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Ethical Strategies for Dealing with Sexual/Gender Orientation and Religious Conflicts: Healing the rifts within our community and profession.

  • 03/14/2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • University of Utah School of Social Work Conference Center 395 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT. 84112
  • 44


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Base fee:
  • Early Bird registration for LGBTQ Guild Members only. Early Bird pricing ENDS Feb 20. Non-member price is $150. Membership in the Guild starts at $25.
  • Guild members pay only $85 and membership in the Guild starts at $25. Early Bird pricing ENDS Feb 20. Register as a member today and save $65 on your registration! Click here to sign up as a member of the Guild then come back and register.
  • Registration fee for Guild members after the Early Bird discount. Membership in the Guild starts at $25. Non Guild members pay $195.
  • Membership in the Guild starts at $25. Guild members pay only $125 for this workshop. Register as a member today at and save $70 on this workshop!
  • Students & Non-clinical service providers within helping non-professional organizations who register before 3/7/14.

    We have received a couple of generous donations for us to allow students with financial need to receive $25 grants towards the $40 registration fee. If granted, the partial scholarship fee would be $15.

    To apply for a partial scholarship, contact Jim Struve at or 801-364-5700, Ext. 1
  • No discount for Guild members for walk-in registration. Join the Guild for only $25 to be informed of these events in advance and save with early bird pricing!

    ONLINE REGISTRATION closes 3/14/14.

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In March 2013 the Guild hosted a “Building Bridges” workshop. This gathering assembled 96 people along the spectrum of approaches to dealing with sexual/gender orientation and religious conflicts. We took the first steps toward the goal of breaking the cycle of polarized debate within our community. Seeds for respectful dialogue among historical opponents were planted that day.

This year’s session will build upon the successful collaborations of mental-health providers who have traditionally been adversaries but who have continued to dialogue for the past 22 months. These workshop facilitators will present practice guidelines that they have agreed upon to increase therapeutic effectiveness and prevent clinical harm. In addition, workshop participants will be given a peacemaking protocol that can be used as a template for others who have been unable to resolve historical rifts. Participants will learn more about this protocol by witnessing a real-life dialogue between 4 key community members who can express the harm done by these rifts.


This interactive workshop will establish a “call to action” that will inspire participants to extend the principles of reconciliation.

Register now!  Early Bird pricing ENDS FEB 20.

6 Hours Ethics CEUs approved by NASW, UMHCA, UAMFT and UPA.

Sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, Utah Chapter; Reconciliation & Growth Project; Utah Mental Health Counseling Association; Utah Pride Center; Utah Psychological Association, and the Utah Association for Women in Psychology.

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