Upcoming Monthly Webinar
The Journey to Allyship: Checking Your Privilege at the Door
Join us for our upcoming webinar 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
Dr. Tamekia Bell is an Assistant Professor in the CMHC Program at Governors State University and has experience in clinical, academic, and administrative settings. Dr. Bell holds several leadership positions including in ALGBTIC, where she currently serves as the Trustee of Multicultural and Social Justice. Dr. Bell’s research interests include multicultural competency as it relates to individuals with disabilities and LGBTQI+ individuals, as well as intersectionality.
By attending this webinar, attendees will:
- Define allyship and identify models of allyship.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of privilege and oppression in the role as ally.
- Identify various ways to continue to hone in on their role as an ally.
Beyond the Binary: A Primer for Counseling Transgender and Gender Expansive People
Join us for our upcoming webinar on November 22 at 1:00-3:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Mickey White
Racial Healing, Justice, & Liberation in Queer & Trans Communities
Join us for our upcoming webinar on November 29 at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Anneliese Singh
Rainbow High: Etiology and Treatment of
Substance Use Disorders among LGBTGEQIAP+ Clients
Join us for our upcoming webinar on December TBA at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Michael Chaney
Parenting the Rainbow: Supporting the Parents of Queer & Trans Youth
Join us for our upcoming webinar on January TBA at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speakers: Dr. Laurie Bonjo & Dr. Misty Ginicola
Topic: Aging in Queer & Trans People
Join us for our upcoming webinar on February 21, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Jane Rheineck
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: Human Trafficking of Queer & Trans People
Join us for our upcoming webinar on June TBA, at 12:00-2:00 EST
Speaker: Dr. Jared Rose
Topic: Queer & Trans History in the Counseling Profession
Join us for our upcoming webinar on TBA, at 12:00-1:30 EST
Speaker: Dr. Mark Pope
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
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
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
- Participants will be able to apply an RTI (Response to Intervention) approach to assessing gaps, engaging in strategic planning, and formulating interventions designed to meet the needs of students at each tier.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ways to use proximal interventions to support LGBTGEQIAP+ students and their families and create an LGBTGEQIAP+ inclusive climate and culture within schools.
- Participants will learn to use a simple, hands-on technique to work with LGBTGEQIAP+ youth and their family members.