Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE
Laverne Cox once said, “It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen & visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.” With the widening of awareness and interest in serving Transgender and Gender-Expansive (TGE) individuals, there is a need to develop a greater sensitivity to the unique challenges that these populations face in navigating the coming out process as well as accessing essential supportive resources. Furthermore, state-based protections hardly guarantee equitable participation in civic life and unique challenges are routinely posed by the politicization of trans identities and trans bodies. This training will provide attendees with insight and information on ways that social workers can support TGE individuals in care with coming out, with facilitating warm referrals to relevant community-based services, and with accessing information on accessing trans-affirming support.
This workshop meets the DC LGBTQ Training Requirement.
Lee Westgate, MBA, MSW ’06, LCSW-C
Clinical Instructor, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Lee Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C is a board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Maryland. He obtained his Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Leadership and Management at the University of Baltimore. He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. He has participated in a CSWE-sponsored National Trauma Task Force work-group that focused on the intersection of ethics and trauma-informed practice. Additionally, he was awarded an immersion fellowship through Boston University to study addiction and behavioral health. Teaching is of central importance to Lee. As a faculty member in the University of MD, School of Social Work’s graduate program he has received numerous teaching awards including the Exemplary Faculty Member of the Year Award along with the Dean’s Teaching Award for several consecutive semesters.
Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Develop a greater awareness of the mental health challenges experiences by TGE adults resulting from structural oppression and social exclusion
Develop a working knowledge of the unique ways in which TGE individuals may transition
Conceptualize how systemic patterns of gatekeeping pose structural barriers to essential care
Identify opportunities to assist TGE clients with successfully navigating systems of care
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Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement
The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.
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Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after June 29, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.
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