LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ Issues


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LGBTQ Academy
Program ID #132, Room 318A-B
LGBTQ Parenting and Custody Disputes: What Counselors Need to Know

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Ruth Ouzts Moore, Ann Ordway, Colleen Logan 
As laws throughout the U.S. evolve to address family formation among members of the LGBTQ community, many LGBTQ couples face separation, divorce, and child custody disputes when relationships end. This session will explore the nuances of high-conflict separation, divorce, and custody disputes. Through interactive exercises, you will gain an understanding of the implications of state laws on the parent-child relationship in LGBTQ families. From a humanistic approach, the presenters will explain how to help LGBTQ clients analyze the processes involved in custody disputes, consider the potential outcomes, and determine the best course of action in preserving the parent-child relationship.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LGBTQ Academy
Creativity in Counseling Academy
Program ID #156, Room 318A-B
Queering Our Body Image: Lies, Gripes, Biases, Truths, Qualms, and Actions (LGBTQA)

90-Minute Session
Martie van der Voort 
In this experiential Sessionlearn the causes and effects of negative body image, and terminology and concepts specific to the LGBTQ community, while applicable to the dominant culture. Learn and practice exercises designed to uncover and heal personal and professional issues related to body image. This will be accomplished through discussion, brainstorming, media, writing exercises, and small-group work. This session is active and engaging; the social justice perspective will empower participants to leave with a plan of action to improve body image in their clientele.


Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

ALGBTIC Day of Learning
LGBTQ Academy
Program ID #212, Room 302A-B
The Cultural Divide: A Panel Discussion Addressing LGBT Issues in Counseling

60-Minute Session
Joel Marc Filmore, Richmond D. Wynn 
The concept of intersectionality provides a framework for understanding the complexities of managing overlapping, socially marginal identities. This panel discussion will focus on addressing issues related to multicultural counseling specifically with individuals for the LGBTQ population. This interactive session features a dialogue between panelists and the audience on intersectionality and emphasizes cultural aspects juxtaposed with gender, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. This dialogue is framed by culture-centered counseling theory and will provide participants with opportunities to enhance their culture-centered conceptualization and intervention skills.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ALGBTIC Day of Learning
LGBTQ Academy
Program ID #235, Room 302A-B
Utilizing ALGBTIC's Competencies for Counseling with LGBQQIA Individuals for Ethical and Integrative Practice

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Pete Finnerty, Amanda Brace 
The ALGBTIC Competencies for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Ally Individuals has now been actively utilized by practitioners and educators for over a year. Based in research and substantive theory this document can assist counselors in providing the most effective and integrative services to LGBQQIA persons. Gain an understanding of how to ethically and systematically create an integrative and creative practice, with LGBQQIA clients, through contact with some of the authors of the original document. Examples and possibilities for ethical and advanced practice will be demonstrated and actively discussed.


Saturday, March 29
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ALGBTIC Day of Learning
LGBTQ Academy
Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #258, Room 302A-B
The Intersectionality of Gender and Affectional Orientation in Counseling

90-Minute Session
Hugh C. Crethar, Heather Trepal, Tonya R. Hammer 
This session will focus on research and theory relevant to counseling that encourages empowerment and development of affectional orientation and gender minorities. Information will be presented regarding counseling, empowerment, and advocacy, with foci at the individual, family, systemic, associational, and societal levels. The session is a collaboration with leadership of the movement to create a division in ACA focused on women’s issues and reflects the presidential theme for ALGBTIC this year.


Saturday, March 29
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ALGBTIC Day of Learning
LGBTQ Academy
Program ID #279, Room 302A-B
Developmental Transitions: Considerations for the LGBTQ Community Over the Lifespan

60-Minute Session
Jane E. Rheineck 
The presenter will discuss her upcoming ALGBTIC presidency for 2014-2015, the role of ALGBTIC in addressing lifespan issues of the LGBTQ population, and its importance for both counselors and educators. The presenter also will reveal her organizational goals as well as 2014-2015 special ALGBTIC events.


Sunday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

LGBTQ Academy
Research Academy
Program ID #320, Room 305A-B
Believing It Gets Better: The Impact of a Group Counseling Intervention on LGBTQ Adolescents’ Hope, Coping, and Suicidality

60-Minute Session
Catherine Griffith, Eric Price 
The needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth carry important implications for counselors. There is no lack of research substantiating the need for increased support for this population, but the offerings are astoundingly sparse when it comes to what counselors can do about it. This session highlights the outcomes of an eight-week group counseling intervention designed to impact LGBTQ adolescents’ levels of hope, coping skills, and suicidality. The urgency and rationale for this and similar interventions will be reviewed along with the results of the study. You will receive a copy of the intervention curriculum, and implications for counselor training and practice will be discussed.


Sunday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

LGBTQ Academy
Spirituality & Religious Values Academy
Program ID #331, Room 319A-B
Gay and Religious: Understanding LGBQ Identity Development in the Presence of Religious Beliefs or Spirituality

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Misty M. Ginicola, Cheri Smith 
This session addresses the complex intersection between sexual orientation and religion/spirituality in counseling. The presenters will discuss the history and ethics of sexual orientation and religion in counseling. Learn about existing sexual orientation identity models, as well as the religious identity models. The main goal of this session is to present a new LGBQ identity model for those individuals who are also religious/spiritual based upon the authors’ original qualitative research. The session also will highlight the utility and application of the model for counselor assessment and intervention. A group case study activity will be used to understand how this model applies to clients in counseling.

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

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Day: $185
Evening: $160

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