Live Professional Workshop Series: The Risk of Being Yourself: The Ethical Case for Providing Effective Care to LGBTQIA+ Individuals

September 30, 2022

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE broadcast on September 30, 2022, from 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until October 28, 2022. The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

This activity is approved for 3 contact hours in Category I 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.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Discuss an overview of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  2. Identify challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals within both a trauma-informed care and minority stress framework.
  3. Define key ethical challenges related to the provision of care.
  4. Explain recommendations and best practices to effective engagement and care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/06/2022
Course expires: 
10/28/2022
Event starts: 
09/30/2022 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2022 - 12:15pm EDT
Fee:
$75.00

SHEPPARD PRATT PROFESSIONAL LECTURE SERIES

This presentation will be broadcast LIVE ONLINE on September 30, 2022, from 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until October 28, 2022. The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

Friday, September 30, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET, Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm   The Risk of Being Yourself: The Ethical Case for Providing Effective Care to LGBTQIA+ Individuals- Lee Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

 

Friday, October 28, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET , Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm  When Objects are More than Things: An overview of diagnosing and treating Hoarding Disorder - Kiara Timpano, PhD

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

 

Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET, Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm  The role of psychotherapy in psychedelic treatment, what we know and what the future might hold - Tammy M. Miller, PsyD;

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

 

Friday, December 16, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET, Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm  Meeting People Where They Are: Foundations of Harm Reduction - Tanagra M. Melgarejo Pulido, MSW 

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

In the event an announced speaker is unable to present, Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to present an alternative speaker on a comparable subject.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About The Speaker

Lee Westgate, MSW, MBA, LCSW-C (he/ him/ his) is an out 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. He has participated in AIDS Education and Training Center on behalf of the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD since 2017 and participated in the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Workgroup on COVID and HIV. Mr. Westgate continues to serve as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and his scholarship includes integrated behavioral health, clinical work with LGBTQIA+ populations, working with individuals with chronic and life-threatening illness, healthcare policy, and health equity. As a faculty member, he has received numerous teaching awards including the Camara Jones Faculty Award of 2022, Innovation in Social Work Award of 2022, Exemplary Faculty Member of the Year Award along with the Dean’s Teaching Award for several consecutive semesters. He has been published in The Social WorkerThe Journal of Employee AssistanceInfusion MagazineProvider Magazine, and Social Work Today.

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Lee C. 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 12 months. He will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc., Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, MCHES, CPHQ, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.

This series is approved for 12.0 credits for attending all 4 dates.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I Ethics credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$75.00
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REGISTRATION FEES

General Registration: Activity fee to attend each activity $75.

Sheppard Pratt Registration: Activities are free to attend for all Sheppard Pratt Employees

SHEPPARD PRATT PROFESSIONAL LECTURE SERIES

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE broadcast on September 30, 2022, from 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET. While this activity is broadcast LIVE, the evaluation will be online until October 28, 2022. The link to attend the broadcast and download the slides will be emailed to registrants.

Friday, September 30, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET, Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm   The Risk of Being Yourself: The Ethical Case for Providing Effective Care to LGBTQIA+ Individuals- Lee Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

 

Friday, October 28, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET , Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm  When Objects are More than Things: An overview of diagnosing and treating Hoarding Disorder - Kiara Timpano, PhD

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

 

Friday, November 18, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET, Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm  The role of psychotherapy in psychedelic treatment, what we know and what the future might hold - Tammy M. Miller, PsyD;

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

 

Friday, December 16, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm ET, Online Broadcast

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm  Meeting People Where They Are: Foundations of Harm Reduction - Tanagra M. Melgarejo Pulido, MSW 

2:30 pm – 2:45 am    Break

4:00 pm    Q&A

4:15 pm    End Virtual Broadcast

In the event an announced speaker is unable to present, Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to present an alternative speaker on a comparable subject.

 

WATCH THE BROADCAST AND PRINT THE HANDOUT

An email with the link to view the broadcast and handout attachments will be sent to registrants on September 29, 2022.

 

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WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES & REFUND POLICY

September 30: Friday, September 16, 2022, is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the April 15, 2022, event.

October 28:  Friday, October 14, 2022, is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the May 13, 2022, event.

November 18: Friday, November 4, 2022, is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the June 10, 2022, event.

December 16: Friday, December 2, 2022, is the deadline to request a refund for withdrawal from the June 10, 2022, event.

 

Refunds are subject to a $20 administrative charge.

No refunds or credits will be issued for withdrawal after the listed deadlines. All purchases are non-transferable.

 

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Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+

Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+

Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

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Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera

Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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