Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Creating an Affirming and Inclusive Culture for LGBTQ Individuals

April 25, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speaker: Wendy Bamatter, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, 3East DBT Residential Program, McLean Hospital, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Webinar Description
This talk will focus on the benefits of creating an inclusive and affirming environment for sexual and gender minority students and colleagues. Participants will review continuously evolving best practices, leaving with specific ideas for creating immediate, positive change.

About the Speaker
Wendy P. Bamatter, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and young adults. In addition to working with individuals struggling with pervasive emotion dysregulation and high-risk behaviors, Dr. Bamatter is also committed to providing affirming care to gender and sexual minority individuals. Dr. Bamatter completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale School of Medicine and McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Slides available here.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

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