CALL FOR PRESENTERS

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL IS JANUARY 17, 2020

To meet the CEU requirements set forth by licensing boards, at least one presenter must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Master's level education or higher in a mental health related field

  • Certification by a mental health organization in the specific subject area to be taught

  • License or certification as a mental health professional by a state/national organization

OPTION ONE:

3-HOUR ETHICS PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE - FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020

The 2020 Program Committee is seeking a qualified presenter (or team of co-presenters) to teach a 3-hour workshop on the ethical considerations mental health providers may encounter when helping LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families. The presenter(s) must be well-versed in the current board rules related to ethics by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. The workshop should focus on ethical conduct, boundaries, decision making, and problem-solving with diverse groups. In addition to lecture, proposals that include teaching through the use of case vignettes, role-play, and interactive group exercises are highly preferred. Presenters may also utilize discussion, PowerPoint, handouts, and demonstration, to meet their learning objectives. Creativity is encouraged as long as the workshop is interactive and emphasizes the collaborative sharing of ideas and experiences. To apply, please complete the Presenter Application with the following information:

1. Your name and credentials

2. Name and credentials of co-presenter, if any

3. Title of presentation

4. Description, including 3 learning objectives

5. Your bio and professional background/experience related to the subject matter

OPTION TW0 (Must have presented at a past CRC conference):

30-MINUTE PLENARY SESSION - SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020

The 2020 Program Committee is seeking qualified individuals who have presented at a past CRC conference to give a plenary talk. Plenary sessions are 30-minute talks on a topic related to the conference theme of strengthening LGBTQ relationships and families, i.e., communication, attachment, coming out, gender identity, money/finances, religion/spirituality, intersectionality with race or nationality, etc. Plenary talks may incorporate minimal PowerPoint slides and/or video, but the primary focus should be on story telling, lecture, and connecting with the audience (similar to a TED talk). To apply, please complete the Presenter Application with the following information:

1. Your name and credentials

2. Name and credentials of co-presenter, if any

3. Title of presentation

4. Description, including 3 learning objectives

5. Your bio and professional background/experience related to the subject matter

OPTION THREE:

60-MINUTE CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSION - SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020

Conference breakout sessions are a total of one-hour in length, divided evenly into 30-minutes of presentation and 30-minutes of group discussion. These sessions should be on a topic related to the conference theme of strengthening LGBTQ relationships and families, i.e., communication, attachment, coming out, gender identity, money/finances, religion/spirituality, intersectionality with race or nationality, etc. Presenters may utilize lecture, discussion, PowerPoint, handouts, role-play, demonstration, and/or group exercises to meet their learning objectives. Creativity is encouraged as long as the workshop is interactive and emphasizes the collaborative sharing of ideas and experiences. To apply, please complete the Presenter Application with the following information:

1. Your name and credentials

2. Name and credentials of co-presenter, if any

3. Title of presentation

4. Description, including 3 learning objectives

5. Your bio and professional background/experience related to the subject matter

Integrating cutting edge science and practical experience to explore dating, relationships, and parenting within the LGBTQ community. Open to the LGBTQ public (singles and those in a relationship) as well as allies, community leaders, and mental health professionals (CE credits available).

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