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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Assess gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients for psychological trauma to assist in informing treatments interventions.
  2. Establish and understand the six distinct stages of the coming out process to provide optimal amount of support to the client.
  3. Distinguish between mental health disorders that mimic the effects of the trauma from growing up LGBTQ.
  4. Utilize specific clinical interventions and assessment tools to more effectively treat LGBTQ clients.
  5. Employ adaptable clinical interventions to work more effectively with LGBTQ clients from different generations.
  6. Consider the dynamics of same gendered couple, including vulnerabilities and strengths, when working with LGB couples in session.

Outline

Do No Harm: Make Your LGBTQ Client Feel Safe & Respected in Therapy

Talk About Sex!

Coming Out

LGBTQ Adolescence

Gay Male

Lesbian

Bisexuality

Transgender

Questioning

Working with LGB Couples

Working with Mixed Orientation Couples and Relationships

Copyright : 12/04/2015

‚Äč LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Assess how school, family and social pressures impact the formation of an LGBTQ youth’s identity.
  2. Support the coming out process with youth clients and facilitate family interventions to create safety, support, space, and acceptance.
  3. Analyze LGBTQ youth clients’ level of risk and protective factors for developing symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation.
  4. Assess family dynamics of the client to determine potential to work towards increased acceptance and support.
  5. Assist transgender clients in the readiness process for medical gender transition and compose letters of support for clients to obtain medical gender transition treatments.
  6. Foster LGBTQ affirmative school environments with strategies for working in conjunction with school staff, administration and parents.

Outline

 

Coming Into an LGBTQ Identity and Coming Out to Others

Clinical Considerations

Differences within the LGBTQ Spectrum

Working with Families

LGBTQ-Affirmative School Environments

Copyright : 12/07/2016