Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Persons Sensitively – Kerry Arnold, M.S.W., LSW, 3 CEU’s

August 6, 2020, 9:30 to 12:30

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform


This workshop provides an opportunity to increase awareness and sensitivity when working with LGBTQ persons and to develop skills in working with persons who identify as such.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand personal and societal biases and stereotypes that impact LGBTQ persons
  2. Identify appropriate terminology and concepts pertaining to LGBTQ culture
  3. Examine current emotional, mental, and environmental challenges that are specific to LGBTQ persons
  4. Practice and implement sensitive communication and support approaches toward relationship building and trust with LGBTQ persons

This dynamic, interactive program will include individual and small group activities, and discussions.


This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a Council on Social Work Education accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Speaker:

Kerry Arnold, M.S.W., LSW is a Full Time Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator in the Behavioral Health/Human Services program at the Community College of Philadelphia. Kerry is a Licensed Social Worker and received her M.S.W. from Temple University. For 30 years, she has been a behavior specialist, educator, and consultant to a myriad of agencies in the Tri-State area serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring disorders, which include substance abuse.
Kerry has presented at city, state and national conferences in the area of recovery-centered, behavioral support planning for individuals receiving behavioral health services. Since 2008, she has been a primary consultant in New Jersey’s dual-disordered initiative in, spearheaded by Rutgers University.

Kerry co-hosts a television show sponsored by the Community College of Philadelphia, Tapestry of Life, which features interviews with people who have a lived or direct support experience with some aspect of behavioral health/stigma and oppression and their path toward healing.


9:30 – 10:15 Societal biases and stereotypes (small group activity),
Terminology and concepts pertinent to LGBTQ culture
10:15 – 11:15 Part 1 of emotional, mental, environmental challenges specific to LGBTQ
11:15 – 12:30 Part 2 of emotional, mental, environmental challenges specific to LGBTQ: Communication and support approaches with LGBT persons (practice opportunities with real scenarios in small group role plays; evaluation, closing

Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee.

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Event Details

  • August 6, 2020 9:30 am   -   August 5, 2020 12:30 pm
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