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Trauma and LGBTQI Community: Impact and Implications

October 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
6 CEU/clock hours
Location: 115 Stillman Hall


This training will explore the impact of trauma on LGBTQI community with regards to heteronormativity, levels of trauma, and review implications for improving services.

Trauma informed care considerations, addressing internalized negative beliefs, and trauma treatment will be reviewed. This training will utilize psychoeducation, neurobiology of trauma, cultural competency considerations, and intervention strategies along with case studies and small group discussion.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to...

  • Identify  3 special considerations when working with LGBTQIAH community .
  • Improve understanding of symptom compounding as it relates to providing health services to LGBTQIAH clients.
  • Increase awareness of heteronormativity and impact of service delivery.

Meet your presenter:

Tammy Moore is an independently licensed social worker with a supervisory designation through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Tammy graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2001 and received her Master of Social Work from the Ohio State University in 2005.

Tammy has worked in the field of mental health for over ten years in various capacities, including working with at-risk youth and survivors of domestic violence in Private Practice. Most recently, Tammy worked as a trauma therapist at Mount Carmel’s Crime and Trauma Assistance Program. There, Tammy provided individual, group, and family therapy to survivors of trauma, specializing in treatment of childhood abuse, sexual violence, grief, LGBTQ specific and traumatized children. She also served as a supervisor for graduate students and provided EMDR consultation. Tammy is a certified EMDR therapist and has met the criteria to be an Approved EMDR Consultant.

Tammy has presented at local, statewide, and national conferences on various topics including Trauma Informed Care, Trauma and the Brain, Impact of Trauma on Children, Trauma and the LGBTQ Community, and Treatment for Childhood Sexual Abuse and Secondary Trauma. Additionally, Tammy has served as a Board Member for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), a consultant for Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, and is a member of EMDR International Association. Tammy is trained to provide evidenced-based therapeutic interventions including EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT, play therapy, DBT, and motivational interviewing. She approaches all sessions from a collaborative, strengths-based approach based on respect, open communication, and hope.

Lisa Hayes, LISW-S is a trauma therapist at Columbus College of Art and Design and also works in private practice.  Specialties include working with both adult and adolescent survivors of intimate partner violence, violent crime, childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ survivors of violent crime and sexual assault.  She also has experience working with dissociative disorders, anxiety, depression, compulsions, significant life changes, phobias, and veterans.  She is a trained EMDR clinician.  Other training includes: TF-CBT, CBT, IFS, DBT skills, Sensorimotor skills, mindfulness skills, and various expressive therapies.



The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio CSWMFT Board. Our social work provider number is: RST111002. Our counselor provider number is: RCX011401.