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Ethics, Risk, Management, and an Intersectional View of LGBT Mental Health

Richard Ruth, PhDcouple

Sunday June 26, 2016, 11-6PM

Credits and Fees

6 CEs

Regular Fee: $180
Current WSP members $120
Current WSP students: $30

Other students please contact the administrative office

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW, #400, Washington DC 20016

As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender (LGBT) issues come out of the closet more and more of our clinical community will see this group of complex people in their therapy offices.  As clinicians it our obligation to have a well-grounded, thoughtful understanding of the unique issues that face this diverse population. 

We will examine these unique issues through the lense of our professional ethical principles.  Through vignettes based on real life situations clinicians will work to understand the complexities of intersectionality in the LGBT community- therapist/patient, gender/gender expressions, socio-economic status, social class.


Richard Ruth, PhD, is associate professor of clinical psychology at the PsyD program at The George Washington University, where he teaches courses in ethics and professional issues; a member of the steering committee and faculty with the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry; and a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice.

Schedule of the program

11:00 AM Registration

11:30 Introduction

11:45 Discussion of a clinical scenario 1 in small groups

12:40 Large group discussion of the scenario 1

1:10 Break (10 min)

1:20 Discussion of a clinical scenario 2 in small groups

2:15 Large group discussion of the scenario 2

3:15 Break (10 min)

3:25 Discussion of a clinical scenario 3 in small groups

4:20 Large group discussion of the scenario 3

4:40 Break (10 min)

4:50 Discussion of a clinical scenario 4 in small groups

5:35 Summation

6 PM Complete



Online registration is closed. However there is space available for Sunday. Please call or pay at the door.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of _ of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.