Webinars

For Mental Health Practitioners 

We host webinars and speakers from all over providing CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Social Workers as approved by the State of Texas. Many states accept CEUs from out-of-state as long as they meet specific criteria.

 

I attempt to meet as many criteria for out-of-state (TX) mental health practitioners that I can. With that being said, I encourage you to look at your state's board policies on out-of-state CEUs. If there are specific criteria that they need to meet to be accepted please reach out to me and check if I meet this requirement and/or can implement it. 

tOBC Recipe 

What's the recipe? Simple. tOBC offers both live and pre-recorded webinars to best fit the needs of a busy professional.

Every recorded webinar is a recording of the live event. This allows you to experience the presenter interacting with participants and answering questions you may have. 

The best part? Whether you purchase a webinar to participate live or purchase it already recorded, you get 6 months of access to the video and any supplemental material that the presenter used and uploaded.

What does tOBC do? We believe in transparency from the start. tOBC host the recorded webinars on this website and uses our Zoom account for the live events. There is never an up-front cost from tOBC for a presenter. We take 30% of all proceeds whether it be live or recorded. This is to assist with hosting costs. We will also do marketing for all webinars and personalize each CEU certificate and send them personally to each participant for as long as we host the webinar. 

Our goal is to create exposure and a source of passive income for the presenters, and tOBC, while providing rich and needed culturally responsive and social justice-minded content. 

Upcoming Live Webinars

 

Queer Talks:  A Ten Part Series

Previous parts have been recorded and are available for purchase below.

Part NINE

Queer Talks with Parents with Lindsay Camp, LMFT & Ryan Dillon, LPC

Friday, December 4th

6:00pm -7:30pm Central Time

1.5 CEUs (synchronous)

Overview:

Discussing queer topics with parents can be challenging for multiple different reasons including parents being unaccepting and/or not having sufficient queer knowledge such as gender, orientation, and sex to name just a few. It's imperative parents and families understand the importance of queer youth having a safe and supportive household. In this session, Lindsay Camp, LMFT of Austin Teen Therapy, and Ryan Dillon, LPC of The Open Book Chat will discuss common issues that have come up in their time working with queer youth and their families. 

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Have greater knowledge of common parental issues when discussing queer topics

  2. Understand statistics and language around unsupportive households to provide to parents

  3. How to discuss the use of microaggressions and their harm

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Part TEN

Conceptualizing Queerness with Ryan Dillon, LPC

Friday, December 11th

6:00pm -7:30pm Central Time

1.5 CEUs (synchronous)

Overview:

We're at the end of the webinar series and boy have we covered a lot! In our final session, we will be conceptualizing queerness through the lens and using the information from the nine previous sessions. Have a question that came up after the webinar? Have a case you want to consult with? This is the time! This session is open to any mental health professional, even if you didn't attend another webinar.  

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Conceptualize concepts of queerness and discuss it in their everyday and professional lives. 

  2. Develop more confidence in themselves with regard to queer knowledge 

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

DISCLAIMER: All live webinars are recorded and used as asynchronous CEU opportunities. Your purchase of this webinar indicates your understanding and premission to use your image and interactions from this live webinar experience in the recorded version. 

Pre-Recorded Webinars

Queer Talks Part One

Intro to Queer Topics with Ryan Dillon, LPC

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Ryan Dillon, LPC of The Open Book Chat explores common topics mental health professionals will face while working with clients from the queer community. These include, but are not limited to, gender, transitioning, sexual orientation, sex, relationships, and more. Working with the queer community is extremely rewarding, however, clinicians need to be aware of common stressors, microaggressions, and topics within the queer community. 

Objectives for CEUs:​

  1. At the conclusion, participants will feel more knowledgable in queer topics such as gender, transitioning, sex orientation, and relationships

  2. Understand common microaggressions when discussing queer topics

  3. Introduce common topics in the queer community being presented in other parts of the workshop series

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Four

Off the Binary with Shaina Singh, LCSW-S

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Providing affirmative care is critical to the safety of our clients. With this webinar, you will overcome the knowledge barrier, learn correct terminology, learn to avoid harm to transgender and non-binary clients, and start your journey to supporting off the binary identifying clients. 

Objectives for CEUs:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Learn and differentiate correct terms 

  2. Define transgender as an identity

  3. How to support someone when they come out

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Seven

Sex while Queer with Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Honeyyyyyyyyyyyyyy......this webinar is gonna teach you everything your gym teacher forgot to tell you about sex. It is sex ed with a focus on Queer and Kinky connections; exploring multiple ways to enhance pleasure through the lens of expansive sexuality. This workshop will examine common myths about sex and explain how expansive sexualities help us challenge these myths while also giving us tools to get more pleasure out of any romantic and/or erotic connection. Reducing sexual shame, exploring sexual desires, and sexual communication are just a few of the topics on which this workshop will focus. So, come with an open mind and leave with a deeper understanding of how to get more pleasure out of your sex life.

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will learn at least one new communication skill for expressing sexual desires.

  2. Participants will learn the 4-D wheel of sexuality to better understand their own sexual desires.

  3. Participants will learn how to reduce sexual shame within themselves.

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Two

Immigrant Experience X Queerness with Melody Li, LMFT

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Immigrants of Color and children of immigrants of Color are constantly straddling multi-cultures. Navigating White spaces facing challenges such as language barriers, microaggressions, and prejudice is stressful enough.  To that, add the queerness layer and everything from identity development to relationships become that much more complex.  This webinar will both celebrate the strengths of queer immigrants of Color, and hold space for their pains.  Participants will learn how colonization and colonized mental health care harms queer immigrants of Color, and discuss ways to reduce harm.  You will learn to begin to view intersectional oppression from historical, intergenerational, and systemic lenses.  Together, let’s learn ways to support queer immigrants of Color, their families, and communities. 

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify minority stresses unique to queer immigrants of Color and queer children of immigrants of Color.

  2. Explain the difference between historical, intergenerational, and systemic intersectional trauma.

  3. Develop ways to advocate for queer immigrants of Color, their families, and communities.

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Five

Diet Culture & The Impact on Marginalized Communities with Dr. Ebony

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Diet culture is a system of beliefs and standards that praises and rewards thin bodies, while also attaching one’s worth to their body size. The beliefs and standards are everywhere and interwoven throughout many facets of our lives. We can’t move in and out of seasons or change years without being reminded of diet culture’s presence, and pressures. While operating under the guise of health and wellness, diet culture is anything but healthy and well. In fact, it’s downright oppressive. This webinar will address ways in which diet culture oppresses marginalized groups and why it’s important to be aware of how this might show up in our work with ourselves and our clients.

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will gain insight on:

  1. Evaluate ways in which diet culture impacts their work

  2. Advocate for healthier behaviors that empower themselves and clients

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Eight

Queer Teens a talk with Kathryn Gonzalez and Ryan Dillon, LPC

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

While there have been significant strides in media representation, increased legal protections, and a growing acceptance of queer and trans people in general, queer and trans youth do not have it any easier in 2020 than those who came of age a decade or two ago

 

It is critical for helping professionals, especially mental health professionals, to understand that life is not easier for queer and trans youth in 2020, it's different.

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Dive deep into their assumptions about the current state of the quality of life for queer and trans youth, 

  2. Ask the questions that have never felt safe or appropriate to ask, and 

  3. Reaffirm that queer and trans youth deserve to be loved, acknowledged, and accepted exactly as they are.

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Three

Queering the Spectrum

with Julie Burke, LPC

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Julie Burke, LPC explores the world of working with queer individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities--particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participants will gain a better understanding of working with people with differing abilities through this experiential training becoming better equipped to work with this population.

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will gain insight on:

  1. Developmental and intellectual disabilities, particularly DSM criteria/impairments and comorbid disorders

  2. Understand social and emotional struggles queer individuals may experience and effective interventions to support them

  3. Be provided with counseling strategies to support family members of individuals with developmental disabilities

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

Queer Talks Part Six

Queering Relationships with Ryan Dillon, LPC

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Concepts of relationship structures stretch far beyond just monogamy. It is essential that mental health providers understand non-monogamous relationships structures to be an effective provider in today's world. During this workshop will we explore and discuss different relationships structures and how being queer can play a role in these structures. 

Objectives for CEUs:

​At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Define and discuss non-monogamous relationship structures. 

  2. Understand how being queer can impact relationships

  3. Understand ways to update their current clinical practices to become more effective in working with queer relationships. 

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$60

The Art of Erotica with Mrs. Adam Maurer and Ryan Dillon

1.5 CEUs (asynchronous)

Overview:

Technology today offers us a chance to share our sexuality with others in countless ways. Dating and hookup apps, social media, and good old fashion sexts; to name a few. This workshop will focus on how to have fun while you utilize pictures, audio, video, as well as words to create erotic content your partner/s will be begging for. Safety and consent are key concepts we will cover, and from there we will explore tips to have fun while taking your ability to craft engaging erotica to a whole new level of art..

Objectives for CEUs:

  1. At the conclusion, participants will gain insight on how technology can enhance sexual and intimate connection in relationships

  2. Develop tools to discuss boundary setting and consent with clients who utilize technology to enhance their sexual and intimate experiences. 

Investment:

Includes CEUs and access to recorded webinar

$40

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The Open Book Chat is not a mental health tool and should not be treated as a replacement for mental health services. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health provider in your area. 

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