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Supporting Gender and Sexual Identity


When: Friday, March 6th
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Springfield Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, Virginia  22152
United States
Timothy Elliott, LCSW
Melat Johnson

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Supporting Gender and Sexual Identity 

-1.5 Credit Hours

Timothy Elliott, LCSW

Registration Costs

Early bird pricing ends the Sunday before the Event. Regular pricing is until the day before the event.

Early Bird
Regular At The Door
Members Clinical/General $ 25
$ 35
$ 45
Student/Resident/Retired $ 20
$ 30
$ 40
Non-Members All Categories
$ 50
$ 60
$ 70


Register online at any time.

Checks are only accepted on the day of the event. If you wish to secure a discount, you must register online and pay with a credit card.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event starting at 9:30 AM.

Refund, Cancellation, and Inclement Weather Polices.
To cancel, please call or email 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the event. If NVLPC cancels an event, you will be refunded the cost of the event. During inclement weather NVLPC will host the event as scheduled; events will only be cancelled in circumstances when the federal government shuts down due to inclement weather.


About the Event:


1)      Provide an overview of LGBTQ concepts and terminology

2)      Explore the differences between sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex

3)      Recognize specific experiences of LGBTQ people within our communities and therapeutic settings, including health and social disparities

4)      Examine clinical considerations for providing affirming and ethical care to LGBTQ individuals

5)      Provide relevant resources for clinicians and clients

Workshop Summary:

All of us hold a myriad of identities, including a sexual orientation and gender identity. This didactic workshop will provide clinical mental health providers with information and resources to better support their LGBTQ clients. We will examine lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) concepts and terminology through the lens of cultural humility. The workshop will highlight social and health disparities faced by the LGBTQ community and examine specific supportive factors and concrete strategies clinicians can utilize to promote physical and emotional safety. The discussion will also provide an overview of resources, both for the professional and their clients, in helping all individuals live their true and authentic selves.

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Timothy is a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. He currently runs a private practice in Arlington, VA focused on supporting gender expansive/transgender children and their families. He has served as the Coordinator of Youth Mental Health Programs at Whitman-Walker Health, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC. In this role, Timothy led a team of clinicians in providing low-barrier, comprehensive outpatient mental health services for youth impacted by trauma. As a social worker, Timothy strives to make safe, affirming spaces for all LGBTQ youth and their allies. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Master of Social Work from Andrews University in Michigan. After years of working in schools, outpatient mental health facilities, and government agencies, Timothy is an expert on how systems function or fail in supporting the social-emotional needs of clients. He has spoken at local and national conferences on various topics within mental health and was awarded the 2017 Youth Champion of the Year award by the DC Center for the LGBT Community. He is committed to lifting LGBTQ youth voices and challenging providers to do better.


Master of Social Work (2009): Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, Social Work (2008): University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW): District of Columbia

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): Virginia

Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C): Maryland

Networking Notice: 

As part of our networking opportunities, we invite all members to bring their marketing materials to display, and/or to introduce themselves during our 2-minute introductions. Please let us know that you are interested when you RSVP.

NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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