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Mon, Aug 19


Hybrid: Tree of Hope and Zoom!

Creating Safe Spaces: LGBTQ+ Training

Training for mental health practitioners on cultural responsiveness to LGBTQ+ clients.

Creating Safe Spaces: LGBTQ+ Training
Creating Safe Spaces: LGBTQ+ Training

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2024, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Hybrid: Tree of Hope and Zoom!, 2300 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA


About the event

LGBTQIA+ people face minority stressors both interpersonally and due to navigating systems. This training offers clinicians working with sex and gender expansive people culturally responsive ways to assess, intervene and evaluate treatment on the micro and mezzo levels.

Training Objectives:

  • Participants will learn LGBTQ+ related terms/definitions, history, and coming out model.
  • Participants will learn more about the cultural competency in working with LGBTQ+ people and communities.
  • Participants will explore ways to create inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ clients.


  • 9:30 – 10:00 Introductions & What is a Safe Zone?
  • 10:00 - 10:15     Ally/accomplice
  • 10:15  – 10:45    Coming Out Model & Supporting someone as they come out
  • 10:45 - 11:15       Mapping out sex, gender and sexuality & Terminology
  • 11:15 – 12:45      Creating Inclusive Spaces
  • 12:45 - 1 pm       Action items, Q & A, feedback forms. 

Hybrid event: attend in person at Tree of Hope Counseling (2300 East Ave, Rochester NY) or live online by Zoom! (Select preference through RSVP.

3 CEU's approved for social workers. Pending approval for LMHC's. RSVP here and You'll receive an invoice by email to secure Your seat. Questions? Reach out to Asha:

Facilitator Bio's: 

Cemre Korman, LCSWR (she/her) is an affiliate of Tree of Hope Counseling and has specialized in working with gender diverse individuals for the last 8 years. Member of Wpath. Safe Zone trained.

Jackson Morris, LCSW (he/him) is an affiliate of Tree of Hope Counseling with a primary client population is LGBTQ+ individuals, specifically gender expansive individuals. Jackson’s master thesis was on the importance of an LGBTQ+ specific group treatment programs in substance use treatment facilities. Jackson proposed and piloted a LGBTQ+ group within a substance use facility for 8 weeks. He was also responsible for facilitating over ten Safe Zone trainings for all of Rochester Regional Health’s substance use inpatient and outpatient programs which included training over 150 staff members.

Asha Gozzelin, LMSW TCTSY-F (ze/zir) is an affiliate of Tree of Hope Counseling and offers somatic, gender and neurodiverse affirming therapy for individuals, couples and families (including polycules). Ze is a member of WPATH, is SafeZoned trained and worked for 2 years at Nazareth University's LGBTQ+ support center.

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