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Sex and Gender Series: Joys and Considerations of Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients

Sex and Gender Series: Joys and Considerations of Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients

Date and Time
May 26, 2022 -- 6:00pm-9:00pm CT


3 CEUs

Lauren Vieaux, MA, LPCC and Sarah Borger, MA, LPCC

$ 45.00 
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Participants will learn relevant background, risk- and protective-factors, and current considerations in working with LGBTQIA+ client populations related to individual, relational (couples), and family mental health concerns and interventions. Participants will evaluate their own personal identities and bias related to the LGBTQIA+ community and examine implications for their clinical work.

  1. Describe definitions for gender identities and sexual orientations.
  2. Explore implicit and explicit bias, and implications of bias, when working with the LGBTQIA+ population.
  3. Identify components of LGBTQIA+ competent mental health care.
  4. Engage in personal reflection through identity exploration interventions.
  5. Review local and national resources for LGBTQIA+ clients​.
Instructor Bios

Lauren Vieaux, MA, LPCC

Lauren Vieaux (she/her), MA, LPCC is a LGBTQ+ identified clinician whose professional experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Lauren specializes in LGBTQ+ identity development, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and body image concerns. Lauren has worked in clinical, educational, and community-based settings at outpatient, intensive outpatient, and day treatment levels of care. Lauren has previously used her clinical expertise to train and present information on LGBTQ+ competent care, eating disorders, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and intersections of the LGBTQ+ community and weight stigma. Lauren is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), receiving a Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Human Development, and Women & Gender Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Sarah Borger, MA, LPCC
Sarah Borger (she/her), MA, LPCC is a queer-identified therapist whose professional background includes providing therapy, support groups, and advocacy for adolescents and adults from all walks of life, specializing in trauma, sexual abuse/assault, relationship violence, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ identity development, self-esteem, and life transitions. Sarah has worked in clinical, educational, and community-based settings. In addition to providing direct services, Sarah has a strong track record in program development, facilitating trainings, and supervising staff, interns, and volunteers. Sarah has created and presented trainings on a multitude of topics including trauma, trauma-informed care, vicarious trauma, implicit bias, self-care, and sexual/relationship violence. Sarah is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), receiving a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Augsburg College.

Ellie is offering a CEU series to the greater mental health community! All trainings welcome anyone who would like to join us to learn more about various topics. Following each training you will be provided a certificate of completion via email. CEU approvals pending for the following Minnesota regulatory boards: BMFT, BOSW, BBHT, and Nursing. If interested please sign up here and we will save your seat!