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Upgrade Your Clinical Knowledge of LGBTQ Clients at Three Sessions: 2023 Annual Conference, NASW Metro DC and Virginia March 23-25 or Virtually April 20-22

Virginia social workers can upskill their LGBTQ clinical practices at any or all three 2-CE sessions during the 2023 Annual Conference March 23-25. Registration closes March 17 for the in-person conference at the Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg.

The LGBTQ sessions and nearly 30 others for all social work specialties also can be viewed during the live Virtual Conference April 20-22 or on-demand-only April 23-June 23. Registration for both options are open until April 22 or June 22, respectively.

If you are licensed in DC, these LGBTQ sessions each meet DC requirements for 2 LGBTQ CEs before the July 31 licensure renewal deadline.

Trans and Gender-Expansive Clients: Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies for Providers

2 CEs, includes 2 LGBTQ CEs and 1 Ethics CE

March 24, 3:45-5:45 p.m. ET

Receive an overview of current terminology when working with transgender and gender-expansive individuals. Learn key concerns and ways to address them for this special population. Practicing ethically, understand how to meet a client where they are. Review best-practice strategies, including WPATH criteria and letter-drafting for gender-affirming procedures. Discuss case scenarios and client situations.

Instructor: Julie Wilcox, LICSW, vice president, NASWVA Board of Directors

Ethics and LGBTQIA+ in Long-Term Care: Discrimination, Bullying, and Creating a Safe Environment

2 CEs, including 2 LGBTQ CEs and 1 Ethics CE

March 25, 12:50-2:50 p.m. ET

Learn how LGBTQIA residents in long-term care face systemic discrimination and direct forms of abuse. Understand emerging and ethical issues surrounding these clients and review practical approaches to prevent discrimination and improve treatment. Review procedures to protect LGBTQIA residents and provide a safe, welcoming environment. Hear real-life ethical scenarios and engage in their discussions.

Instructor: Deborah Theis, PhD, and Brenda Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Clinical Social Work and Gender-Affirming Care: Basics of Gender-Affirming Medical Interventions and Letter Writing

2 CEs, including 2 LGBTQ CEs and 0.5 Ethics CEs

March 25, 3:10-5:10 p.m.

Review and discuss diagnosing gender dysphoria, WPATH Standards of Care 8, components of quality letter-of-recommendation writing, and treatment plans congruent with pre- and post-operative guidance. Explore informed consent, development of care plans, risks, recovery challenges, safety concerns, and potential side effects of medically directed gender-affirming care, including hormone replacement therapy. Gain understanding of gender-affirming care as an ethical practice, identify best-practice techniques to maintain professional obligations while mitigating potential harm to LGBTQIA+ clients, and increase knowledge of gender-affirming medical interventions. Boost clinician competence when writing letters of support and creating treatment plans with transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming clients.

Instructor: S. Lee Tepper, LICSW

Register before March 17 for the in-person conference March 23-25 (18.5 CEs) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg. Registration for the live Virtual Conference April 20-22 (17.5 CEs) remains open until April 22. Adding 60-day access to recorded sessions enables you to earn up to 68.5 or 67.5 CEs, respectively. An on-demand-only option (up to 67.5 CEs) also is available April 23-June 23, with registration open until June 22.


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