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This NASW-IA sponsored workshop. Two trainings-one day for up to 5.5 CEU's.

When: Friday, July 13, 2018
8:30am-3:30 pm
Where: Grand View University
1300 Morton Avenue
Krumm Center
Des Moines, Iowa  50314
United States
Presenter: Myke Selha MSW, LISW and Denise Hagerla, MSW, LISW
Contact: Kimberlee Gregory
(515) 635-5184

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LGBTQ Cultural Competency Event

Friday, July 13, 2018

Grand View University, Student Center

Krumm Center

1300 Morton Avenue, Des Moines, IA


Myke Selha, MSW, LISW & Denise Hagerla, MSW, LISW


You must attend Session I in order to attend Session II


Session I (2.5 CEUs)

8:00 am - 8:30 am – Registration

8:30 am - 10:00 am – Workshop (LGBTQ 101)

10:00 am- 10:15 am - Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am – Workshop (Clinical Issues in working with LGBTQ Individuals)


Learning Objectives: Session I

  • Participants in the morning seminar will gain the following skills:
  • Identify the components of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Identify common clinical issues for LGBTQ individuals and families.
  • Increase cultural competence and affirmative clinical practice with LGBTQ individuals and families.
  • Recognize the specific risk factors of substance abuse by LGBTQ individuals.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Lunch on your own


Session II (3.0 CEUs)

11:45 am – 12:15 pm – Registration

12:15 pm - 1:45 - Part II Workshop (Gender identity 101)

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm - Break

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Part II Workshop (Clinical Issues with Trans Identified Individuals)


Learning Objectives Session II:

  • Participants in the after seminar will gain the following skills:
  • Increase cultural competency and affirmative clinical practice with transgender identified and gender expansive youth and adults.
  • Learn steps to determine if clients are appropriate for referrals for medical transition interventions and how to provide referrals and letters of support.
  • Identify common clinical issues for transgender and gender expansive youth and adults.


Session 1

Member: $35

Non-Member: $50

Student Member: $15

Student Non-Member: $30



Both Sessions

Member: $65

Non-Member: $105

Student Member: $30

Student Non-Member: $50



Myke Selha, a clinical social worker, is an assistant professor and the Field Education Director in the BSW program at Grand View University. Until this past summer, he also had a private practice, made primarily up of LGBTQ clientele. In addition to offering psychotherapy for individuals and families, he provides clinical supervision and conducts trainings for human service agencies. He also acts as a consultant for other mental health professionals who are working with trans-identified clients. 


Denise Hagerla, LISW, is a clinical social worker in private practice at Counseling for Growth & Change in West Des Moines, Iowa, and an adjunct professor in the BSW program at Grand View University. Denise moved back to her home state of Iowa several years ago after calling Chicago her home for nearly 25 years. She has previously worked as a clinician in both inpatient and outpatient health care settings as well as in community mental health services, residential services for at risk youth, and in private practice. Denise spent several years as the clinical supervisor at Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s largest LGBT community center where she coordinated an intensive clinical training program for multi-disciplinary counseling, psychology, and social work students, and provided community training and support for issues relevant to LGBTQ diversity and competency. Denise has been a proud NASW member for over fourteen years and has been a vocal advocate for banning conversion therapy here in Iowa.






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