13th Annual

ALGBTICAL Summer Workshop


Leadership in LGBTQ Client Empowerment



Friday, July 12, 2019
Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Counseling LGBTQ Clients | Relationships | Identity Development

Addiction | Sexual Health & Wellness | Risk Factors
Counselor Ethics | Intimate Partner Violence


The 13th annual ALGBTICAL Summer Workshop was presented on Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Ireland Meeting Room, from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.  This professional development event featured excellent guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics relevant to the empowerment of LGBTQ clients.


Attendance was excellent! Over 75 people showed up for the big event!


Attendees were treated to an interesting and enjoyable assortment of content sessions.  This workshop offered training relevant to counselors who serve LGBTQ students and clients and highlight a variety current issues and concerns, including counseling skills in working with LGBTQ clients, LGBTQ relationships, identity development, addiction, sexual health and wellness, risk factors, intimate partner violence, and counselor ethics. 




Keynote Presentation: Caring for the Health and Wellness of LGBTQ People

By Dr. Nick Van Wagoner


Counselor Ethics in Working with LGBTQ Clients

By Michael Lebeau, MEd


Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT Individuals

By All’wyn Graham, LPC-S


Danger of the Second Closet: IPV in the LGBTQ+ Community

By Dr. Paul Hard, LPC-S, NCC


Health and Mental Health Disparities in the LGBTQ Community

By Karen Musgrove, LPC; Katie Reese, ALC; Will Rainer, BA


Relationship and Identity Development in Sexual Minority Clients

By Hiram Faircloth




Sexual Health Slideshow | Wagoner

Counselor Ethics Slideshow | Lebeau

Counselor Ethics Handout | Lebeau

IPV Slideshow | Hard

BAO and MCWC Slideshow | Musgrove

Substance Abuse Slideshow | Graham

Relationships Slideshow | Faircloth

ALGBTIC Competencies Handout

Program Booklet




Association for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama