Robert Hoffman, MA, LPCA – Volunteer Director of Mental Health Education and Advocacy Outreach for Faith in America, works professionally as Managing Partner of Piedmont Counseling and Development Group, a leading regional mental/behavioral health and substance abuse services practice where he provides psychotherapy, organizational consulting and paid lecturing services.
He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Lenoir Rhyne University where he will be teaching a full year course for 2016/17 entitled “Race, Gender, and Sexual Identity in the American Religious Landscape” which will examine both religious allies of individuals and communities of minority status as well as the role heteropatriarchy has had in creating a scriptural hermeneutic for oppression of same.
He leads Educational and Advocacy Outreach in the Catawba Valley Region on behalf of OutRight Youth. Under the auspices of Faith in America he seeks to expand education and advocacy outreach nationally to increase LGBTQ ethical competence on the part of mental health professionals and will be providing Continuing Education Units (both seated and online) for these professionals to remedy ignorance in this crucial area. Further, he will lead education and advocacy efforts around the ethical and legal obligations of mental health professionals to LGBTQ individuals.
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