Queer Foundations & Gender Skills
April 28, 2022
Lunchtime Zoom
12:00 to 1:30
This presentation aims to provide social workers with the language of LGBTQIA+ identity and how to implement it in clinical practice utilizing a foundation in Queer Theory. Participants will learn the definitions and appropriate use of terminology such as gay, bisexual, pansexual, Queer (as a reclaimed word), asexual, aromantic, intersex, nonbinary, and genderqueer. While it is important to normalize LGBTQIA+ identities in clients we work with, informed practice necessitates additional skills and knowledge not covered by social work graduate programs. This workshop will fill in the gaps for students as well as for those in the field by providing an updated perspective. Participants will be given space to ask questions in order to foster honest conversation about a topic that may still be taboo for some. They will gain skills to make their own practice more inclusive in order to support clients in various stages of the identity development process.
Sarah Dottor, LMSW (they/them/theirs) is a graduate of the UConn School of Social Work and specializes in individual and group clinical practice. Their therapeutic work is founded in a strengths-based and psychodynamic approach with clients, as well as a focus on facilitating spaces of honest conversation for mental health practitioners in best practices for serving the LGBTQIA+ community. Sarah is currently working for Columbia University coordinating macro DEI efforts.

$25.00/Members ~ $40.00/Non-members
1.5 Cultural Competence CECs
No refunds after April 25th