Cultural Diversity Workshop

Increasing Our Understanding of (and) Improving Care for LGBTQ Clients
February 9, 2018
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
6 CEUs
This workshop is designed to help participants:

  1. Learn pertinent LGBTQ definitions, concepts, myths, stereotypes, and facts.
  2. Understand social, cultural, psychological, and developmental issues facing LGBTQ individuals as well as the effects of stigma and discrimination.
  3. Understand the connection between recovery and coming out.
  4. Understand barriers to adequate health and mental health care, and demonstrate ability to identify and assess related issues.
  5. Understand clinical issues for LGBTQ individuals and provider implications.
  6. Identify effective interventions and demonstrate effective skills in working with LGBTQ youth, individuals and families.

Location: 109 N. Shore Drive, Waverly
Cost: $25.00 (non-refundable) * lunch is provided

If you have any questions contact Liz at 763-658-5800 ext. 1513 or

Mary_Tinucci.jpgMary Tinucci is a clinical social worker in St. Paul, MN. During her 24-year career in St. Paul Public Schools (1991-2015), her individual and group work practice focused on youth in special education who struggled with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, staff and families; youth in foster care, and middle school youth struggling with depression.

During her 24-year career in Saint Paul Public Schools, Ms Tinucci was an innovator, initiating and designing programs to serve the most marginalized students. In 1994, she designed and implemented Out for Equity, the third district-wide school-based LGBTQ program in the country. This program continues today, serving the needs of LGBTQ youth & adults in St. Paul Public Schools. In 2004, she created The Poetry LAB, (later known as The LAB) an arts and wellness-based special education program for youth with emotional/behavioral disorders. This program employed the therapeutic use of spoken word/poetry, visual art, music and experiential wellness with at-risk youth.

Since 2003, Ms. Tinucci has been an adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work at St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas (SCU/UST). This year, she is a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at SCU/UST.

Through her private practice, Think in Possibilities, she provides clinical supervision for social workers pursuing next-level social work licensure and facilitates Writing Circles/Support Groups. She also provides training, strategic planning support, team meeting facilitation, and consultation for school staff, teachers, social service providers, and mental health workers on topics relevant to social work practice including: LGBTQ youth and school issues, educational stability for youth in foster care, and the therapeutic use of poetry and creativity as a tool of mental health for youth and adults.

  • You will receive a confirmation notice once you have paid. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Liz at 763-658-5800 ext. 1513 or send her an email at
  • A handout for the workshop will be emailed to you if one is available. If you do not receive an email containing the handout a week prior to the scheduled workshop, contact Liz by phone or email at least 24 hours before the
  • Cancellations: Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled workshop to allow others to attend as space is limited. If you have a replacement for your spot we will need to know when you are cancelling.

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