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The Queering of Career Counseling

June 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar is being hosted on Zoom. The link to the Zoom meeting will be included in your order confirmation email from Eventbrite.

About this event

This live course offers 1 APA CE credits for Psychologists, 1 BBS California CEUs for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists, or 1 NBCC Clock Hours.

About This Event

Queer individuals may face any number of challenges to their careers. This may come from the intersection of their identities with the workplace itself, political issues associated with employment laws, or other social factors which find their way into the workplace, all of which may challenge the career path of queer individuals in unexpected ways. As Career Counselors it is imperative that we are knowledgeable of how queer identities can impact be impacted by the career experience. While many career development theories address the social influences on the career development process or how identity impacts career choice, trajectory, and satisfaction, few go into explicit detail on how queer identities, can shape a career path.

This session will explore the unique experiences, challenges, and opportunities for queer individuals as they navigate the career development process and leave attendees with actionable steps on how to best serve queer identifying clients. Special attention will be given to career assessments, laws and policies, and creating a welcoming environment for queer identifying clients.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program participants will be able to:

1. Identify issues facing queer identifying individuals in their career development.

2. Outline ways in which counselors, psychologists, and other professionals can best support queer identifying individuals.


Matt Le Brasseur has been interested in career development and counseling since he interned at the Syracuse University Office of Career services back in 2008. Since then, he has become a nationally certified workforce development specialist, advised students on career development issues and concerns, and completed hundreds of hours of volunteer career services through public library systems. In his day to day, he serves as an adjunct assistant professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington, D.C. as well as the campuses’ Director of Campus Life & Student Support. Holding master’s degrees in psychology and Higher Education administration, and a graduate certificate in career advising, he is in the dissertation stage of a PhD program in Higher Education at Notre Dame of Maryland. His research areas include representation, socialization, and media.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.


Baquet, S. N., Marasco, V. M., & Hill, J. A. (2021). Queer vocational and workplace considerations. In Queer Psychology (pp. 257-273). Springer, Cham.

Dugger, S. M. (2015). Foundations of career counseling: A case-based approach. Pearson.

Gysbers, N.C., Heppner, M.J., & Johnston, J.A. (2014). Career counseling: Holism, diversity, &strengths. American Counseling Association.

Moe, J., Bower, J., & Clark, M. (2017). Counseling queer and genderqueer clients. Affirmative counseling with LGBTQI+ people, 213-226.

Speciale, M., & Scholl, M. B. (2019). LGBTQ AFFIRMATIVE CAREER COUNSELING: An Intersectional Perspective. Career Planning & Adult Development Journal, 35(1).

Worthington, R. L., & Strathausen, J. N. (2017). Addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer clients: An analysis of recent research and scholarship. Handbook of sexual orientation and gender diversity in counseling and psychotherapy, 333-364.

Registration and Fees

Chicago School Faculty, Students, and Alumni: Free (Chicago School email required for free registration)

Community Members: $10.00

Potential Students Only (*No CEUs Provided*)

All funds raised through this workshop will benefit The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington DC Campus Counseling Department Scholarship Program.

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

Continuing Education

Target Audience: Professionals from all mental health disciplines and graduate students from all mental health disciplines.

Psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected]. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.


Participants must attend 100% of the program, and pass a brief comprehension quiz, in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3061. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


June 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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