top of page

Third Webinar in the

ACSSW 2023 BIPOC Series

BIPOC Representation Within the LGBTGEQIAP+ Community: It Matters!

Friday, September 15th, 2023

8:00AM-10:00AM PDT / 10:00AM-12:00PM CST / 11:00AM-1:00PM EST

This presentation will promote an intersectional framework (Chan et al, 2018) when working with LGBTGEQIAP+ clients from the BIPOC community. This approach acknowledges and affirms the ways in which gender identity and affectional orientation interacts with other privileged and marginalized aspects of the client's identity. A four stage framework (Astramovich & Scott, 2020) will be reviewed as a model to promote empowerment and provide a more holistic approach that addresses and affirms all of the clients identities. Additionally, the Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Counseling Leadership Model as well as other templates will be outlined that stress the responsibility of counselors and mental health professionals to proactively engage in anti-oppression, anti-racist activities. The specific action domains for advocating for BIPOC LGBTQIA + clients as described by Parker-Barnes, et al., 2022, will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

1.Participants will apply the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies using an intersectional framework in clinical work with LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals from the BIPOC community.


2. Participants will utilize the five action domains from the Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Counseling Leadership Model (SJCRCLM) to advocate for BIPOC LGBTGEQIAP+ clients.

Our Presenter...

Dr. Tamekia Bell.jpg

Dr. Tamekia Bell (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education within the Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Dr. Bell has been a counselor educator for eleven years in counseling programs in Illinois and California. Dr. Bell completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in May 2012. Her dissertation focused on the perceived competency of counselors working with clients with learning disabilities. Dr. Bell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  

Dr. Bell currently serves as Past-President of the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), which is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  

Dr. Bell’s research interests include disability and LGBTGEQIAP+ competency among mental health professionals, integrating an intersectional framework within counseling and counselor preparation, and research and assessment competency among counseling students. Dr. Bell has presented at the state, national, and international levels on topics that focused on disability competency, multiculturalism, diversity, allyship, pedagogy, LGBTGEQIAP+ issues, and assessment in counseling.  

This webinar is offered at no cost to ACSSW Members. 


This program has been approved for APA, CA BBS, IL IDFPR, and NBCC.  


The registration for this program can be found here:

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 IL CEUS for Counselors and Social Workers,  2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs, or 2.0 NBCC Clock Hours for Counselors

bottom of page