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Gender Affirming Pronouns Training

On-Demand Pre-Recorded Video Training

Workshop Information

Have you ever been confused or not known the correct gender pronoun or terminology when meeting a new person? Do you want to be more confident, comfortable, and respectful in understanding and using pronouns that are gender-inclusive and gender-affirming? This one-hour pre-recorded course will take you through the ins and outs of understanding gender pronouns and why they’re important. The presenter will discuss the history of gender pronouns and give examples of the uses of gender-inclusive pronouns. Gender pronoun best practices will be discussed and gender-neutral pronoun practice activities will be provided. 

Course Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Mental health professionals including social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, licensed addictions counselors
WORKSHOP DETAILS

Online, Pre-Recorded/On-Demand
Distance Learning Course

Cost: $25 – Includes:

  • 1.0 CE Credits

  • One-year online access to course

  • Downloadable course workbook

 

Training Format: On-Demand Pre-Recorded Online Video-Based Training (recorded March 2022)

Registration: Participant can register quickly and easily by clicking the “Enroll Now” button below or visit our Course Registration page and scroll down to find your desired course. Registration is on a rolling/ongoing basis and currently has no registration deadline. Scroll down for cancellation/refund information and deadlines.

Presenter:  Gregory A. Brightbill, MBA, MEd
 

CE Credits: 1.0 Self-Study Online Pre-Recorded CE Credits
Accepted for:​

  • ASWB ACE Provider Credits

  • Category II Maryland Social Work

  • DC Social Work Credits

Presenter
Gregory Brightbill, MBA, MEd

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Gregory A. Brightbill (pronouns: he/him/they) is the owner of Bright Baltimore, LLC, a training and consulting company located in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in LGBTQ+ advocacy and allyship. In addition to his work at Bright Baltimore, Greg works full time at the University of Maryland, Baltimore as an Associate Director in Student Affairs where he supports the educational, professional, and identity-based needs of health and human services students pursuing graduate and professional degrees. Additionally, Greg serves as the Vice-Chair of the GLSEN Maryland Board of Directors, an education and advocacy organization specializing in the needs of k-12 Queer youth in the Maryland Schools. Greg’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in psychology, a Master of Education in college student personnel administration, and a Master of Business Administration. Furthermore, Greg is currently in the candidacy phase of his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership degree while he writes his dissertation titled: A Grounded Approach Campus Climate Model for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students in Graduate and Professional Education.

COURSE AGENDA
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COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this training attendees will be able to…

  1. Describe the importance of gender pronouns and their proper usage for all individuals.

  2. Recognize the difference between gender, sex assigned at birth, and sexual orientation.

  3. Use and incorporate gender pronoun best practices into their everyday life.

  4. Demonstrate the use of gender-neutral and gender-inclusive pronouns

CE CREDIT INFO

Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits.

  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.

ADDITIONAL CE ACCREDITATION

1.0 Category II Maryland Social Work CE Credits

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This pre-recorded video-based online course is self-paced and has no real-time or live interaction (non-interactive). The course does include video-based prompts and activities to be completed in the accompanying downloadable course workbook. Course questions can be directed to info@marylandceu.com

System Requirements:

  • Please make sure your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or smart device has the following:

    • The most recent version of a web browser listed below

    • Javascript enabled

    • PDF plugin

    • Graphic and audio output capability

    • Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended)

    • TLS 1.2 supported by your web browser

  • Supported Web Browsers (please make sure your web browser is updated with the latest version):

    • Desktop:

      • Chrome

      • Firefox

      • Safari

      • Microsoft Edge

    • Mobile:

      • iOS Safari: 11 and up

      • Chrome

      • Samsung Internet

    • Unsupported Browsers

      • Internet Explorer 

      • Chromium

      • Linux Web Browsers

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.
 

CE and Course Completion Requirements:

To earn the full CE Credits and successfully complete this course participants are required to: 

  1. Enroll in the course and complete the attendee attestation at the start of the course.

  2. Watch course videos in full and in order and complete course activities.

  3. Receive a passing score of at least 80% on all course quizzes. Quizzes may be retaken by participants.

  4. Complete the required course evaluation at the conclusion of the course. 

  5. A code will be sent to participants who have completed the course and the evaluation. Using this code participants must complete the final Code Quiz at the end of the training to receive their certificate.
     

Refund and Cancellations:

To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Customers may request a refund (minus admin fee) or credit towards another training within 14 days after course purchase AND if they have not watched/completed more than 5 videos, lessons, or activities in the course. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

 

Accommodations:
Please email info@marylandceu.com or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form
OR

Emailing concerns to info@marylandceu.com
 

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.

 

STATE BOARDS ACCEPTING OUR ASWB ACE PROVIDER STATUS

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West Virginia Social Workers*

Wisconsin Social Workers

Wyoming Social Workers

DISCLAIMER

PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at info@maryalndceu.com or complete our Contact Us form.