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12/12/19 – LGBTQ Cultural Competence *Ethics Webinar*


LIVE Webinar: Thursday, 12/12/19

Recording Availability: 12/13/2019 – 12/18/2019 

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General Information

Title: LGBTQ Cultural Competence

Presented By: Worner Leland, MS, BCBA and August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D, Upswing Advocates

Date: Thursday, 12/12/19

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: 12/13/2019 – 12/18/2019 at 5 pm eastern


    Transgender and gender nonconforming identities have gained increasing visibility within recent years, and gender and sexuality both play a significant role in how social interactions are constructed for people of all identities. This webinar provides an overview of key concepts and social practices related to gender and sexuality, as well as stereotypes and barriers that LGBTQ individuals face both generally and when interacting with helping professionals specifically. The presenters will discuss specific strategies that behavioral and mental health professionals can employ to promote gender-affirming interactions with clients, their family members, staff, and others and will review the specific portions of four major ethical codes (BACB, APA, NASW, and NBCC) that call for the development of LGBTQ cultural competence. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available, and questions and discussion will be welcomed throughout the training. Clinical scenarios and other active response opportunities will be provided.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify key differences between gender identity, sex assigned at birth, gender roles, gender expression/presentation, and sexual orientation.
    2. Identify common stereotypes and barriers LGBTQ people face, and explain how these impact their experience of accessing mental and behavioral health services.
    3. Identify or select the professional ethical guidelines that are applicable to LGBTQ cultural competence.
    4. Identify several concrete strategies to apply to your professional work to be LGBTQ-affirming.

    Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

    Professional Bio of August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director of Upswing Advocates, Associate Director of Research and Practice at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology August Stockwell is the Executive Director at Upswing Advocates: a nonprofit organization that provides education and research opportunities that focus on the LGBTQIA community. Over the past 10 years, August’s research has focused on topics including polyamory, communication in relationships, gender, sexual behavior, mindfulness, and effective skill-building strategies. They have a vision of using precise measurement and an individualized approach to connect people to affirming, accessible interventions that create meaningful change. August is also the Associate Director of Research in the Applied Behavior Analysis Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

    Professional Bio of Worner Leland, MS, BCBA, Researcher and Educator at Upswing Advocates, BCBA at Empowered: A Center for Sexuality Worner Leland, MS, BCBA is an Researcher and Educator at Upswing Advocates and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Empowered: A Center for Sexuality. For the past several years, Worner has also served as a sex educator with a focus on expanding affirming sexual education, consent education, and education on sexuality and data collection. Their research has focused on intimacy-related behaviors in the queer community, and they value centering affirmation of all identities and relationship styles in intimacy-related research. Worner is also the President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Sexual Behavior Research and Practice Special Interest Group.

    Upswing Advocates does not receive royalties for any of the materials or companies discussed during this event. All speaker fees are sent directly to and support Upswing Advocates: a nonprofit organization that provides sliding scale coaching, groups, trainings, and research opportunities that focus on the LGBTQIA community.

    Credit Hour Information

    Certified/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs

    Psychologists: 3 CEs

    Social workers and counselors: 3 CEs

    Only behavior analysts and psychologists may view ABAC recordings for continuing education credit (If eligible). All other professions must attend live.

    For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page



    6:00 pm: Introduction
    6:05 pm: Webinar begins
    7:30 pm: 10 minute break
    7:40 pm: First Q&A session
    7:50 pm: Webinar resumes
    8:45 pm: Second Q&A session
    9:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and attendance code submission forms