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LGBTQ Cultural Awareness

  • June 21, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • Not a LILRC or ESLN Member, or outside of NYS, or Individual
  • For staff and members of any other NY councils. (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)


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 of: 

  • LGBTQ Recent Terminology
  • Exploring Minority Stress’ Effects on sexual and gender minority peoples
  • Methods for Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ peoples


Dr. Samuel M. Colbert, PhD is a counseling psychologist, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD at Ball State University and completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn’s) counseling center. He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Geneseo, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Colbert is a clinician, consultant, educator, and researcher. He practices couples and individual therapy at Philadelphia Couples Therapy, a private group practice in Philadelphia, PA. He has also taught multiple undergraduate courses, including: The Psychology of Sexuality, Multicultural Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling Skills. He has presented hundreds of LGBTQ+ Skill Building Workshops, with varied audiences including, psychologists at the Annual American Psychological Convention, National Rehabilitation Psychological Conference, and fellows at John’s Hopkins. Informed from his teaching, training, and clinical experiences,

Dr. Colbert has co-authored a chapter in Navigating Difficult Teaching Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice published by the American Psychological Association. His research includes exploring factors leading to the health and well-being of gender and sexual minority people possessing intersecting identities.

Sam is honored to continue to share his passion for learning, teaching, and training with the Long Island Library Resources Council!


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

Program Recording:  No 


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

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

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