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Beyond the Basics: Advanced Counselling Skills with LGBT2Q+ Folks

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Three Bridges Community Health Centre

1290 Hornby St.

room 150/154

Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1W2

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Beyond the Basics: Advanced Counselling Skills with LGBT2Q+ Folks in Community Settings*

Facilitated by Al Zwiers

This workshop for direct service providers builds on previous Prism workshops*. Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of LGBT2Q+ issues and language. The focus for this workshop will be upon enhancing existing counselling and therapeutic skills, and developing new skills, in order to provide culturally competent clinical services to LGBT2Q+ clients and communities. This workshop will include opportunities for discussion, as well as skill practice and role-playing exercises. It is open to individuals that work in community settings in a counselling or therapeutic capacity.

This workshop will explore:

• Why is it important to provide culturally competent clinical services?
• How can we respectfully explore issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression with all of our clients?
• How do we integrate this knowledge into intake, assessments, groups and ongoing service?
• How can we bring this learning back to our teams for everyday practice?

*pre-requisite: folks who have already attended a Prism training

Al Zwiers works with VCH as the Clinical Supervisor with Three Bridges Addiction Services and Prism. As a Registered Social Worker, Al has worked in and alongside the queer and trans communities on the issues of substance use, addiction, and mental health for a couple of decades.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email prism@vch.ca with any questions.


What if I don't have the pre-requisite Prism course? Can I still attend?

You can email al.zwiers@vch.ca directly to discuss it, if you feel that you have enough foundational knowledge to prepare you for the course.

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Three Bridges Community Health Centre

1290 Hornby St.

room 150/154

Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1W2

Canada

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