AGLBICNC

Greetings to AGLBICNC members and interested parties!

AGLBICNC is a division of NCCA designed to provide information, resources and advocacy for the LGBTQ individuals we serve. This is a community of counselors, students and other professionals dedicated to increasing awareness of LGBTQ issues and advocate for our LGBTQ clients. If interested in becoming more involved with the chapter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest!

Education:

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2020-2021 Continuing Education Sessions
Sponsored by NCAMCD and ALGBICNC Divisions

Free for NCCA Members; $30.00 per session for non-members
Each session counts for 2 clock hours 

Friday, December 18, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Somewhere in the Rainbow: Working with LGBAQI Clients
This training is intended to educate counselors on the specific needs related to clients who identify as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer and intersex community, with focus on differences between affectional orientation and gender identity, appropriate language, triggers for substance use, intersectionality of identities, and effective interventions for clinicians. Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, and specific authors. Trainer will also provide time for questions.

View Session Recording Here

Friday, January 22, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Blasting the Binary: Working with Gender Expansive Clients
This training is intended to educate counselors on the specific needs related to clients who identify as gender expansive, with particular focus on pronoun usage, terms of identification, triggers for substance use, intersectionality of identities, specific interventions for clinicians, and options for those clients who want to pursue medical transitioning. Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, specific authors, and checklist for components necessary for medical transitioning. Trainer will also provide time for questions.

Registration Here for January 22

Friday, March 19, 2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Rose Has its Thorn: Multicultural Counseling Ethics
This training is intended to educate counselors on multicultural counseling and ethics. Trainer will review the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, and specific codes regarding being culturally competent and working with scope of practice.  Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, and specific authors to consult with questions regarding ethics. Trainer will also provide time for questions.

Registration Here for March 19

Presenter: Angela Brooks-Livingston, MA, NCC, LCMHCS, LCAS, CSI owns a private practice in North Wilkesboro, NC. She served clients in community mental health for 8 years as an intensive in-home team lead, outpatient therapist, and associate center director.  She has been involved in NCCA since she was a graduate student in 2009, and served as the 2016-2017 President. She teaches adjunct in the Human Development and Psychological Counseling Department at Appalachian State University, and serves as a practitioner instructor at Wake Forest University. Angela enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health symptoms and substance use issues, with her specialty being working with gender expansive clients. Angela is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is keen on working with clients who struggle with borderline personality disorder. She practices soul-care by camping and hiking with her partner, son, and dog, crocheting, watching British television, practicing Julia Child recipes, and listening to 80s hairbands.

Questions?  Contact Angela Brooks-Livingston at angelabrookslivingston@gmail.com

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acep-300dpiThe North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2034.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

2020-2021 Officers

President: Michael Spivey michael.spivey@lr.edu

President Elect:

Secretary/Treasurer:

The Mission of AGLBICNC:

  • To promote a greater understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues among members of the counseling professions.
  • To improve standards and delivery of counseling services provided to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.
  • To identify and work to eliminate conditions which create barriers to the individual development of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.
  • To develop, implement, and/or foster interest in charitable, scientific, and educational programs designed to further the interests of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.
  • To secure equality of treatment, advancement, qualifications, and status of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people in counseling and development work.
  • To publish scientific, educational, and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of all who work in counseling regarding these issues.
  • To facilitate a broader awareness of issues in counseling gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people among the helping professions.

Goals for 2019-2020

The AGLBICNC division is undergoing a period of revitalization.  Several key areas of focus for 2019 – 2020 are:

  • Update the division name to align with the current ACA division name (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC))
  • Revise our division webpage to more accurately reflect our mission
  • Develop a more comprehensive / robust list of on-line resources
  • Provide Safe Zone and other webinar based trainings throughout the coming year

Helpful Links

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)

http://www.algbtic.org

http://www.algbtic.org/resources/lgbtq-references-and-resources

https://www.facebook.com/ALGBTIC

American Counseling Association (ACA)

http://www.counseling.org