​LGBTQ+-Affirming Behavioral Health Services



​LGBTQ+-Affirming Behavioral Health Services

Sponsored by the NASW-NYS Western Division

Thursday, March 14, 2024

9:00 am to 10:30 am EST


Presenter: ​Elaine M. Maccio, PhD, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $20

Non-Members: $30

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people experience disparities in health care access, utilization, and outcomes. This presentation discusses the personal, psychological, and social impact of these disparities and provides strategies for engaging in LGBTQ+-affirming care. The foundation of competent care with this population is understanding sexual and gender identities and culturally sensitive terminology, which will comprise the first portion of this presentation.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify LGBTQ+-affirming terminology
  • Identify health disparities that affect LGBTQ+ people
  • Describe ways to implement LGBTQ+-affirming evidence-based practice

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Elaine M. Maccio, PhD, LCSW, earned her MSW in 1998 and PhD in Social Welfare in 2004 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Maccio joined the School of Social Work faculty at Louisiana State University in 2006, where she is now Associate Director, MSW Program Director, and the Betty J. Stewart Associate Professor in Social Work Practice with Children. Dr. Maccio studies homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and is co-author of the forthcoming book, LGBTQ Runaway & Homeless Youth: A Guide to Practice, Policy & Research. Her teaching interests are similar, leading her in 2014 to develop the undergraduate LGBTQ+ Studies Minor. Dr. Maccio lives in Baton Rouge, LA, with her wife, Dr. Sherry Desselle, a psychologist in private practice.​



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March 14th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $15.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $20.00
Non-Member $30.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00