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Continuing Education Webinar: Clinical Work with LGBTQ Clients: Queer and Trans Time, Development, Trauma, and Affirmative Practice – Alex Ngo – June 13

Clinical Work with LGBTQ Clients: Queer and Trans Time, Development, Trauma, and Affirmative Practice - Alex Ngo - June 13

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET // 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CT
Location: Live Zoom Webinar
Presentation Title
Clinical Work with LGBTQ Clients: Queer and Trans Time, Development, Trauma, and Affirmative Practice

Cost – $30

Zoom information will be emailed to participants the afternoon before and morning of the event. Registration will close two hours before the event start time. This event is live and will not be recorded.


To request a discount code, please follow the instructions below. One discount allowed per purchase.

  • UTCSW Alumni: 25% – please email your graduation year and the program you completed to
  • UTCSW Field Instructors: 50% – please send an email using your agency email address to
  • UTCSW Faculty/Staff: 100% – you may have already received this info; please check your inbox before emailing to request the code.
  • UTCSW Students: 100% – please contact your program staff member for access.

Course Description

This training focuses on the concepts of stages of development, queer and trans time, trauma healing, and LGBTQ affirmative practice. More specifically, the training will delve into the cisheteronormative roots of our understandings of human development and complicate those understandings by discussing the nuances of development as it relates to LGBTQ people and their lived experiences. Queer and trans time as a framework will help clinicians learn how to be more affirming of LGBTQ people and inform how we might think about trauma healing in a way that builds on how LGBTQ people have historically cultivated strategies of resiliency, survival, and collective joy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Learn how cisheteronormativity affects our understanding of stages of development;
  2. Gain an understanding of queer and trans time; and
  3. Gain an understanding of how violence and trauma shows up in the lives of LGBTQ clients and how to adapt trauma treatments to be responsive to those lived experiences.


Participants are eligible to earn 2 continuing education units.

Target Audience

Social workers and clinicians who work with LGBTQ people


There is space on the event registration form to indicate accommodations required. We work with the university’s Office of Equity & Diversity and Office of Student Disability Services to make arrangements and ask that you allow us adequate time to communicate with them about any services needed.

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To request a refund, please email Full refunds will be granted up to 48 hours prior to the event. In the event this program is cancelled, full refunds will be issued to all registrants.

Alex Ngo headshot

About the Presenter

Alex Ngo, LCSW is a Chinese, Vietnamese, Buddhist, Queer trans woman based in Chicago, IL who works as the Clinical Director of Mindful Life Counseling. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Chicago Crown School of Social, Work, Policy, and Practice. She has over a decade’s worth of experience in social justice education, group facilitation, and community organizing. In addition to her clinical work, she is also an actor, drag performer, content creator, writer, and consultant.