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Upcoming NVCP CEU Event: Ethical Considerations When Working with the LGBTQ Community in 2021

We are pleased to announce:

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists

Presents a 3-CEU Program on Friday, November 12, 2021

Including 3 Ethics CEU

Ethical Considerations When Working with the LGBTQ Community in 2021

Presenter: Laurie Paul, PhD

Date/Time: Friday, November 12, 2021, 1-4pm EST

Place: Zoom Meeting (link will be emailed from VACP on 11/10/21)

Registration: Deadline is 11/9/21; Cost is $40.00 for NVCP Members / $60.00 for non-NVCP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students

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Program Overview:
This workshop will review the APA guidelines on ethical practice with LGBTQ clients. Participants will evaluate case examples of ethical dilemmas with this population. Participants will also explore how recent social change around LGBTQ issues has impacted them personally and professionally, and implications for approaching ethical principles and standards. Additionally, we will discuss how to support patients who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.

1) Evaluate how participants’ own attitudes and knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues may be relevant to assessment and treatment of LGBTQ clients.
2) Distinguish issues of sexual orientation from those of gender identity when working with LGBTQ clients.
3) Discern the challenges related to multiple and often conflicting norms, values, and beliefs faced by LGBTQ members of racial and ethnic minority groups
4) Describe three relevant ethical principles guiding practice with the LGBTQ community.

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologist (NVCP) is a regional organization of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists whose goal is to develop a collegial support network for Northern Virginia-based clinical psychologists and those studying to be licensed. NVCP hosts at discounted cost CE events, quarterly newsletters, message board forum, and a website (www.nv-cp.org). It is the largest regional academy of psychologists and provides many networking opportunities for its members. For more information about NVCP or ways you can become involved, please contact Laurentia Ruby at laurentia.ruby@verizon.net, or call 703-839-2523, or visit website at www.nv-cp.org. Speaker: Laurie Paul, PhD

Laurie Paul, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in DC, Virginia and Maryland. Dr. Paul graduated with her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014 from The New School, an APA-accredited PhD program in New York City. While in graduate school, she spent 6 years as part of a research team studying how clients and therapists negotiate racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in psychotherapy. She also spent 5 years as part of a research team examining the psychological impact of breast cancer on lesbian and bisexual women and on Latina women, with a focus on social support, family support, and doctor-patient relationship. During her clinical training, she worked within a variety of settings, including: community mental health centers; the psychiatric emergency room; inpatient and outpatient hospital settings; a university counseling center; substance abuse clinics; and a drug/alcohol detoxification unit.

Dr. Paul completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Karen Horney Clinic in New York City. The training program is accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

Dr. Paul has specialized training in cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness techniques. She completed the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Training Level 2. She currently works in her private practice in Chevy Chase, MD, specializing in anxiety, OCD, and couples therapy, and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at American University. She has given professional education workshops for the DC Psychological Association, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The American Academy of Psychotherapists, the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Interfaith Medical Center, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research on the LGBTQ community and on working with culturally-different clients. She is also a volunteer speaker for Rainbow Families.

NEW Registration Information:

Registration for this CE will be processed through Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP). The deadline for registration is 11/9/21 and the link will be sent out to all registrants 11/10/21. Please note participants must be present through the entire presentation in order to receive CE credit; partial CE credit is not permitted. For your awareness, presentations may be recorded.

1. Visit VACP (www.vapsych.org) and login or create a login (membership is not necessary)
2. Once logged in, click or paste this link: https://viacp.memberclicks.net/nvcpCE
3. Complete information, select membership category, select submit and pay
4. Direct any questions about registration to: VACPoffice@gmail.com
5. The Zoom link will be emailed to the registration email the day before the CE
6. If you may require technical assistance with Zoom, please login 10 minutes early
7. Your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 3 weeks
8. Consider sharing your feedback on this NVCP Survey (https://forms.gle/TYMwC2dUUYJCsjLG7)

For questions and concerns beyond registration, please email the NVCP CE Chair, Tiffany Duffing, PhD, at NVCPCEChair@gmail.com. Please be aware that replies may take up to two business days.