December Chapter Meeting - Addressing Internalized Stigma in the LGBTQIA+ Population

  • Friday, December 08, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual


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NIEAPA's December Chapter Meeting & Professional Education

Friday, December 8, 2023 • 9:00am - 12:00pm

9:00 - 9:40 | Meeting
9:50 - 12:00  | Webinar

Addressing Internalized Stigma in the LGBTQIA+ Population (2.0 CEUs)

In this presentation, participants will explore information regarding internalized stigma, or what many still call internalized homophobia. Many of the LGBTQIA+ folks seeking services have at some point or are currently struggling with how they view themselves within a world that does not view them the same way. This can present itself in a variety of ways and is often not brought up in therapeutic intervention. This presentation will offer supports in doing just that in both short term and long term interventions through an ACT framework. This presentation will allow participants to:

  • Understand the history of Internalized Homophobia and the research to support the term Internalized stigma
  • Learn ways to bring the topic into the therapeutic space that promotes healing
  • Receive an overview of the ACT framework and how ACT conceptualizes Internalized Stigma
  • Discover techniques to assist clients in diving into dismantling their own internalized stigma
  • Learn more about what you can do outside of the sessions to support LGBTQIA+ people living "lives worth living."


Jack Smith-Moore

Jack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving as the Clinical Director of IntraSpectrum Counseling, overseeing the incredible quality of care their clinicians are providing for the LGBT+ community members and the Chicago-land area at large. He has provided leadership and clinical care in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and in-home programs over the last 12 years. Jack loves the opportunity to meet with clinicians and facilitate clinical growth opportunities on topics related to LGBTQ+ care, Anxiety, Mood/Depression, and evidence-based tools or frameworks to help treat such issues.



As part of your membership benefit, all Chapter Meetings are free! Members are also allowed to share one free pass with a guest. You will be asked to provide a name and email for your guest when you register, so please have these ready!

Non-Members - $40
Other EAPA Members - $10 (discount code required)
Students - FREE (discount code required)

MEMBER NOTE:  To receive your complimentary member rate, NO PROMO CODE REQUIRED! Simply enter the email address associated with your NIEAPA membership. If you cannot remember your email address contact the NIEAPA office at

Discount codes are available for students and other EAPA members. To receive the discount code, please contact the NIEAPA office at
Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #3115, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756

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