Buffalo Training Details

New! Affirmative Counseling with LGBTQI+ Clients: Developing Multicultural Competence with Affectional and Gender Minorities

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Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint Rd. & Maple Rd., Amherst, NY 14226
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $140.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Dr. Misty M. Ginicola

Degrees:
PhD, LPC

Bio:
Misty M. Ginicola, Ph.D., LPC, is a Professor in the Counseling and School Psychology department at Southern Connecticut State University, and works with children, adolescents and adults in her private practice, Walk in Balance Counseling. Her personal experiences and professional interests have developed into specific research interests and social justice advocacy in the areas of working with diverse clients and teaching multicultural competence, creative counseling strategies, counseling for the LGBTQI+ population, and working with those who identify as Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Dr. Ginicola’s previous and ongoing research studies address the broad definition of multicultural issues, including culture, ethnicity, disability, women’s issues, affectional and gender orientation, among others. Among her numerous publications on these issues, Dr. Ginicola is co-editor of the 2017 book ‘Affirmative Counseling with LGBTQI+ People’ published through the American Counseling Association. She is also under contract for publication through Routledge of a book called ‘Understanding and Counseling the Highly Sensitive Person’.

Description

Research shows that large numbers of LGBTQI+ population seek therapy. Clinicians often have limited training in working with their needs and if they are unprepared to work with these individuals, they could potentially do harm. This training will lay the foundation for moving toward understanding the counseling competence needed to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual/polysexual, and two-spirited (LGBTAAIAAP-2S) that is referred to as LGBTQI+. Their needs are different from those who identify as heterosexual, and members of the LGBTQI+ population have unique needs from one another.

Content will cover adult and adolescent LGBTQI+ counseling and cultural competence by reviewing competencies through the lens of multicultural competence (awareness, knowledge, skills). It will address the expanded community (LGBTQQIAAP-2S), definitions and terminology, common issues in counseling, identity models, cultural elements, role of oppression and discrimination, intersectionality, knowledge of current and past treatment, advocacy issues, and best counseling practices. This will be an interactive workshop to help you build confidence and a foundation for cultural competence when counseling LGBTQI+ clients.

Learning Objectives:
• Define and describe cultural elements of each population within the larger acronym: LGBTQQIAAP-2S;
• Identify historical and current political and psychology-related counseling issues for this population, as well as theories appropriate for this population (i.e., sexual orientation identity models);
• Apply counseling considerations, guidelines and techniques to work with clients, specifically developing their cultural competence skills with this population.

Research: Dr. Ginicola’s research can be found in the research section at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Misty_Ginicola. In addition, research on multicultural competence with LGBTQI+ individuals can be found at Google Scholar http://bit.ly/2m0FIrG.

Target Audience:social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Content Level: beginning and intermediate

CEUs

New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours approved. CPP Initial Hours, Section 4; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.