Gender & Sexuality: Awareness & Responsiveness

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Live NAGC Webinars are
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August 24, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Free for NAGC Members
$60, Guests  (or become a member HERE to receive member discounts on NAGC Online Learning.)
$75, Guests with Continuing Education Credit

Presentation Description

This training provides healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to offer more mindful, resourceful, and inclusive support to their clients. There is a focus on the intersectionality of biological sex, gender, and sexuality as it pertains to identity development. We will also explore the necessity of trauma-informed care as it relates to the clinical implications of marginalization, and how we can utilize our positions to create safer spaces for our clients.


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the tools required to provide comprehensive support for LGBTQ clients and their families
  2. Identify clinical themes that arise when working consciously with intersecting identities
  3. Develop better practice guidelines for working with intersectionality.

About the Presenters

Sorin L. Thomas, MA, LPC, LAC, CGP, ACS

Sorin L. Thomas is the Founding & Executive Director at Queer Asterisk Therapeutic Services. Sorin is a queer and non-binary transgender licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor with over a decade of professional experience serving LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.

Joy Wishtun, LPCJoyWishtun

Joy Wishtun, LPC, pronouns xe/ xem/ xyr, is a licensed professional counselor serving and Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist serving as Clinical and Administrative Manager of the Early Childhood Family Services team through Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Joy has provided clinical services to children and families and consultation services to education providers in a school based setting, with an emphasis on child development, social emotional growth, parenting and caregiving support, attachment, and the impact of trauma and toxic stress. Joy is passionate about supporting families and caregivers through the strengthening of and connection to community providers.


CE Learning Systems, LLC:

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors
CE Learning Systems and National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) are cosponsors of this program. The cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. CE Learning Systems is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
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New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners
CE-Go, a service of CE Learning Systems, is approved to offer continuing education courses by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#6460). CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for the courses.

Many state licensing boards accept APA approval to meet CE requirements. If you are a Counselor, Psychologist, Social Worker, or MFT, please check with your licensing board to see if APA is acceptable.

CE Certificate and Evaluation Process

Approximately 3 days after the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email link to CE-Go (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

 Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete an evaluation forms for each session you attended
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at .

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