05/09
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant

Level
Introductory

Time & Length of Session
Afternoon Sessions

Cultural Competence: Providing Inclusive Services to the LGBTQ+ Population

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Authors: Vincent Bourassa Bédard, MPO, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC; Geneviève Meloni, MSc, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC; Emma St-Laurent-Roberge, MPO, Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin, Longueil, QC.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s Code of Ethics (SAC, 2016) states that its members should demonstrate acceptance toward their patients regardless of their sexual orientation and gender. However, recent studies in speech-language pathology show that most clinicians are not knowledgeable enough about LGBTQ+ issues. This issue leads to inequities in service access, meaning that LGBTQ+ communities do not always seek needed care because of past negative experiences or fear of homophobic/transphobic comments. This workshop is specifically designed for all S-LPs and will use case studies to help clinicians feel better equipped to provide inclusive services for all clients.

Speaker

Vincent Bourassa Bédard
MPO, PhD Candidate

Speaker

Genevieve Meloni
M.Sc., PhD Candidate