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Cultural marginalization related to sexual orientation and gender identity increases vulnerability to abuse and violence while decreasing access to safety. This session will provide an overview of clinical work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer people. The presenter will provide a framework for understanding LGBTQ-related terminology, cultural context, and barriers to seeking and receiving care and support. A combination of lecture, interactive activities and individual attendee reflections will help participants build skills in serving LGBTQ people in a sensitive and ethical manner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define identity, gender and sexual orientation and commonly used LGBTQ-related terminology.
  • Expand understanding of the potential implications of abuse and broader culture in the lives of LGBTQ people.
  • Increase skills related to working with and supporting LGBTQ people in a sensitive and ethical manner.
  • Recognize the changes practitioners and organizations can make to improve service environments and broader culture for LGBTQ people.

Lisa Gilmore, LCPC
Illinois Accountability Initiative

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$20 for program
Payment is at the door

3.0 CEUs:
This session satisfies State of Illinois licensing requirements for continuing education in Cultural Competency.

- No additional CE fee for Social Work/Counseling
- $5 additional fee for Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (ICDVP) through our partnership with Between Friends

This session is sponsored by JCARES.


Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645

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Training for Professionals 3.0 CEUs

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