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9:00 am

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Care

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Speakers: Jennifer Thomson and Michelle Bridgman This session is intended to introduce therapists to mental healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community, so that they may provide non-judgemental, informed support. Attendees will learn important terminology used in the LGBTQ+ community, including when and how to ask questions. Psychoeducation around the science behind different genders and sexual identities, including…

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10:00 am

Developing a Stance of Informed Curiosity: Integrating Evidence-Based Practice with a Culturally-Informed Approach to Mental Health

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Dere In this session, attendees will engage with an approach to working with cultural factors in clinical practice that emphasizes the integration of evidence from both a cultural and clinical psychology lens. The session will be divided into four parts. Firstly, empirical examples from the cultural psychology literature will be used to illustrate…

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1:00 pm

Using a Trauma Lens to Support Vulnerable People to Live Beyond the Trauma

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Gail Clarke, RP This session offers relevant and practice information and strategies for professionals that are supporting people with an intellectual disability (ID) or mental health unwellness to deal with an unacknowledged trauma that is continuing to impact their life negatively. The session will examine trauma signs and symptoms that can look very different in…

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