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LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

  • January 13, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

Registration is closed

This interactive workshop is designed for audiences who would like to learn to better support their LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) co-workers, friends and family. We will discuss a plethora of topics ranging from the difference between sexual identity and gender identity, to particular forms of minority stressors that disproportionately impact the LGBTQ community. We will explore ways to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

After this workshop we hope that you will have a better understanding for: 

  • LGBTQ Recent Terminology
  • Exploring Minority Stress’ Effects on sexual and gender minority peoples
  • Current research on psychosocial stressors affecting LGBTQ people
  • Methods for Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ peoples
  • Experiential activities for increasing empathy for working with LGBTQ peoples

About The Presenter: 

Dr. Samuel M. Colbert, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist. He earned his PhD at Ball State University and currently works as a couples and individual therapist at Philadelphia Couples Therapy, a private group practice in Philadelphia, PA. He recently completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn’s) counseling center. He received his master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Geneseo. 

Sam’s previous teaching experience includes serving as instructor of record for undergraduate courses, including: Human Sexuality, Multicultural Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling Skills. He has presented LGBTQ Skill Building Workshops to Psychologists at the Annual American Psychological Convention, National Rehabilitation Psychological Conference, and to Fellows at John’s Hopkins. Prior to graduate school he conducted 261 LGBTQ cultural awareness trainings to varied audiences ranging from elementary school students to university faculty and staff. Informed from his teaching and training experiences, Sam has recently co-authored a chapter in Navigating Difficult Teaching Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice published by the American Psychological Association. Sam’s research includes exploring factors leading to the health and well-being of gender and sexual minority people possessing intersecting identities. In addition to research, teaching and training, he has provided hundreds of hours of individual, group, and couples therapy to clients with various presenting concerns. Sam is excited to share his passion for learning, teaching, and training with the Long Island Library Resources Council!

To see some of Sam’s recent videos, you can follow him on Instagram or on TikTok at @sam_colbert_phd

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

This program will not be recorded. 

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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