CASBHC Lunch and Learn Series 2023: Dear Cis Het Clinicians… (May 31, 2023)
This program is directed at mental health workers whose work encompasses work with LGBTQ individuals. In this workshop, we will explore the individual and systemic barriers faced by queer youth who have experienced trauma. Neo-indigenous strategies on clinical approaches with underserved communities will be emphasized. Using a decolonization and liberation framework, the presenter will provide queer-aware strategies for working with queer youth who have experienced trauma and best clinical practices.
Acknowledgement of Support
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Associates/Assistants
- Social Workers
- Mental Heath providers
By the end of this session, participants will be able to...
- Gain knowledge about how to recognize and disrupt paradigms embedded within mental health that have the potential to oppress clients/students whose intersectional identities include LGBTQGEIAP+ status
- Analyze and evaluate current practices in counselor education by applying a queer theory lens to the work of trauma counseling
- Learn ways to identify and address the needs of neo-indigenous youth who have experienced trauma and whose intersectional identities include LGBTQGEIAP+ status
Accessing the Zoom link and session evaluation
Reference the following directions on how to access the Zoom link and session evaluation on the day of the activity: How do I access the Zoom link and evaluation for a live session?
Dr. Cody Helgesen (they/them) is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) in Connecticut and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Currently they work for Family Centers in their School-Based Health Center program working as a mental health counselor for teenagers in grades 9th-12th that present with a variety of concerns such as adjustment disorders mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, queer identity issues, eating disorders, as well as other comorbid presenting problems. In addition, they are also the Assistant Clinical Coordinator for Meridian Psychotherapy Associates, working a small caseload of young adults predominantly in college that present with similar concerns as their full-time caseload. Mx. Helgesen is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Southern Connecticut State University in Counselor Education and Supervision where they also serve as a full-time graduate assistant to the department and Dr. Laurie Bonjo. In their work as a doctoral student, Mx. Helgesen has research interests related to queer community, in particular adolescents and children, older adults, and other protected populations. Additional research interests include neurodivergence such as ADHD/ASD, as well as having a strong focus on ethical and multicultural socially just and decolonized practices within the field of counseling and mental health. Mx. Helgesen also assists Dr. Bonjo with their research, as well as serves as a co-teacher to masters level students in classes centered on core counseling competencies: Counseling Skills and Techniques, Counseling Theories, Developmental Psychopathology, and recently has taken on Sex. Issues in Counseling.
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No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.
In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
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- 1.00 AAPA Category I CMEThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
- 1.00 ANCCThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
- 1.00 Participation Hour(s)If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.