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When: Friday June 14, 2019
Where: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union
5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy Suite 2
Gray, TN  37615

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6.0 CEUS with 3.0 in ethics

9:00am - Noon
Introduction to Sexual Health in Practice- 3.0 CEUs

This workshop will be an introductory course on being comfortable talking about sex and sexual health with clients and patients. We will explore provider discomfort, common myths, and simple strategies for letting patients/clients know it is safe to discuss sex with their providers.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of their comfort level with sex and sexuality
  • Learn common myths that may interfere with providing adequate sexual health counseling/therapy
  • Learn simple strategies for making your practice more sex-positive

About Our Presenter: Renée Burwell, LCSW, CST is a skilled psychotherapist and facilitator with a specialization in sex therapy and education. Her practice, Pandora's Awakening, offers services and educational outreach to help destigmatize and provide access to mental and sexual health services to help individuals live unapologetically authentic lives. In addition to her practice, Renée is the Tennessee State Coordinator for Provide, Inc., offering trainings on all-options reproductive health services. She is also AASECT’s Mid-Continent Representative, an active member of the Association of Black Sexologist and Clinicians and the Women of Color Sexual Health Network, is an educator for Bedroom Kandi and serves as the Executive Director of TNASH.

Noon - 1:00pm - Lunch on your own

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ethical and Affirming Social Work Practice with the LGBTQIAP Community and their Family Members

Learning how to deliver ethical, evidence-based social work practice is imperative for assisting clients who identify as LGBTQIAP. Ethical practice approaches allow practitioners to foster growth in a manner that is safe for these vulnerable clients who are too familiar with oppression, discrimination, violence, suicide, isolation and rejection. Our presenter will help increase your understanding of ethical practices regarding therapeutic approaches, controversial versus ethically appropriate terminology and ethically appropriate clinical recommendations and referrals.

  • Increase knowledge of the relevant NASW Code of Ethics as applicable to social work practice with the LGBTQIAP community
  • Increase awareness of impact that unethical practices have on the health and well-being of the LGBTQIAP community and their family member
  • Increase knowledge about ethical, evidence-based clinical and general practices for work with the LGBTQIAP community and their family members.

About Our Presenter: Shannon Brown, LCSW  founded and is owner of Psychotherapy and Forensic Services. She is the 2018 Case Western Reserve University Professional Achievement in Direct Practice and the 2007 CWRU Irene Sogg Gross Humanitarian Service Awards recipient. In 2015, she founded the Foothills LGBT Community Center in Maryville. She has been an advocate for the LGBTQIAP community since the 1990's and clinically working for over a decade.

NASW Members - $75

Non-Members - $95


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