Rainbow Crossroads: Intersectionality and LGBTQ+ Identity in Therapy
Open to all social workers and students
Presenter: Leora (Lior) Effinger-Weintraub, MSW, LGSW
2 CEUs - may be counted as cultural responsiveness
‘Rainbow Crossroads’ will guide participants along the path from introductory knowledge about LGBTQ+ identities to recognizing how identity manifests in relationship. We will dive into concepts like intersectionality and the ADDRESSING model, as a way to grow beyond the basics of cultural competency into a flexible curiosity and growing cultural responsiveness. Psychotherapists often find themselves held in the tension between wanting to help all clients and worrying that clients would be better served by someone with a shared identity. Leaning into that tension and discomfort, we can grow our edges and find the tools within us to ethically serve community.
About the Presenter
Leora (Lior) Effinger-Weintraub holds a Master of Social Work degree from St. Catherine University and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker practicing psychotherapy with the LGBTQ+ community in the Twin Cities. Lior uses they/them pronouns and is a member of multiple historically marginalized communities: mixed-race, bisexual, queer, trans/nonbinary, and invisibly-disabled. Lior specializes in working with clients with complex experiences of trauma and dissociation, and acknowledges how LGBTQ+ lived experiences include traumas often unrecognized by cisheteronormative society. They have previously presented on trauma-informed conflict engagement at local conferences and often use their art to communicate and educate.
NASW Student/Reitred Member $20
NASW Member $30