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Date Jun 29, 2021
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Maryland clinical instructor Lee C. Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C; Walden faculty member Mark Leggett, PhD; and Bettina Straight, director of diversity, inclusion, and organizational effectiveness at Walden, will discuss care for the LBGTQAI+ community from the perspectives of educators, clinicians, and patients. This interactive roundtable discussion will explore the impact of caregiver interactions on the patient experience, offer strategies for culturally competent care, and highlight health disparities for the LBGTQAI+ community.

Meet Your Speakers

Bettina Straight

Bettina Straight Bettina Straight is an Independent Training Consultant and the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Organizational Effectiveness at Walden University. She holds a BA in Sociology and an MS in Student Personnel Administration and is a trainer on leadership and diversity topics for more than 20 years. Using personal experiences, observations, and the wisdom of peers, she creates comfortable environments for people to safely share and engage in sometimes-difficult work.

Lee C. Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C

Lee C. Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C Lee C. Westgate is a board-approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Maryland. He earned his master’s in social work from the University of Maryland and a master’s in business administration from the University of Baltimore. He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He has been published in The New Social Worker , The Journal of Employee Assistance, Infusion magazine, Provider magazine, and Social Work Today.

Mark Leggett, PhD

Mark Leggett, PhD Dr. Mark Leggett joined Walden University in 2015 after having served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, where he taught in the Program in Counselor Education. He is a licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Louisiana, with more than 20 years of private practice experience. He has also served as President of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling in both Alabama and Louisiana.

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''Share your pride and allyship with both the LBGTQIA+ community and your Walden family with limited-edition WaldenGear merchandise. All proceeds from Pride items will be donated to our advocacy organization partner.

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