Annual LGBT Quality Care Conference

New Times, New Challenges:

SunServe’s Annual LGBT Clinical Care Conference




Co-presented by Barry University Schools of Social Work and Education


Friday, November 8, 2019

Barry University, Miami, FL




8:00 – 8:45 Registration Landon Student Union Building

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Landon Student Union Building

9-10 – Keynote Landon Student Union Building


Breakout session locations identified in printed program

10:15-11:15 Breakout session #1

11:30-12:30 Break out session #2


12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch: Landon Student Union Building


Breakout session locations identified in printed program

1:45-2:45 Breakout session #3

3:00-4:00 Breakout session #4


Keynote LGBTQ Care: New Times, New Challenges

Nik Harris, JD, LGBTQ Consumer Advocate, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs


Nik Harris previously  served at the Florida Department of Health's Prosecution Services Unit as an Assistant General Counsel responsible for litigating administrative cases before the Department of Administrative Hearings, investigating and recommending proceedings to Board concerning medical professionals requiring assistance with substance abuse issues, letters of reprimand, suspension, revocation, fines, and more. Harris is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.




While participants are encouraged to consider attending all four sessions within one track to gain the benefit of a cohesive training experience in a specific topic area, participants are free to choose sessions from any track in any time period.



  • Building a Working Alliance with LGB Clients (Training on building a working alliance with transgender clients is in a separate track)
  • Youth Coming Out: What Clinicians Need to Know
  • Gay while Graying: Addressing the Needs and Concerns of LGB Seniors
  • Boundary Issues for LGB Clients



  • Expanding Your Understanding About the Meaning of Gender
  • WPATH Primer for Therapists
  • The Essential Clinical Challenge: Being a Care Team Member, not a Gate Keeper
  • Providing Clinical Care in a Non-Accepting or Hostile Environment



  • Affirming Sexual Diversity
  • Developmental Impact of Religious Shaming
  • Faith, Sexuality, & Recovery
  • Neurodiversity & Sex



This track was designed with clinicians more familiar with LGBTQ care in mind. Presentations presume clinical experience in serving the LGBTQ community

  • Creating a New Identity Through Transition
  • Queer Enough?
  • Digging Deeper into Trans Care Complex Issues: Retransition? Detransition?, Other?
  • Tools for Fostering Resilience in LGBT Youth
  • Post Cisgender Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Taking on Intersectionality in the Counseling Room
  • Taking on Spirituality Topics in the Counseling Room
  • Transgender Dating and Coupling
  • The Power of What You Say: Why Words Matter.


COSTS: (includes continental breakfast and lunch)


$85 full fee registration

$40 for SunServe Collective Members, Barry University faculty and field instructors

$20 for graduate students in social work, counseling or nursing

To inquire about group rates (2 or more registering at the same time)  for staff members at non-profit agencies email


Continuing education credits for all workshops: LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, CNAs, RNs, ARNPs: 5 CEUs for full conference attendance, Florida Board of Psychology (Exp. 5/31/2020), Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy& Mental Health Counseling Provider (Exp. 3/2021) and Florida Board of Nursing Provider (Exp. 10/31/2020). CEBroker #50– 5251. Addictions Professional CEUs cannot be uploaded to CE Broker.  Participants need to submit certificates of attendance on their own for credit