Past Events

Advancing wellness for sexual 
orientation and gender variant minorities.

Advancing wellness for sexual
orientation and gender variant minorities.

  • The Post-DOMA LGBTQ Immigration Landscape: Challenges & Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals (+)

    Monday, October 07, 2013
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

     

     

    The Adler School of Professional Psychology and the LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition of Chicago proudly present a panel discussion of the impact the recent Supreme Court ruling on DOMA has had on the LGBTQ immigrant community.

    The panel will also examine the role of the social worker and the mental health professional in the immigration process. Moderated by attorney Roberto M. Romero-Perez, co-chair of the LGBT Rights Committee of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI), and Kim Hunt, Executive Director of Affinity Community Services (Affinity), the panel will feature:

    • Immigration attorneys Andres Cerritos, Solomon Myers and Vanessa Esparza-Lopez
    • Clinical social worker Angela M. Fadragas, a psychotherapist specializing in adult trauma and immigration issues
    • Clinical/community psychologist Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director, the Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice

    The panel is free and open to the general public, although registration is required by October 3. RSVP to Erinn Haynes at erinn.intern@affinity95.org.

    Two hours of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Education Units credits will be granted to attorneys and social work professionals (pending approval).

     

  • Mental Health and Clinical Interventions with LGBQ Latino Youth (+)

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

     

     

    The Adler School LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center in affiliation with  Chicago Lakeshore Hospital present: Mental Health and Clinical Interventions with LGBQ Latino Youth.

    2 C.E.U.’s will be offered for LCP, LCPC, and LCSW licenses.

    This is a free Continuing Education event and dinner, which provides a forum for discussion of the social, cultural, and emotional components that impacts the life of LGBQ Latino/Hispanic adolescents and their families.

    Participants will learn to:

    • Understand the multiple minority identities of these adolescents.
    • Increase understanding of the Hispanic/Latino ethnicity and culture.
    • Identify psychosocial and cultural factors that influence the Latino/Hispanic GLBQ adolescent development and self-identity.
    • Discuss the coming out process within a multiple minority identities framework.
    • Identify and explain therapeutic interventions to strengthen the youth self-identity and improve the family dynamics.
    • Identify community resources

    R.S.V.P. is required, email CE@adler.edu.

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