The County Of Fresno Presents: LGBTQ+ Identity and Mental Health Panel Discussion
October 30, 2020
Our mission is to improve the experiences LGBTQ+ individuals served have in our system of care by elevating the standards of DBH staff and our contracted providers. Anticipate a brief introduction of moderators, their roles, and housekeeping notes. Panelists will introduce themselves and provide backstories, followed by questions prepared by the moderators. We will conclude with questions from attendees. This panel discussion is free of charge and available to DBH Staff and Contracted Providers, including direct care providers and administrative staff. The skill level of this training is for beginners.
Baltimore Gonzalez is a WRAP Liaison/Mental Health Specialist at DBH with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has facilitated around 40 WRAP trainings, hosts Wellness Webinars during COVID, and has experience seeking behavioral health support.
Karen Tombs is a nurse manager at DBH with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She manages and coordinates psychiatric medical teams in both children and adult services with previous experience as a charge nurse at Exodus Recovery Center.
Steve Saicoe is a licensed mental health clinician at DBH who has been an LMFT since 2002 with a master’s degree in counseling. He has provided child, adolescent, trauma, LGBTQ+, couple, and marital counseling services for 20 years.
Zoyer Zyndel is an unlicensed mental health clinician at DBH with a master’s degree in social work education. He has received training from the Transgender Policy Institute and has participated in numerous LGBT Panels and Transgender 101 Presentations to Fresno State faculty, students, and staff.
10:30-10:40AM Moderators introduce themselves and go over housekeeping notes
10:40-10:50AM Panel is asked to introduce themselves and provide a brief backstory
10:50-11:40AM Panelists Provide Information on LGBTQ+
11:40-11:58AM Panelists answer attendee questions
11:58-12:00PM Moderators close panel and thank everyone for attending
Participants will be able to:
Identify the barriers that exist for members of the LGBTQ+ community in accessing mental health services.
Recognize how being a member of the LGBTQ+ community can impact an individual’s sense of self and mental health.
Distinguish culturally responsive and engaging strategies to provide gender affirming and quality care for members of the community
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
- This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2368
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
This course is Interactive.