All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Cirque Lodge, Ascend Recovery, and Willow Tree Recovery are sponsoring a CEU workshop on January 16, 2019 at Cirque Lodge's Studio, located in Orem, UT. This 180 minute workshop will combine lecture, experiential, action and collaborative work surrounding the need to address understanding and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ communities. It will shed the umbrella of LGBTQ+ in order to look at specific traumas of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities as individual subcultures. Professionals who will benefit from this workshop are clinicians, direct care staff or referring professionals who may work with LGBTQ clients in any setting.
Starting with an overview and refreshment of terminology, the course will create a path of understanding and exploring deeper understanding of the LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will engage in didactic dialogue, and collaborative efforts in order to best address specific struggles for their LGBTQ+ clients.
- Obtain and refresh information surrounding LGBTQ terminology
- Explore and understand implications within each specific LGBTQ subculture.
- Understanding the LGBTQ specific intersections of trauma with health, spirituality, mental health and maladaptive coping skills
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm (Lunch Provided)
Cirque Lodge Studio
777 North Palisade Drive, Orem UT
Register Here or call Beck at 651-900-3404 for questions.
About Beck Gee-Cohen
Beck Gee-Cohen resides in Los Angeles, CA. Beck completed undergraduate work with a degree in Sociology with a focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Addiction from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. His undergraduate thesis was a study on addiction in LGBTQ+ rural communities. Beck’s master’s degree is in Addiction Studies from Hazelden. Beck received an Excellence in Writing Award from Hazelden graduate program; the paper focused on training addiction counselors to give better treatment to LGBTQ+ clients. Beck has facilitated trainings and given lectures around the world at conferences, prisons, schools, treatment centers focusing on LGBTQ+ communities and addiction. Beck is very passionate about the Transgender community and the effects of addiction and stigma within the Trans/LGBQ+ populations. He continues to train clinicians and facility staff on LGBTQ+ issues, help facilities establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, and provide program development for facilities that want to expand their services to LGBTQ+ populations. Beck currently the owner & lead consultant at BGC Consulting. A consulting agency helping to train and change the culture of mental health and addiction treatment in better serving LGBTQ+ populations. He is an associate consultant & mentor with The Romeyn Collective, working specifically with LGBTQ adolescents, young people and their families.