Upcoming Monthly Webinar
Parenting the Rainbow: Supporting the Parents of Queer & Trans Youth
Join us for our upcoming webinar on March 6th at 12:00-2:00 EST
As counselors working with LGBTQI+ clients, we often only focus on our individual client, helping them to cope with and respond to reactions from family members. However, as queer and trans clients are coming out at younger ages, part of our work can be to assist families in understanding their children and to become affirming, which is linked to significantly lowered suicide risks. This interactive webinar helps prepare counselors to support family members through their journey and helps to guide them in becoming an affirming and supportive advocate for their children. 2 NBCC CEs.
- Participants will understand the importance of engaging with parents of queer and trans children in the counseling process.
- Participants will be able to describe the common reactions that parents experience when their children come out as queer or trans.
- Participants will be able to choose appropriate therapeutic responses, psychoeducation, and support for different stages of parental reactions.
Speakers: Dr. Laurie Bonjo (She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs) & Dr. Misty Ginicola (She/Her/Hers)
Dr. Laurie Bonjo & Dr. Misty Ginicola are counselor educators, practitioners, social justice change agents, and researchers in the area of multicultural competence, particularly in the area of Queer & Trans people. Beyond their clinical and school-based experience working with queer and trans children and their families, both Dr. Bonjo and Ginicola are queer-identified persons, and parents of trans children.
Rainbow Ethics: Integrating Ethical Reflection and Practice in Working with Queer & Trans Clients
Join us for our upcoming webinar on March 20, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Michael Kocet
Rainbow Advocacy in School Systems: Developing Queer & Trans Inclusive Programs and Policies
Join us for our upcoming webinar on April 3, at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Gess
Topic: Religion & Queer & Trans People
Join us for our upcoming webinar on May TBA, at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Marion Toscano
Topic: Queer & Trans History in the Counseling Profession
Join us for our upcoming webinar on May TBA, at 12:00-1:30 EST
Speaker: Dr. Mark Pope
Social Justice and the Human Trafficking of Queer & Trans People
Join us for our upcoming webinar on June 12, at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Jared Rose
Rainbow High: Etiology and Treatment of
Substance Use Disorders among LGBTGEQIAP+ Clients
Join us for our upcoming webinar on July 10, 2020 at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Michael Chaney
Engaging Male-Identifying Affectional and Gender Minority Sexual Trauma Survivors in Therapy
Webinar was held on February 21st, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
One in four men are sexually abused in their lifetime, though this may be grossly underestimated given the prevalence of stigmatization against male rape. In addition, affectional and gender minority (AGM) individuals are disproportionately affected by sexual trauma. Thus, male-identifying AGM individuals are at heightened risk for adverse outcomes, and necessitate nuanced approaches to counseling. This webinar will explore treatment engagement strategies for those individuals with sexual traumatization, with a focus on the unique intersection of male gender identity and AGM status. 2 NBCC CEs Available.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three risk factors for trauma-related disorders, as well as other symptoms, in male-identifying SGM individuals who are trauma survivors.
- Participants will be able to apply at least two concepts that will enhance affirmative care for male-identifying SGM individuals to their practice or understanding of this population.
- Participants will be able to identify and apply at least three trauma-informed principles to male-identifying SGM individuals' clinical care.
Speaker: Dr. Amy Ellis
Dr. Amy Ellis is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Assistant Director of the Trauma Resolution and Integration Program (TRIP) at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Ellis has also developed specific clinical programming focusing on trauma-informed affirmative care for sexual and gender minorities as well as gender-based services focusing on male-identifying individuals at TRIP.
Liberation & Celebration Practices
in Counseling Queer & Trans People
Webinar was held on February 14th at 12:00-2:00 EST
Uncovering the history and impacts of colonization on queer & trans people is incredibly important for counselors serving these populations. Building upon the quintessential work of Dr. Anneliese Singh, this workshop will provide a review of how indigenous healing practices and beliefs were colonized in the foundation for modern psychology, and how decolonizing work can be healing for all clients. Liberation, empowerment, and celebration approaches and specific practices will be discussed. Counselors will learn why decolonization is important to multiculturally competent practice and social justice, as well as how to move past affirmative approaches in counseling to liberation and celebration. 2 NBCC CEs available.
Speaker: Dr. Misty Ginicola
Racial Healing, Justice, & Liberation in Queer & Trans Communities
Webinar was held on December 9 at 12:00-1:00 EST
In this webinar, Anneliese Singh describes core strategies of racial healing that queer and trans people of color and white people can engage in to build toward collective liberation and racial justice. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore their own racial healing in order to be able to work more effectively with clients across multiple races/ethnicities and more effectively challenge structural racism within institutional settings.
Speaker: Dr. Anneliese Singh
She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs Pronouns
Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC is an award-winning social justice scholar and community organizer. She is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, and a program faculty in the counselor education and supervision doctoral program. Her research, practice, and advocacy explores the resilience and liberation experiences of trans people, people of color, survivors of trauma, South Asian immigrants, and social justice and empowerment training, and she has over 100 publications among these areas.
Participants will be able to:
- identify 3 core racial healing strategies within queer and trans communities,
- describe how to be a racial ally, accomplice, and co-conspirator in queer and trans communities,
- understand how racial identity development intersects with multiple privilege, oppression, and power identities and experiences related to healing and justice.
Beyond the Binary: A Primer for Counseling Transgender and Gender Expansive People
Webinar was held on November 22 at 1:00-3:00 EST
Very often mental health professionals are not feeling prepared by their graduate programs to work with trans and gender expansive (TGE) people. With numerous gender identities, changing terminology, and recent scientific discoveries surrounding gender, it is incredibly important that counselors continue to stay up to date. New and seasoned professionals alike must continue to develop awareness and understanding of TGE clients, as well as strategies and skills for a trans-affirmative counseling practice. This workshop will help any mental health professional start their journey towards competence in working with this population.
Speaker: Dr. Mickey White
The Journey to Allyship: Checking Your Privilege at the Door
Webinar was held on October 25, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
Am I not already an ally if I affirm LGBTGEQIAP+ people? What does it mean to ally for others, as a verb? What is an accomplice? The ally journey involves understanding the role of an ally, having an honest and open dialogue about coming from a place of privilege, and possessing the knowledge and action to move past simple affirmation and show allyship in your approach and practice. Through stories of the presenter’s experiences and lessons learned in being a true ally, this webinar will educate new and seasoned counseling and related mental health professionals on what it means to ally, as well as how to cultivate allyship in others. 2 NBCC CE’s Available.
Speaker: Dr. Tamekia Bell
A GSA is Not Enough: Supporting Queer & Trans Youth in Schools
Webinar was held on October 11, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
A substantial body of research supports the implementation of GSAs in schools. However, LGBTGEQIAP+ students may still encounter numerous barriers and these unmet needs can limit their success in academic, personal-social, and career domains. How can we support the school in implementing systemic shifts that will create a culture and climate of inclusion for LGBTGEQIAP+ students? What can we do to help students who come from families where one or more family members are not accepting? This interactive webinar educates both new and seasoned professionals on actions that can be taken to support LGBTGEQIAP+ students at the institutional level through systemic practices, at the group level by using proximal interventions, and also at the individual and family level by using a flexible and simple tool developed by the presenter for working with LGBTGEQIAP+ students and their families. 2 NBCC CE’s Available.
Speaker: Dr. Laurie Bonjo
Rainbow Counselors: Becoming Competent in Affirmative & Celebratory Counseling with Queer & Trans People
Join us for our upcoming webinar on September 27, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
What does it take to be competent to work with LGBTGEQIAP+ people? Many mental health specialists are open to working with Queer and Trans people, but openness does not translate to competence. Within this workshop, participants will learn how self-awareness, knowledge of client’s lives, privilege, marginalization, advocacy, and specific affirmative, liberatory, and celebratory counseling skills are needed to provide quality counseling to LGBTGEQIAP+ people. Using ALGBTIC competencies, participants will identify where they currently are on their continual journey of learning and building competence when working with LGBTGEQIAP+ people. 2 NBCC CE’s Available.
Speaker: Dr. Misty M. Ginicola
Words Can Hurt:
Staying Competent in LGBTGEQIAP+ Terminology
Join us for our upcoming webinar on August 30, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
Is it sexual or affectional orientation? What is asexual, pansexual, genderqueer? What does the G stand for? When working with LGBTGEQIAP+ people, the terminology is not only expansive, it has changed quickly, leaving many counselors and other mental health professionals unsure of appropriate terms and their meanings. Using outdated, stigmatized terms can cause harm to clients/students, the therapeutic relationship, and the client's view of counseling. This interactive webinar educates both new and seasoned professionals on the most updated terms, as well as problematic terms to avoid. 2 NBCC CE’s Available.
Speaker: Dr. Misty M. Ginicola