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10/3/19 - What’s It Like Being in My Shoes? Being Gay/Lesbian & Person of Color (POC)


What’s It Like Being in My Shoes? Being Gay/Lesbian & Person of Color (POC) 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 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: $50, includes refreshments

Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC

The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health (CRSH) is pleased to announce a new series of casual panel discussion workshops titled “What’s It Like to Be in My Shoes?”. These workshops have been designed to encourage learning directly from a member (or members) of the minority population. With cultural competency and empathy as the basis, these workshops will offer brief educational presentation, while providing the opportunity to gain first-person knowledge, through facilitated discussion and direct questions and answers, facilitated by Mark McMillan, a Behavioral Health and Addiction Therapist from the Center. Each 3-hour workshop will start with a 1-hour educational presentation, followed by a casual panel discussion.  Join us at our workshop “Being Lesbian/Gay and Person of Color (POC),” where Mark McMillan will facilitate an educational segment, leading to a panel discussion with minority/queer members of the Metro Detroit gay/lesbian/queer community about treating clients from this community. The educational portion will also cover broad provider and other treatment considerations for other minority clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bi or queer. This workshop will offer the opportunity to hear first-hand what it’s like accessing mental health services as a lesbian/gay/queer person of color and an opportunity to bring your own questions from your current case load.