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We’re Queer and We’ve Been Here!

October 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

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

This live course offers 1.5 APA CE credits for Psychologists, 1.5 BBS California CEUs for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists, or 1.5 NBCC Clock Hours.

About This Event

Attendees will learn about the core tenants of Queer Liberation Psychology: testimonio (personal liberation work), concientización (counselors developing a critical consciousness of oppression and mental health), realismo crítico (the development of critical consciousness by people who have experienced oppression), problematización (developing a critical understanding of the “problem”), and de-ideologizing psychology.

Through this lens of Queer Liberation Psychology, attendees will be asked to reflect on the historical oppression of people who are gender and sexual minorities and the impact of imperialism, colonialism, and forced religious conversion. Reflection activities will include watching short video testimonies and utilizing an interactive map of global gender and sexual diverse identities. Attendees will be expected to actively participate in small group and large group discussions.

Learning Objectives

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

1) list the key principles of Queer Liberation Psychology.

2) explain the importance of concientización, realism crítico, and problematización.

3) explain how imperialism, colonialism, and forced religious conversion contributed to the oppression of gender and sexual minorities.


Dr. Shauna Moore Reynolds, Ed.D., LCPC-S, NCC, ACS is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington DC Campus. Dr. Reynolds holds a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas Southern University.

Dr. Shauna Moore Reynolds is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LCPC-S) in Maryland, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Washington, D.C., a NBCC National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Shauna has served her community discussing the importance of mental health care and self-care. She holds positions as a Mental Health First Aid Facilitator, Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer and continues to be a source of support and mentorship for master’s level mental health counseling interns, pre-licensed and post-licensed counselors. During Dr. Shauna’s time of government services, she has held positions at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, The Washington, D.C. Attorney Generals’ Office, The United States Attorneys’ Office, and The Department of Justice. Currently, Dr. Shauna is the owner and Executive Director of SMR Counseling Services, located in Maryland. Dr. Shauna’s areas of research include Anxiety, Depression, Crisis, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Glen Bradley (no pronouns, or they or he) is a master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. His background includes advocacy and activism for LGBTQ+ people, beginning during his undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University, where he worked at the LGBTQ+ student resource center. Glen was invited to the 2016 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, where he spoke on LGBTQ+ cultural competency issues at Catholic universities.

Glen has over 8-years of experience facilitating LGBTQ+ cultural competency training seminars across a diverse field, from the DC office for the Federal Maritime Commission to the DC Mental Health Counseling Association.

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.


Asakura, K. (2017). Paving pathways through the pain: A grounded theory of resilience among lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(3), 521-536.

Meyer, I. H. (2015). Resilience in the study of minority stress and health of sexual and gender minorities. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(3), 209-213.

Singh, A. A. (2010). It takes more than a rainbow sticker!: Advocacy on queer issues in counseling. In M. J. Ratts, R. L. Toporek & J. A. Lewis (Eds.), ACA advocacy competencies: A social justice framework for counselors; ACA advocacy competencies: A social justice framework for counselors. American Counseling Association.

Singh, A. A., Parker, B., Aqil, A. R., & Thacker, F. (2020). Liberation psychology and LGBTQ+ communities: Naming colonization, uplifting resilience, and reclaiming ancient his-stories, her-stories, and t-stories. In L. Comas-Díaz & E. Torres Rivera (Eds.), Liberation psychology: Theory, method, practice, and social justice. American Psychological Association.

Registration and Fees

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

Community Members: $15.00

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 Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. 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.


October 6, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT


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