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TRAINING: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity: Understanding the Needs of LGBT Individuals

  • SPENCE-CHAPIN 410 East 92nd Street New York, NY 10128 USA (map)

This workshop provides an in-depth examination of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, with a focus on the psychological and social issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as it relates to the provision of care in the social service context. Topics include LGBT subculture, the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and the “heterosexual assumption” on LGBT individuals and on the LGBT community. Use of inclusive language and other techniques for creating environments that are welcoming for LGBT individual will be addressed, and how professionals can help youth and adults who are questioning their sexualities or genders. The workshop also examines common stereotypes and attitudes toward LGBT, including the origins of these stereotypes, related research findings, and effective techniques for addressing the stereotypes and attitudes of others. This workshop is being offered by Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education Program on two different dates and location. See Continuing Education catalog for details.

Fee: $ 129
CEHs: 5 Social and Cultural Competence  
Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Location: Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children, New York City

Information about Rutgers School of Social Work:
Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education program – Rutgers is one of the largest if not the largest CE program for Social Workers in the country.  The CE program at the SSW has been in existence for over 40 years providing professional development to social workers and other allied health professionals on a range of topics from front line direct service work to advanced clinical practice to executive leadership in nonprofit and public management.