Professional Workshops

Youth Services offers free and low-cost workshops for professionals and interested community members. Most Workshops are Free: Free presentation - Continuing education (CE) clock hours available for social work/counselors. We no longer do Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU's) unless noted. We are registered as a provider of Social Work/Counseling Continuing Education (which meet all the standards for Counseling, per the State of Illinois).

Therapists as Allies: Clinical Work with LGBTQ+ Youth

In this in-person workshop, clinicians will learn tools and strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ clients in therapy. With a focus on youth, we will discuss strategies for navigating identity development, family conflict, and social, legal, and medical transition for trans clients.

Structure/Content:Rainbow circle with the word ally in the middle

  • Brief review of LGBTQ+ labels and language & identity development
  • Define and discuss limitations of the historic trans narrative for working with clients
  • Identify and practice strategies for supporting identity development for LGBTQ+ clients
  • Identify and practice strategies for supporting families of LGBTQ+ youth
  • Identify resources and strategies for supporting social, medical, and legal transition

Presented by Lizzy Appleby, LCSW. Lizzy is a facilitator with a passion for working with youth and adults to create a more radically welcoming, inclusive, and kind world. A licensed clinical social worker, she currently serves as the Pride/Share Director at Youth Services in Glenview. At Youth Services, Lizzy leads several programs, including the Pride Youth Program which provides social, support, and leadership opportunities to more than 260 LGBTQ+ youth and their families from across Chicago's northern suburbs, in addition to the Share Program, which focuses on providing education to support positive relationships and communication for youth, parents, and professionals. She believes in the power of story-telling, relationships, and experiential learning to help us grow and change our world.

Date: Friday, January 20th 2023          Time: 8:30 - 11:45 am         

Fee: Free with no CEUs - $15 with CEU (3 hours of continuing education can count towards Cultural Competency requirement)

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Trainings Previously Offered

Child Psychopharmacology for Anxiety, Depression and ADHD 

This workshop is intended for professionals who would like a better understanding of current use of medication for common childhood diagnosis. Dr. Lu will p

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(Live training with Mark Sanders)


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Moving from cultural competency to cultural humility.
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Helping Emerging Adults Become the Best Versions of Themselves: Infusing Positive Psychology with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy