Better Visits: Creating an Affirming Environment for LGBTQ+ Clients

This training is part two of the Better Visits: Creating an Affirming Environment for LGBTQ+ Clients series. Everyone is welcome to attend this session, even if you did not attend the first session.

In this training, we will continue to explore how community behavioral health agencies can better serve the LGBTQ+ community. In this webinar, participants will gain practical strategies for address gender identity and sexual orientation. Starting at intake, participants will lean ways to improve interactions and ask clarifying questions to improve the intake process.



  1. Participants will recognize their own discomfort to better address it within the helping relationship.
  2. Participants will learn at least three strategies to improve interactions with the LGBTQ+ community.
  3. Participants will learn at least two ways to ask better questions.



Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.



Samuell Carney

Samuell Carney, MSW, LSW

Sam is from Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston with his Master’s in Social Work in 2016 and gained his LSW in 2017. He is currently a full-time therapist in private practice. Sam began his transition from female to male in 2018 and has spoken about his experiences personally as well as professionally within the community.


This training is provided by our valued partners at the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities.

Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities


The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Jul 25, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: Jul 25, 2024 1:00 pm
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