Friday, July 31, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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July 27, 2020


This is an online event. 



Carrie Ammerman
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio 

Cancellation Policy

50% refund by July 17.*
   *May change individual attending at no cost.

An Introduction to Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation 

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6 CEUs: $50

The underlying theme of this training is cultural humility, or understanding how our life experiences are different, which allows us to: (A) appreciate and understand our own life experiences, (B) gain increased understanding of the life experiences of others, and (C) improve our ability to work with and facilitate growth in the people we serve.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the differences between sex, gender, gender identify, and sexual orientation.
  2. Describe coping mechanisms routinely employed by LGBTQ+ prior to coming out or dealing with shame-based reactions to heterosexism.
  3. List manifestations of minority stress for LGBTQ+ individuals.
  4. List ways of becoming a more trans positive treatment provider.
  5. Describe the criteria for programs to be considered "LGBT Tolerant," "LGBT Accepting," and "LGBT Affirming."


Kri Van Sloun, Customized Supportive Employment- KCPSS, Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio

Kri is a Certified Peer Support Specialist who specializes in best practices for queer and trans people looking to obtain and maintain employment. Kri has developed their program based on their lived experience as a non-binary person who is actively engaged in recovery for substance use and mental illness. Kri is a strong believer in being the change you want to see in the world, and creates intentional safe spaces for participants and employees alike. Kri enjoys all things artistic and expressive and brings that into their community, with intentionality and purpose.

Martin Warne, Community Outreach Coordinator, The PIER Recovery Community Center

Martin Warne is a Certified Peer Support Specialist with a decade of successful experience in developing addiction recovery peer support programs for queer and trans people. Martin specializes in developing evidence based peer support groups and community based events for local LGBTQ+ people in addiction recovery. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, Martin regularly develops internal LGBTQ+ affirming incentives for employees and staff to learn more about LGBTQ+ addiction recovery. Martin enjoys a good hike but can also be found creating art and cooking healthy meals for his partner, Robbie.

Continuing Education (CE) Information (more to come)

Kentucky Licensure
  • Mental Health America of NKY & SWOH is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, approval number KBSWSP 2019054.
  • Approved by the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors for LPCA's and LPCC's per 201 KAR: 36:030 Section 2(1).
  • Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialists (KCPSS)
  • Ohio Licensure
    • Mental Health America of NKY & SWOH is approved #RCST111001 by the State Of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Board as a sponsor for continuing education for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapy.
    • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Sponsored approved course provider.
    • Ohio Peer Supporters