William MacGillivray

  • donated 2017-09-24 13:21:47 -0500

    ABCs of LGBT Health Care

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    Registration for this new conference is now open for professionals seeking continuing education credit.  The cost of registration is $75 per person, allowing each participant to receive 5 continuing education units.  Professionals are encouraged to register early as fees may increase the day of the conference. 

    ***If you are a professional not seeking credit or a member of the public, you are welcome to attend free of charge if you register here

    The conference takes place on October 7 at the Hilton Knoxville located at 501 W. Church Ave. in Knoxville, TN. 

    Schedule:  The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by presentations.  The lunch break takes place at 11:45 and many good options are available near the hotel.  The conference ends between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

    Parking:  Parking is available for Hilton guests in an attached garage. Self parking is $13 per day or $16 per day valet parking for overnight guests. Day guests can self park at a discounted rate of $10 if attending meetings and functions
    in the hotel. Valet Parking is available 24 hours a day. Locust Street Garage is owned by the city and is currently $2.00 for the first 2 hours, and $1.00 for each additional hour (max $7.00). Complimentary parking is offered at city owned garages on most nights and weekends.

    This conference is made possible through a generous grant from the City of Knoxville.

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  • endorsed 2016-04-21 10:23:00 -0500
    It is important to stay focused that the issue is not religion but the attempts of others to impose their religious views on other religious (as well as non-religious) people.

    Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee

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    On April 18, 2016 about 30 pastors shamefully stood in Legislative Plaza and spoke in favor of the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  And religion was used to advance the counseling discrimination bill.  Many more clergy across Tennessee publicly opposed both bills.

    Whether you're religious or not, aren't you tired of religion being used to support discrimination in our laws?  If so, endorse this statement:

    We oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law.  To use religion to divide us in our public life violates the spirit of the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions, does harm to the people of Tennessee, and brings scandal to religion.

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  • endorsed 2016-04-18 17:32:17 -0500
    Licensed psychologists (and I assume all others) are ethically and, therefore, legally bound to refer patients to other professionals when their personal biases or other limitations would interfere with optimally effective treatment. Not only does this proposal seek to institutionalize discrimination, but one must ask where is the line to be drawn for suffering help-seekers when, say, they need a cardiologist? One must ask here, “Who would Christ turn away?”

    I asked Governor Haslam to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill

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    Take a minute to contact Governor Bill Haslam by phone message or on Twitter and then let us know you did it using this form.  Let's get to 500 or more!

    I called or Tweeted Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and urged him to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill.  I'm asking you to do the same this week.

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  • signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-12 15:17:35 -0500
    I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with a rpivate practice in Oak Ridge, TN. I ask that you veto this law that not only infringes on our professional ethics, but is a vile attempt to sanction state discrimination.

    VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill

     

    Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.

    4,239 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We urge you to veto HB1840, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on the counselor's biases and values.  This bill puts the focus on the desires of counselors rather than on the needs of clients, damaging the counseling profession and putting clients at risk. 

    An anti-bullying amendment was stripped from the bill in the House Health Committee leaving youth vulnerable in areas where mental health services are not widely available.

    Thank you for considering our views.

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