2013 TALGBTIC Workshop

Sex, sexuality, and sensation seeking

Texas Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling

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The purpose of the TALGBTIC Annual Workshop is to provide a day of learning to local mental health professionals who hope to deepen their understanding of LGBT clients and subsequently increase their efficacy with this population. It also provides an opportunity for local professionals to network and discover available resources that may be helpful to their LGBT clients.

The theme of the workshop is Sex, Sexuality, and Sensation Seeking within the LGBT community. Presenters will offer attendees research, theory, and practical application on how to address sex, sexuality, and sensation seeking behavior with LGBT clients. Presenters will address the unique needs of LGBT clients regarding these areas as well as offer attendees helpful and informed ways of approaching these topics in counseling. Other topics that are particularly relevant to LGBT clients and their unique needs in counseling will also be addressed.


6.5 general CEUs OR 4.5 general and 1.5 ethics CEUs

This workshop will offer continuing education credits for the following professional licenses: LPC, LCDC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist, NBCC, SBEC, and Nursing.

Nurses will be offered 4.5 general CEUs.


$60 - $65: Professionals

$30 - $35: Students

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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2013 TALGBTIC Workshop

Saturday, May 25th 2013 at 8am-5pm

Texas Health Resources University - 8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas 75231

Contact Lee Kinsey with questions.

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7:00 - 8:00: Registration and breakfast (provided)

8:00 - 8:30: Introduction

8:40 - 10:10: Breakout session 1

10:20 - 11:55: Breakout session 2

12:00 - 12:55: Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:30: Panel discussion/question and answer

2:40 - 4:10: Breakout session 3

4:20 - 5:00: Closing


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8:40 - 10:10

From questioning to clarity: The use of SFBT with individuals who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity (1.5 general CEUs)

Rebekka Ouer, LMSW

This workshop will introduce its audience to Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and specifically, the ways in which it can help professionals respectfully empower 'questioning' clients to begin working towards clarity and confidence in their lives. It will teach attendees about the assumptions and tenants at work in SFBT, and offer specific and immediately usable techniques for professionals.


Ethical competence: The ethics of working with LGBT clients (1.5 ethics CEUs)

Michael DeVoll, MEd, LPC

This session looks at the basic ethical issues of working with LGBT communities as outlined in the LGB Competencies (developed by the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of ACA) and compared with the ACA Code of Ethics, the ASCA Ethical Standards, and the Texas LPC Code of Ethics.

10:20 - 11:55

When friends of Dorothy become friends of Bill W. (1.5 general CEUs)

Sabine Rakos, LCSW

This workshop will provide an overview of substance use, misuse, and dependency. We will compare current understandings of risk and protective factors associated with problematic substance use in the general population with the increased risk found in each subculture of the LBGT population. Participants will gain insight into substance use progression and what barriers to culturally responsive treatment remain. Opportunities and challenges that effect LBGT access to substance use care, risks and treatment outcomes will be reviewed.


HIV: The changing dynamic (1.5 general CEUs)

Donald Graneto, MD

With a significant portion of the LGBT population living with HIV, it is important to have a basic understanding of HIV and how it affects our patients. This presentation will review the basics of HIV virology, review methods to help optimize treatment success, and review the added dynamic HIV may bring to relationships.

1:00 - 2:30

Panel discussion and Q&A (1.5 general CEUs)

This panel discussion will focus on common clinical issues that arise when working with LGBT clients. Questions will be taken from the audience, and panelists with 60+ years of combined clinical experience working with LGBT populations will respond. The discussion will be moderated and limited to discussions of clinical practice.

Panel participants:

Steven Krebaum, PhD, Psychologist

Donald Graneto, MD

Michael DeVoll, LPC

Sabine Rakos, MSW

Randy Martin, LPC-S

2:40 - 4:10

Seeking intimacy: Attachment theory and LGBT clients (1.5 general CEUs)

Randy Martin, MA, LPC-S

Attachment Theory has become the dominant paradigm in contemporary developmental psychology. This session aims to create a conversation about the fundamental attachment needs of LBGT clients and the unique opportunity the therapist has to harness the power of the therapeutic relationship to meet these needs.


Let's Talk About Gay Sex (1.5 general CEUs)

Lee Kinsey, MS, LPC Intern

Talking about sex in therapy can be difficult and awkward. LGBT clients may be more comfortable discussing their sexuality, and therapists need to understand some basic things about gay sex to better address these elements with LGBT clients. In this session, we will explore the uniqueness of gay and lesbian sex; we will discuss healthy sexual development and how to address simple sexual dysfunction issues, and, finally, we will discuss an integral framework for addressing gay and lesbian sexuality and sexual identity development.

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The Texas Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling

The mission of the Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC), a division of the Texas Counseling Association, is to educate mental health service providers about issues confronting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) individuals. We believe that all individuals should be free to develop their full potential regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, and that professional counselors must understand the unique ways gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals experience inequality and injustice resulting from discrimination and prejudice.
Texas Health Dallas - Texas Health Resources University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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