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New Ways of Thinking About Sexuality

In partnership with Whitman-Walker Health Center

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, 9:15AM-12:30PM


Joshua Riley, LPC, Director of Community Commitment and Training

CE/CME Award:

3 CE/CME credits (gender diversity)


Regular $90


  • Contributing $72
  • Sustaining $63
  • Silver $58.5
  • Gold $54

WSP Current Students $30

Other students please contact the administrative office before registering.

At the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #400, Washington DC 20016


Cultural competency with sexual and gender minorities goes beyond just understanding seemingly ever-changing acronyms and terms.  This session will explore how health professionals can competently swim in this alphabet soup.  The session will explore the concepts of gender and sexuality; the complex relationship between behavior, identity, and stigma; the importance of language; and strategies for putting session content into practice.  With emphasis on understanding the transgender experience, the session will also cover LGBT demographics in the U.S. and LGBT health disparities.


  • Describe basic principles of gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Define and explore health disparities as experienced by gender and sexuality minorities.
  • Define and discuss gender and identity-inclusive language and terminology.
  • Explore strategies for improving the healthcare experience across the gender and sexuality spectrum.



Josh Riley serves as Director of Community Commitment at Whitman-Walker Health.  In this External Affairs role, he responds to and coordinates incoming requests for Whitman-Walker’s expertise and resources, including sponsorships, event participation, speakers and trainings, technical assistance visits, space use, foreign and domestic visitors, informational visits, volunteer groups, and more. Additionally, he nurtures collaborations with outside organizations and other partners; produces community events; and conducts LGBTQ and HIV competency, and other trainings.  Previously at Whitman-Walker, he was Senior Manager of Behavioral Health where he managed a continuum of mental health, substance abuse, and peer-based programs and staff.

As a psychotherapist, program manager, researcher, and director, he has been working with underserved sexual and gender minority populations at the intersection of HIV prevention, substance misuse treatment, and mental health care, since 2005. He is a licensed professional counselor with a small private practice in DC. He holds degrees from Earlham College and Loyola College in Maryland.


Online registration is closed. Space is available though, so you may register 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 3_ 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.