Understanding Microaggressions, Minority Stress and Inclusive Language when Treating LGBTQ+ Clients
Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Centrum Office Center – 24901 Northwestern Highway, Suite 422, Southfield, MI 48075
3.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $54, includes refreshments
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Did you know that for your trans client, simply being themselves is now more dangerous than ever before? Did you know that for a gay/lesbian couple, holding hands in public can be cause for more fear from threat of violence than coming out to friends and family? Today LGBTQ+, oppressed, and other special population clients are suffering from higher rates of minority stress, including threat of violence, being refused service, and homophobic/transphobic language. This presentation will explore what microaggressions are, how minority stress has changed for LGBTQ+ clients, and why inclusive language is proven to be more effective when treating this population. This presentation will use case studies and allow ample time for questions and discussion.