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ALGBTICAL Spring Workshop

Friday, April 7, 2017


Workshop for Mental Health Professionals


Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Homewood Library (Birmingham Area)


Co-Sponsored by ALCA Chapter IV


Theme: Bisexuality and Gender Fluidity

New Perspectives on the Spectrum of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression




Bisexual Daughter of Radio Host Rick Burgess of Rick & Bubba Show


LGBTQ Southern Stories:

Implications for Counselors and Parents on Subversive Love and Hidden Identities





ALGBTICAL (Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling of Alabama) and ALCA Chapter IV are proud to present the 11th annual Spring Workshop on Friday, April 7, 2017.  The workshop will take place at the Homewood Public Library (in the Birmingham area) from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The event will feature prominent guest speakers and a fascinating panel discussion.


Don’t miss this amazing professional development opportunity!  This workshop will highlight current subject matter relevant to counselors who serve LGBT students and clients.  This year's focus will be on the issues and concerns related to bisexuality and gender fluidity in the context of new perspectives and ever-widening definitions and understandings of the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  The workshop will provide resources to counselors in all settings related to clients who are gender non-conforming, gender variant, pansexual, polysexual, omnisexual, asexual, agender, and gender queer.


6 CEUs will be offered (Includes 1 Ethics CEU). 

Lunch will be served on site.


Early Registration Fee: $75 for Professionals, $30 for Graduate Students (Before March 30)

On-Site Registration Fee: $95 for Professionals, $50 for Graduate Students (After March 30)


Please Note: This event is not open to the general public




Brandi Burgess: Actor, Director, Teaching Artist


Brandi Burgess is the Education Programs Manager at Philadelphia Theatre Company, where she manages teaching artists, designs curriculum for students, fosters school partnerships and facilitates theatre accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Brandi has been a teaching artist for 10 years, working with diverse populations. She was the Special Programs Director at Wolf Performing Arts Center where she facilitated the “citizen artist” initiative that empowered people to evaluate the civic duty of an artist and create an original play with a social justice platform. She also designed Wolf PAC’s inclusion practices, as well as founded QUILT, a multi-faceted theatre program that served individuals on the autism spectrum. Brandi has designed two premiere “relaxed performances” for theaters in the Philadelphia area, which offer modified rules for patrons with unique sensory processes. Other favorite gigs include serving as Assistant Artistic Director for Prague Youth Theatre, directing 10 shows in one season, as well as serving as a teaching artist at the acclaimed New Victory Theatre in New York City. Brandi also enjoys community organizing, acting, and writing.



--Keynote Speaker: Brandi Burgess

LGBTQ Southern Stories: Implications for Counselors & Parents on Subversive Love & Hidden Identities


--Short Break


--Bisexuality 101: Identity, Inclusion, & Resources

By Natalie Beck (UAB Health & Wellness Center)


--Counselor Ethics in Working with Bisexual & Gender Fluid Clients

By Paul Hard (AUM Counselor Education) & Patrick Faircloth (Troy Univ Montgomery Counselor Education)


--Lunch Break


--Medical & Mental Health Competencies When Serving Bisexual Clients

By Stephanie Perry (UAB Psychiatry Clinics & LGBTQ Mental Health & Wellness Clinic)


--Short Break


--Panel Discussion: Mental Health Professionals, Advocates, and Volunteers Who Identify as Bisexual

Facilitated by Karen Musgrove (Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Executive Director)



Amanda Keller (Magic City Acceptance Center)  

Lacey Kennedy (Youth Advocacy Organizer, AIDS Alabama)

Natalie Beck (UAB Health & Wellness Center)

Brandi Burgess (Writer and Activist)

Caitlin Faircloth (Troy University)




Print it Out / Fill it Out / Mail it In


Name  _________________________________________


Address  ________________________________________


City/State/Zip  ___________________________________


Phone (Cell/Office)   _______________________________


E-Mail  __________________________________________


Early Registration Fee:


_____   $ 75    Professional Counselor


_____   $ 30    Graduate Student (Currently Enrolled in Fulltime or Part Time Master’s

                        Counseling Program or Fulltime Post-Master’s Counseling Program)  


Graduate Program ________________________________ 


Name of Advisor  _________________________________ 




_____  Certificate of Attendance (Other Than Registration Receipt)


_____  NBCC CEUs for LPC/NCC Counselors


_____  NBCC CEUs for Social Workers


Disability Accommodation Request:


Please Specify: _______________________________________


Special Dietary Request:


Please Specify: _______________________________________


Mail Completed Registration Form and Check to: 

ALGBTICAL, c/o Chris Chirino, Crimson Counseling & Consulting, 2303 13th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

You May Also E-Mail Your Completed Registration Form to:


Mail Deadline: Must be Received (Not Postmarked) by Thursday, March 30, 2017

After March 30, Attendees May Register On-Site: $95 for Professionals, $50 for Graduate Students


Make Check Payable to: ALGBTICAL 

No Credit Cards or Purchase Orders  

No Refunds


Please Note: This event is not open to the general public




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