Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:45pm
The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development
7784 Innovation Park Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Workshop sponsored by LACSW


Sponsored by:  The Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers ( and                                                                                   Recovery Division of Acadia Health Care (

Continuing Education Credit:  The morning program is approved for three (3) Ethics CEU contact hours and the afternoon program is approved for three (3) Clinical contact hours for Social Workers by the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers as authorized by the La. State Board of Social Work Examiners.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:   Increase cultural competence regarding LGBTQ issues.  Understand how this intersects with the NASW Code of Ethics and Mission. The presentation will involve handouts, music, and small/large group examination of professional case study scenarios along with a discussion and questions and answer session.

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8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration

8:30 am – 8:50 am: Identify and discuss 5 current LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) related social issues and how they relate to the Social Work profession and its ethical practices.

8:50 am – 9:10 am:  Define and discuss the dimensions of human diversity (which includes one’s sexual orientation) as presented by the work of the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute.

9:10 am – 9:30 am:  Identify, distinguish and discuss 15 common terms associated with LGBTQ matters and questions.

9:30 am – 9:45 am:  Break

9:45 am – 10:15 am:  Identify laws and prevailing social mores found in the U.S. and other countries associated with LGBTQ issues (historical and present day) and their subsequent implication for the LGBTQ community.

 10:15 am - 11:30 am:  Discuss the value of cultural competence of Social Workers who work with LGBTQ populations and how this intersects with  the NASW Code of Ethics and Mission. Q&A period.

Presenter: Robin Toler, ATR-BC, LAC, is a board certified art therapist, licensed addictions counselor, & Advanced Integrative Therapy practitioner; B.S.-University of LA and Master of Art Therapy-Wright State University in Ohio; Toler works with STAR, Iris, The Domestic Violence Center and the Unitarian Social Justice Committee.  Toler has a private practice in Baton Rouge.

Presenter: Bradley Leger, M.P.S., Ph.D., is an educator, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, liturgical musician and international development consultant.  He has experience with diversity and equity efforts in higher education and has worked with efforts in community, leadership, and economic development.  He holds degrees in education and pastoral ministry and a certificate in social justice.

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