Pre-Conference Session

Pre-Conference Session

Title: The ABC’s of LGBTQ+: Connecting with our LGBTQ+ Clients.

Date: February 17, 2019

Target Audience: Professionals working with LGBTQ+ clients

Number of Hours: 4 (1pm-5pm)

Presenter: Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC

Workshop DescriptionThis half-day workshop will combine lecture, experiential, and collaborative work surrounding the need to address understanding and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ communities. It will shed the umbrella of LGBTQ+ in order to look at specific traumas of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities as individual subcultures. Starting with an overview and refreshment of terminology, the course will create a path of understanding and exploring deeper understanding of the LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will engage in dialogue, experiential work, and collaborative efforts in order to best address specific struggles for their LGBTQ+ clients.  


  1. Obtain and refresh information surrounding LGBTQ terminology
  2. Explore and understand implications within each specific LGBTQ sub culture.
  3. Creating culturally specific therapeutic interventions in treating the LGBTQ+ community.
  4. Identifying common therapy missteps and how to repair the client relationship.
  5. Understanding the LGBTQ specific intersections of trauma with health, spirituality, mental health and maladaptive coping skills.