Houston Licensed Professional Counselors Association
Presenter: Justyn Smith, Founder and therapist at the Queer Center, 1401 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
The presentation will include a focus on intersectionality of culture and sexuality.
The LGBTQ population is 3 times more likely to experience a severe mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. This community often faces struggles such as stigma, discrimination, violence, coming out and homophobia. It is critical that mental health professionals increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills with the LGBTQ population to truly provide the needed support in this community.
Participants will learn relevant terms, community hardships, and current statistics realated to LGBTQ mental health. Experiential activities will be utilized to provide participants with an enriched learning experience.
Lastly, recommendations, best practices and resources will be provided and discussed.
6:30 - 6:45 Check-in
6:45 - 7:00 Introductions and opportunities for members to share announcements
7:00 - 8:30 CEU Presentation
We meet on the Houston Baptist University campus, (near Hwy 59 and Beechnut), in the Hinton Center Building Room 139. For directions, call 281-649-3000. Use entrance #3 off Beechnut.