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(SU1) Cultural Competency (CC) with LGBT Clients
with Lisa Maurel, MFT
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
(2 CE hrs)


This workshop will focus on equipping attendees with history, theory, research, and current sociological trends in the queer communities that are essential to any understanding of LGBT client issues. There will also be a focus on enabling therapists to become more aware of their own bias regarding sexuality, gender, and the formation of family relationships, that could impede their ability to effectively work with LGBT clients or extended family systems.

Presenter: Lisa Maurel, MFT, has been practicing for over 14 years and has a broad range of experience in working with diverse family constellations, individuals, and couples, from a variety of cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In the past nine years, Lisa has devoted herself to professional development in the area of LGBT cultural competency. She is motivated both by her personal life experience, and professional experience. Sharing what she learned about LGBT families with other therapists is Lisa’s passion. She has developed two websites to serve the LGBT community: and

Article by Lisa Maurel, MFT published in the January/February 2010 issue of The TherapistBecoming Culturally Competent with LGBT Clients.


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