Developing Clinical and Cultural Proficiency In Psychotherapeutic Treatment of the LGBTQ Community

A One Day Conference for Mental Health Professionals

OCTOBER 14, 2017 - Save The Date

Registration is open through October 10, 2017

Registration is live on our "Registration Page" and certification for completion for a 6 hour LGBTQ Mental Health training, all participants who do not enroll for a CEU will receive a certificate of completion.

6 CEUs for NYS Licensed Social Workers

Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare is recognized by the NYS Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#0050)

6 CEUs for NYS LMHC

Family Service League, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. (#MHC-0030)

6 CEUs for NYS LMFT

provided by Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider #MFT-0010)

Student admission: In an effort to bring this valuable information to graduate students studying mental health, we are offering a reduced admission cost.

Mission Statement:

To educate Long Island professionals about working with members of the LGBTQ community and their families, and to assist in developing clinical and cultural proficiencies for treating LGBTQ clients. In addition, we aim to promote networking and build resources amongst Long Island professionals serving the LGBTQ community.

Origins of LGBTQ Conference Steering Committee

The idea for the conference originated from a meeting of members of the VandW Networking Group (Practice Building Group for mental health professionals) which, focused on approaches to promote therapy services to the LGBTQ community. During the meeting participants also discussed how to better educate mental health professionals about the LGBTQ community and to better serve their mental health needs and forms of psychotherapeutic treatment.

Outreach to professional organizations to survey interest in such a conference, led to numerous psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and graduate students expressing interest in being part of this effort and the formation of a steering committee to plan this conference. In May 2016, the first meeting was held.

Steering Committee:

Victor Goldman, LCSW-R, Bob Raymond, Ph.D., Veronica Harkins, LCSW, Felix Ruiz, LMSW, Donna B. Riley, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Alaina Ingram, Graduate Student, SBU School of Social Welfare, Cynthia Pizzulli Ph.D., LCSW, Jennifer Davidson MS, Silas Kelly LMSW, Jacqueline Renda LCSW-R, Dominique Muren LMHC

We would like to thank following Continuing Education Units Providers