Spring Seminar Series - Trans Competence

  • Apr 30 - Jun 11, 2023
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $25.00-$80.00 This event is now over

See below for pricing and description of seminars. 

Expanding Our Empathy & Holding
with Diverse Clients

ISCSW is thrilled to announce the much-awaited return of our Sunday Seminar continuing education programming, with a new series of vital and topical presentations.


We are fortunate to welcome  Caitlin A. Tupper, LCSW on June 11 to present on Delivering Culturally Competent Services with the Trans/Non-Binary Community:  A Trauma-Informed Approach


We sincerely hope you can join us to learn more about this important topic, and look forward to seeing you online!

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June 11    9:30AM–12:30PM     3.0 CEUs

Presented by Caitlin A. Tupper,  LCSW

Delivering Culturally Competent Services with the Trans/Non-Binary Community: 

A Trauma-Informed Approach

With the rise of anti-trans legislation and violence across the nation, it is crucial that social workers provide welcoming and inclusive services to the trans and non-binary community. This presentation will identify the basic foundations of offering trans-affirming therapy services and analyze the complex structures and systems that impact the daily lives of trans and non-binary community members. SAMHSA’s Trauma Informed Care Principles will guide the discussion and will be interwoven into clinical case examples. Resources will be offered for social workers to continue their education and be equipped with referrals to offer to their trans and non-binary clients.


  • Define and understand language around gender identity, gender expression, and pronouns.
  • Identify intersections of identities and systems of oppression that impact trans/non-binary communities.
  • Apply trauma informed care principles in clinical care of trans/ non-binary clients.
  • Discuss case examples & practice delivering trans affirming services

About Our Speaker:

Caitlin A. Tupper (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of CAT Counseling. As a queer woman, she is passionate about working with LGBTQ community through direct individual therapy and advocacy. Caitlin has educated social service providers, researchers, corporate staff, and therapists on LGBTQ cultural competencies at local, state, and national conferences trainings. Caitlin has dedicated her career to ensuring trauma informed services empower survivors of violence as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Caitlin’s previous professional roles include serving as the Director of the Anti-Violence Project at Center on Halsted, Risk Specialist at ComPsych, and LGBTQ Therapist at Clarity Clinic.



April 30    9:30AM–12:30PM     3.0 CEUs

Presented by Huey Hawkins Jr., PhD, LCSW

Increasing Adaptive Racial Socialization for Black Boys: 

A Culturally Competent Psychodynamic Analysis



Date & Time

Apr 30 - Jun 11, 2023

The Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work is a professional organization that advocates for the needs of social workers in direct practice settings, and acts as a resource by promoting the professional development of our members through research, political action, advocacy, education and affiliation.