Training Educators, Counselors, & Mental Health Providers

Horizon’s Ethics Training Event

Amily McCool
September 15 2023

The Junior League in Downtown  Raleigh
711 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Ticket Price:


Add Ons:

Breakfast & CE’s Combo $30

Brief Description:

Counselors are charged with the professional responsibility of
enhancing the dignity and well-being of each individual who they serve. To do so,
counselors must have adequate training and experience to intentionally serve clients
who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Working with diverse communities requires
ongoing education in order to adequately be equipped to provide a safe and supportive
environment for clients and understand the ever-evolving landscape. Amily McCool will
present a basic overview of key concepts relating to working with members of the
LGBTQ+ population. The focus will be on understanding specific terms, including
pronouns and other key vocabulary, and how a counselor’s duty to be moral and respectful to their clients, colleagues and community necessitate thought and care in respecting the
identity of those individuals. She will also discuss relevant legal landscape here in North
Carolina and resources available for LGBTQ+ clients. Attendees will leave with best
practice tips and recommendations on how to provide affirming services.

Learning Objectives:

● Increase understanding of key concepts for working with members of the
LGBTQ+ population
● Develop a working understanding and comfort with the use of personal
● Reflect on ways to develop and strengthen an affirming environment for
LGBTQ+ clients
● Learn about current laws impacting LGBTQ+ clients and appropriate resources

Horizon’s Fall Training 2023


Transformative Practice in Play Therapy Intersectionality with SOGIE Children, Adolescents, & Their Families.


Kurt Oster
October 27 2023

The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Ticket Price:

$99.99-$199.99 INCLUDING CE’s

Add Ons:

Catered Buffet Lunch ($19.99)

Brief Description:

This 6-hour training aims to provide play therapists and mental health practitioners with the roles they facilitate in working with individuals and families of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) Community. Participants will gain an understanding of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) of individuals and families and their intersectional identities as it applies to play therapy interventions and mental health practice policy. Participants will examine through the lens of intersectionality the role of identity and development play in working with Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) children and adolescents. This workshop will examine culturally sensitive language, gender-affirming practices, strategies, and play therapy interventions to working with SOGIE children, adolescents, and their families. Participants will examine the intersectionality of the relevance of SOGIE Community populations, including historical, political, and policy perspectives, the development of SOGIE identity-formation, health, mental health, familial issues, and SOGIE issues through childhood and adolescence. Participants will examine play therapy interventions in the playroom when working with SOGIE children and adolescents.

Horizon’s Spring Training 2024

Sasha Joseph Neulinger
APRIL 12 2024

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