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LGTBQ Cultural Awareness Training 102

  • June 03, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • (please select Non-Member from the "institution" drop down)
  • For staff and members of any other councils. (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)
  • (please select either Student or Unemployed from the "institution" drop down)

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This training is an LGBTQ+ 102 level training designed to help participants who already have a basic understanding of the LGBTQ+ community increase their social justice skills.

As such, this workshop will include active engagement in role plays and experiential activities. 

Workshop Overview:

  • LGBTQ Recent Terminology
  • Current research on psychosocial stressors affecting LGBTQ people
  • Methods for Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ peoples
  • Engaging in experiential activities to increase skill sets for navigating difficult situations
  • Engaging in advocacy role plays to practice social justice interventions

It is not required that you had attended LGTBQ Cultural Awareness Training Part 1 to attend this program, there will be a brief refresher of the previous program. 

*If you have a specific scenario or questions you would like to see addressed in this program, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.  We will do our best to address them. 

To ensure a safe space for open discussion, this program will not be recorded.  No slide deck will be shared.  

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.

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

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). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

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

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