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ASTO Fall Meeting 2023 Day 2-Business Meeting & Case Consults

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Online


  • Online registration opens August 28th 2023 and ends Oct 20th 2023

**If you plan on attending both days, you must register for Day 1 AND Day 2. They are separate event registrations** 

Link for day 1: 

Welcome to the registration for the Fall 2023 meeting-Day 2-Case Presentations & Clinical Supervision with Lori Brotto. 

For details and agenda, please click 'Show details'.  To register, click the 'Register' button to the left.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact:


  • Online registration opens August 28th 2023 and ends Oct 20th 2023
  • All guests are welcome.  Please send them to the Event Registration Link as guests must register themselves.
  • **No Refunds--credit toward future meeting only. (No credit after registration deadline)

  • All payments are to be made via e-transfer to



General Meeting

Friday October 27th 2023


8:00 - 8:30                   Meet and Mingle

8:30 - 10:00                Business Meeting (ASTO members only)

10:00 - 10:15              Break

10:30 - 12:00              Clinical Consultation with Dr. Lori Brotto, PhD

12:00 – 1:00               Lunch


1:00 – 2:00                 A Journey to Herself: Gender Affirming Therapy

Sarah Miller, RP, ASTO Associate Member

2:00 – 2:10                 Break

2:10 - 3:10                  Title Forthcoming

Sarah Siddiqui, MEd, RP, ASTO Associate Member

3:10 - 3:20                   Break

3:20 - 4:20                   Title Forthcoming

Betty Ann McPherson, MA, RP, ASTO Associate Member

 4:20 - 4:30                  Closing remarks

Presenter Bios:


Dr. Lori Brotto, PhD is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada. She has been the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC located at BC Women’s Hospital since 2016. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health. She is the author of Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire and The Better Sex Through Mindfulness Workbook (October 2022).


Sarah Miller, MDiv, RP (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto with a focus on queer and trans clients, and those questioning sexuality and/or gender identity.  She is a graduate of the Gestalt Training Program.  Her primary modalities are EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Intimacy from the Inside Out and Sex Therapy. Sarah previously worked as United Church clergy. Proudly bisexual, her work is informed by the experience of queering spirituality, psychotherapy, parenting and activism.  Sarah is passionate about front yard vegetable gardens, reproductive rights, death positivity and knitting.


Betty Ann McPherson, MA is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology, a Certified Traumatologist, and a professional member of EMDR Canada.  Betty Ann is also a member of the World Professional Associate for Transgender Health (WPATH), and a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). Betty Ann has been helping individuals, couples and families for the last 20 years.


Sarah Siddiqui, MEd,  is a Registered Psychotherapist. Before pursuing psychotherapy, Sarah earned an Honours BA from the University of Toronto in world religions, theatre studies, and sexual diversity studies. Sarah was a sex educator for over 8 years, working as a peer sexual health educator, at a feminist sex store, and as an abortion counsellor. Sarah strives to foster a practice that is anti-racist and anti-oppressive, as well as queer; trans; kink; non-monogamy; and sex work affirming.


Thursday Module:

$99 Members/emeritus

$199 Non-members/guests

$70 Students in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution (limit 10) 


Friday General Meeting:

*Emeritus members attend for free

$89 Members

$99 Non-members/guests 

$50 Students in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution (Limit 10)


Thursday and Friday Modules:

$188 Members

$99 Emeritus

$298 Non-members/guests

$120 Students in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution

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