Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI): What Your Clients Wish You
Understood During Treatment
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Online via Zoom
6.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $99
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Just as the terms and concepts for each of the newer generations before us evolves and changes, so have the terms and concepts within the LGBTQI+ community. Our clients, young or “young at heart,” face more scrutiny to “identify their authentic selves,” most without the appropriate understanding and support they truly deserve from the professional encouraging them to do so. Today, Social Workers and other Healthcare Providers need a foundational understanding of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) in addition to a foundational understanding of the harm done when using outdated, unintentional homophobic or transphobic language. This presentation will offer a safe place to learn basic terms and concepts important to this community, offer an opportunity to learn new and emerging, lesser-known terms and concepts, while offering ample opportunity for questions. This presentation will also offer case studies and opportunities to discuss your own questions and experiences from your current caseloads. This presentation is in recognition of 2023 Pride Month.