A 101 Primer on Beyond LGBT: Understanding Gender and Sexual Orientations in Today’s Evolving Culture
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Centrum Office Center – 24901 Northwestern Highway, Suite 422, Southfield, MI 48075
6.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $95, includes lunch
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
By now you may be familiar with the more traditional concepts of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. However, more of your clients are identifying and even creating labels and concepts that better represent their own gender and sexual orientations today. More studies confirm that continuing to use outdated or stigmatizing language can retraumatize clients from this community, thus doing more harm than good. Join us as we explore the lesser known gender concepts beyond the binary male/female, including gender non-conforming and non-binary. Mark and Jared will also offer tips on providing culturally competent care when treating clients who identify as pansexual, genderqueer or asexual. In addition, they will help clinicians distinguish between pathologizing healthy forms of sexual behavior from other forms, such as hypoactive sexual desire disorder or serial monogamy. This workshop will also offer the opportunity to discuss case studies, and an opportunity to bring your own questions from your current caseload.