On Demand Professional Workshop Series: The Risk of Being Yourself: The Ethical Case for Providing Effective Care to LGBTQIA+ Individuals
This presentation was originally reviewed on September 26, 2022, and broadcast live online on September 30, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET.
This activity is approved for 3 contact hours in Category II ethics credits.
The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.
Hermann Hesse once said, “You must unlearn the habit of being someone else or nothing at all, of imitating the voices of others and mistaking the faces of others for your
own.” LGBTQIA+ individuals possess the unique experience of finding one’s self against all odds. With the widening of awareness and interest in serving LGBTQIA+ individual s, there is a need to equip healthcare and mental health providers with modernized information on how to effectively and ethically engage with these populations. After all, our code of ethics insists that we prioritize equity in care, aspire toward cultural competence, and transcend stigma through the recognition of the inherent worth and dignity of people. Additionally, there is a need to break apart the acronym and to recognize the resilience and nuanced distinctions between LGBTQIA+ populations. Lastly, there is a need to recognize that each proverbial developmental stage comes with a new task and a new crucible moment that may simultaneously involve self -awareness and the consequences of self-disclosure. In this training, the presenter aims to provide attendees with thoughtful and authentic insights about the challenges of being and serving LGBTQIA+ populations and understand the importance of utilizing a strengths and resiliency framework to provide care.
This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Discuss an overview of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals.
- Identify challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals within both a trauma-informed care and minority stress framework.
- Define key ethical challenges related to the provision of care.
- Explain recommendations and best practices to effective engagement and care.
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About The Speaker
Lee Westgate, MSW, MBA, LCSW-C (he/ him/ his) is a transgender advocate with more than 15 years of professional experience in social work policy, practice, research, and education. He is a board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Maryland, has held numerous organizational leadership roles, and has served as an educational consultant to a variety of associations and organizational clientele. He has served as a medical social worker in the fields of oncology, critical care, as well as in integrated behavioral health settings. Mr. Westgate has participated in a CSWE-sponsored National Trauma Task Force work-group that focused on the intersection of ethics and trauma-informed practice and he was awarded an immersion fellowship through Boston University to study addiction and behavioral health. Mr. Westgate continues to serve as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work where he has designed and implemented LGBTQIA+ curricula for the graduate program. As a faculty member, he has received numerous teaching awards to include the Camara Jones Faculty Award of 2022, Innovation in Social Work Award of 2022, Exemplary Faculty Member of the Year Award.
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Liam Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C, reports that he has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. He will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
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Professional Workshop: The Risk of Being Yourself: The Ethical Case for Providing Effective Care to LGBTQIA+ Individuals
Liam Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C
University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Originally reviewed September 26, 2022.
Originally broadcast live September 30, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: November 4, 2024
Activity Time: Three hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 3:15
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