bizone.org/bap
- Professionals who submit their info here are expected to represent their credentials accurately.
If a user of
this website feels that a professional has made false statements about the services that they are qualified to provide, then we may
assist the user in locating the appropriate regulatory board to investigate the matter. Such an investigation will not automatically lead
to the removal of a listing from the BAP directory - we will make an attempt to differentiate founded versus unfounded allegations, and we will
use our best judgement thereafter.
- This directory does not accept listings which involve sexual services, given the current illegal status of such services in the jurisdiction in which the directory is hosted.
- The maintainers of this directory reserve the right to remove or refuse any directory listing for any reason.
To contact the directory coordinator, email Geri Weitzman, PhD at: email@example.com