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Sexual Minority & Gender Equity Training For EveryBODY

I'm Dr. Heidi Breaux. I specialize in providing training on all topics related to equity with a strong focus on best practices for working with sexual minority and gender diverse people. I've led many CE & CEU trainings at large universities, non-profits, government agencies, and more. I've been a graduate school professor for over a decade, teaching on a wide range of topics across the curriculum. I've provided educational materials for employee trainings, conferences, panels, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S.


***Heidi Breaux Consulting, LLC is a Approval Organization for

Social Work Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Louisiana***


Tulane University, Doctorate of Social Work, 2021

Harvard University, Certificate - Leaders in Learning, 2021

New York University, Master of Social Work, 2005

Rutgers University, Bachelor of Social Work, 2004

LCSW-R in New York, LCSW-BACS in Louisiana, LCSW Tennessee

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Panelist at Community Healthcare Network’s 7th Annual Transgender Health Conference, 2017 


“Transgender and Gender Non- Conforming Practice Patient for Medical Providers”, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2017


Poster Presentation, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 2017

“Ethical Practice with LGBTQIA+ Students in Field”, Tulane University School of Social Work, approved by the state for CEUs, 2018

“Ethical Practice Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Field Education”, Tulane University School of Social Work Field Instructor’s Workshop, approved by the state for CEUs, 2019

“The Next Step: Navigating the Online and Traditional College Search with your Transgender and Gender Expansive Child”, Gender NYC Conference, 2019

"Best Practices for Working With Sexual Minority and Gender Diverse (LGBTQIA+) People", Southeastern Louisiana University School of Social Work, approved by the state for CEUs, 2020

"Considerations for Trauma Informed Care with Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth", Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy - Trauma Informed Care Conference, approved by the state for CEUs, 2021


"LGBTQIA+ Basics: Sexual Minority & Gender Identity 101", Southeastern Louisiana University, 2021


Career Alumni Panel, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 2021


"How Can Transgender Theory Adapt Cisgender Culture?," Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, TransFormations 2021: Trans Lives in the 21st Centrury Conference NYC, 2021


Poster Presentation, Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), Annual APM Conference, 2021


"Creating an Affirming Environment: Working with LGBTQIA+ Students & Clients," LGBTQIA+ Symposium Building Inclusive Communities at Southeastern Louisiana University, approved by the state for CEUs, 2022


"Working with LGBTQIA+ Students & Clients," Southern University of New Orleans, approved by the state for CEUs, 2022  

"Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) - LGBTQIA+ Cultural Competency in the Workplace," Lakeshore Legal in Michigan, 2022

"Ethical Considerations: Applying Contemporary Transgender Theory in Clinical Settings," Chicago Social Work Conference, Social Work Foundations, approved by the state for Ethical CEUs, 2022

"All In: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in HIV Advocacy,' Positively Aware, 2022

"Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Summit," Executives Club of Chicago, 2023 

"BIPOC Trans and Nonbinary Liberation: Practice and Advocacy Strategies," CE Workshop co-facilitator, American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 2023

Keynote Address, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden for LGBTQIA+ History Month, 2023

"Recommendations for Prohibiting Harmful Practices Against LGBTQIA+ Students in Field Placements," Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), Annual APM Conference 2023

"Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Foster Care," Together We Can Conference, 2023

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19+ years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I have been a professional advocate within my own community for more than two decades

The LGBT Federal Workgroup, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2007-2013
Associate Director of Adult Services, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Manhattan

(The Center), 2013-2015
Clinical Supervisor, APICHA Community Health Center (formerly the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV & AIDS), 2015-2016
Social Work Supervisor, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of STD Prevention and Control, 2016-2018

Co-Chair, Tulane University LGBTQ+ Research Collective, 2021

Project AFFIRM, 2021-Present

Louisiana State University (LSU), Diversity Committee Faculty Representative, 2022 - Present

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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (full-time, faculty), Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Social Work, 2022-Present

Adjunct Professor, Tulane University School of Social Work, 2018-2021

Adjunct Professor, New York University Silver Graduate School of Social Work, 2014-2016


National Association of Social Work Journal on Social Work,

Children and Families Social Work Journal 

Journal of Evidence Based Social Work 

Research on Social Work Practice

Teacher & Teaching Education Journal

Journal of Human Rights and Social Work

Quoted in "Building an LGBTQ-Affirming Practice", Social Work Today

Quoted in "Perspectives on Gender Inclusiveness - 5 Points for Organizations to Consider," Positively Aware


Breaux, H. (2020) Editorial: Crayons and people are not for consumption: A social work discourse on Crayola’s new box. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.

TedxTulane. Breaux, H. (2021, March 26) Transgender & non binary gender diversity: Going beyond names & pronouns

Breaux, H. & Thyer, B. (2021) Transgender theory for contemporary social work practice: A question of values and ethics. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 18(1). [open access - can distribute freely]

          -   Cited in: Nagoshi, J. L., Nagoshi, C. T., & Pillai, V. K. (2023). Transgender theory revisited: Current applications to transgender issues. Current Opinion in Psychology, 49, 101546.

Bruce, J. & Breaux, H. (2022) 988: A New Resource Every Social Worker Should Be Talking About. Social Work Today.


Breaux, Timbers, V.  & Thyer, B. (2023) Prohibiting harmful practices against LGBTQIA+ individuals and students in field placement: Recommendations. Journal of Social Work Education,

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Heidi's presentation was amazing! It was very informative, helped individuals who were new to these topics feel comfortable, and went beyond the usual definitions. Heidi's presentation felt like I witnessed a unicorn. It was useful, comprehensive, and made me think about my own bias and how I can improve in the future.

Rebecca G., Graduate Counseling Student & Human Rights Activist

Heidi’s CEU training was informative, oriented in best practice and incredibly entertaining. Heidi comes from a place of knowledge, kindness and justice. I feel fortunate to learn from Heidi.

Megan M., Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Heidi's training was informative, utilized multiple teaching methods, and never made the participants feel ashamed of what they did not know. Questions were answered clearly and follow up was encouraged. I learned a lot, unlearned some, and relearned some. I look forward to attending future trainings and workshops.

Dr. Coleen C., Professor & Advocate

Heidi was well prepared, very knowledgeable, and provided the training in an open and comfortable environment.

Elizabeth B., Registered Nurse

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My approach is simple - it's about "Unlearning." It's a non-judgmental and empowering way to teach adult learners. By the end of my presentation not only will you better understand the lives of individuals, their partners, and families, but you will learn how society has shaped your views and how you can continue to "unlearn" on your own. We will discuss the impact of intersectionality and multiple identities. I will even challenge you to "unlearn" some things about the human body. The best way to "unlearn" is through a multi-dimensional approach with culturally relevant topics and unique life experiences.

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I've lead 2-hour in-person trainings, all day in-person workshops, panel presentations, online trainings, and developed specialized company trainings to be utilized ongoing via learning management systems

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