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Come celebrate with ALgBTIC in new Orleans

September 19 - 20, 2014

Hilton new Orleans riverside hotel

 (504) 561-0500

Conference Highlights

Friday, September 19, 2014
Full Conference Day of Workshops, Roundtables and Poster Presentations
Opening remarks by Dr. Thelma Duffy, ACA President-Elect
Featured e-hour Intensive (there is an extra charge for these sessions - please see the registration form)

Intensive Session I
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Kocet
Former Chair of the ACA Ethics Code Revision Task Force, Past President of ALGBTIC

Integrating the New ACA Code of Ethics into Practice with LGBTQ Clients

This interactive workshop/presentation will examine how the newly released 2014 ACA Code of Ethics can be integrated into counseling practice in a variety of settings, with LGBTQ clients and students.  With special emphasis on issues of spirituality, we will explore the relationship between spirituality and religion and the lived experiences of LGBTQ clients and students.  Discussions will focus on boundary crossing in the LGBTQ community, the role of values in the therapeutic process, social media, and other current topics that may impact ethical practice.  The presentation will involve case studies, discussion, and small group exercises designed to foster deeper understanding among participants.  We will highlight the key changes to the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, and how the Code can be a useful tool in guiding ethical practice, in our quest to practice competently as an LGTBQ professional.

Intensive Session II
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Barbara Herlihy
Well known author, mentor and leader

Conflicts Between Personal and Professional Values:  An Update on Legal, Ethical and Professional Responses to the Issue

This interactive workshop/presentation will focus on the issues that have arisen out of the court cases where counselors and counseling students have refused to counsel LGBTQ clients on relationship issues, among others, due to the counselor's or student's religious beliefs.  The cases, legislative actions, and how the new ACA Code of Ethics has responded, will be discussed.  Interactively, we will share how we can respond to colleagues, students, and supervisees, regardless of work setting, who are struggling between personal or professional issues.  Sometimes being "intolerant of intolerance" is difficult, as it can be viewed value-laden, and at times generates a reaction that we are imposing our own values on inclusion and acceptance on others.  We will use case studies, role plays, and small group exercises as we explore the best ways in which to navigate the rocky road toward true openness and ethical counseling, based on real cases that have paved the way in the past few years.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
All-day workshops, with a luncheon that includes special guest speaker, Dr. Colleen Logan, ACA Past-President and ALGBTIC Past-President.

We have over 90 workshops, roundtables, and poster offerings for you!  Below are just a few of the topics that will be covered over the two-day conference, please see these teasers:
  • The Influence of Societal Expectations on How Same-Sex Couples Definite Gender Roles and Relationship Satisfaction
  • Advocating for School Transformation:  Creating Agents of Change for Safer Schools
  • LGBQ College Women & Sexual Violence Prevention:  Student Campus Climate Experience and Bystander Intervention
  • Forbidden Conversations:  Ses-positive Counseling with Younger and Older LGBT clients.
  • LGB Persons Living with Chronic Illness or Disability (CID):  Research, Counseling and Social Justice Implications
  • I'm an Athlete.  I'm Sorry:  Discussion of Stereotypes and Apologetic Behavior to Female Athletes
  • Aggressions through Social Media
  • Promoting Clarity, Connection and Compassion:  Counseling LGBT Families Using Developmental Relational Counseling
  • One Less Lipstick Lesbian:  Exploring the Self-Identification and Experience of Masculine-of-Center Black Lesbians
  • Spirituality as Part of Cultural Competence:  Ethical Dimensions of Working with GLBTQQ Clients
  • Work, Work, Work:  Career Choices, Challenges and Celebrations of Lesbians and Gay Men
  • A Red-Ribbon Alert:  HIV in 2014

The potential for Continuing Education Hours is a total of 12-14 for the two days.

The networking possibilities at the inaugural conference are unlimited.

The joy of spending time in the great City of New Orleans is unsurpassed.

For further information please contact:

Catherine Roland, Conference Chair at croland@thechicagoschool.edu

Jane Rheineck, ALGBTIC President at jrheineck@niu.edu

Join us please!

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!                          "Let the Good Times Roll!!"

ALGBTIC Inaugural Conference