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ALGBTICAL Winter Workshop 2014
Friday, February 21
Homewood Public Library, Birmingham Area
Theme: Sexual Identity Across the Rainbow
Co-Sponsors: Magic City Acceptance Project, Alabama Safe Schools Coalition, University of Montevallo Graduate Program in Counseling
ALGBTICAL presented its 8th Annual Winter Workshop on February 21 at the Homewood Public Library. Counselors and Social Workers from around the state were invited to attend the event. It was co-sponsored by the Magic City Acceptance Project and the Alabama Safe Schools Coalition.
The theme for this year’s workshop was, “Sexual Identity Across the Rainbow.” The program addressed a variety of relevant issues related to transgender people and offer information and resources to counselors and social workers who work with transgender students and clients.
Our guest speakers at the Winter Workshop were...
--Sarah Young (Social Worker) - LGBTQ 101: Foundational Information for Effective Practice
--Alesdair Ittleson (SPLC Lawyer) - Practical Realities: Navigating Gender Identity and Expression
--Dr. Anita Neuer Colburn (Counselor Educator) - Addressing Sexual Identity in the Counseling Relationship
--Michael Lebeau (Counselor) - Resources for Counselors Working With Transgender Clients and Students
On behalf of ALGBTICAL President Kelli Lassetter, Workshop Committee Chair Jamie Satcher, and all the ALGBTICAL officers and members who were part of the planning and coordination of this event, we are happy to report that the workshop was a huge success! Attendance was excellent! And feedback from those who attended was very positive!
The workshop provided an overview of the range of sexual identities, information about transgender issues, the medical process of gender reassignment, legal issues associated with being transgender, a discussion of sexual identity in the counseling relationship/process, and useful resources for counselors, social workers, and other helping professionals who work with transgender clients and students.
Information tables were featured on behalf of ALGBTICAL, the Alabama Safe Schools Coalition, the Magic City Acceptance Project, Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG), the Crisis Center, and the Health Services Center.
We acknowledge the dedication and hard work of the Workshop Committee, including Frank Hrabe, Angela Stowe, Glenda Elliott, Stephanie Puleo, and Michael Lebeau. And we were grateful for the wonderful assistance provided by the graduate student volunteers from Troy University and the University of Montevallo.
As a service to our workshop attendees, ALGBTICAL is making the content session handouts available through the website. The handouts for the content sessions are available here for attendees to download and print out:
Session 1 - Sarah Young: LGBTQ 101 Foundational Information (a)
Session 1 - Sarah Young: LGBTQ 101 Foundational Information (b)
Session 3 - Anita Neuer Colburn: Sexual Identity & Counseling Relationship (a)
Session 3 - Anita Neuer Colburn: Sexual Identity & Counseling Relationship (b)
Session 4 - Michael Lebeau: Transgender Resources
Association for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama