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LGBTQ+ Clients: Understanding Language and Promoting Wellness Earn 3 CE Credits
Toni R. Tollerud, PhD, LCPC, NCC, NCSC, ACS, is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita from the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. As an educator for over 45 years, Dr. Tollerud has had extensive experiences in professional ethics and supervision training including student teachers, school counselors, agency counselors, and counselors-in-training.
These experiences have been beneficial in helping to develop the supervision course at NIU as well as doing numerous presentations around the state and at conferences on issues related to supervision. Over the past 26 years she has consistently taught core courses, especially in supervision, practicum, internship and counseling skills. She has also done private practice and consulted with agencies across the state. Participants in her classes and workshops come away enthused and informed regarding ways they can improve their own supervisory skills and relationships.
1. Increase knowledge and awareness of terminology that represents LGBTQ+
2. Review personal bias and micro-aggressions toward working with LGBTQ+ clients
3. Explore ways to create a non-judgmental and accepting climate
4. Assess issues that negatively impact youth who are struggling with their sexual orientation
5. Review developmental factors that are unique to the LGBTQ+ community including the coming out process, counseling strategies, dating, career, work, and retirement.
6. Increase awareness of working with a transgender client
7. Explore best practices for helping professionals that can assist LGBTQ+ clients toward a life of equity and wellness
8. Review recent legislation that may have an impact the LGBTQ+ community
Don’t miss this insightful event! Lunch is provided. Reserve your spot today.