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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Clients: Specific Issues and Clinical Treatment for the GLBT Community


Faculty :
Joe Kort
Duration:
8 Hours
Product Code:
LWC046550
Brochure Code:
PLW56888
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

  • Effective and evidence-based treatment strategies for GLBT clients
  • Identify hidden treatment issues amongst GLBT couples
  • Risk assessment and treatment for GLBT teens
  • Avoid the top mistakes therapists make with their GLBT clients

Join international speaker, author and expert on gay issues and counseling, Dr. Joe Kort, as he equips you with the tools and information you need to more effectively counsel your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender clients, couples and teens.

Through case examples and plenty of humor, you will gain a better understanding of the current GLBT culture, sexual fluidity and trauma associated with growing up in the closet. You will learn strategies to better treat the unique challenges your client may be facing such as self-acceptance, sexual identity, abuse, and the difficult process of coming out. Learn how to differentiate common mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar, which often mimic the effects of abuse, stigmatization, or the coming out process for GLBT clients. Dr. Kort will also discuss the different relationship dynamics of a same gendered couple and give you practical tools for therapeutic progress.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a leading expert in the field!

OUTLINE

Growing Up & Coming Out: Trauma, Conflicting Norms and Unique Challenges

  • Stigma and its impact on mental health
  • Covert cultural sexual abuse
  • Developmental insults
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 6 stages & 3 phases to coming out
  • Differentiate sexual identity, preference, fantasy & behaviors
  • Finding their sense of belonging in the GLBT community

Your GLBT Client’s Sexuality

  • Cultural understanding of GLBT sex practices and behaviors
  • Sexual fluidity
  • Bi-now, gay later concept
  • Various manifestations of bisexuality
  • Transgender and sexual functioning

GLBT Adolescence

  • Coming out issues specific to being 18-years-old and younger
  • Risk assessment for substance abuse
  • Assess for suicidality

Differential Diagnosis

  • Mental health disorders that mimic:
    • Effects of growing up in the closet
    • Covert sexual abuse
    • Coming out stages & phases
  • Borderline/Avoidant/Narcissistic
  • Depression/ Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Recognize characterological overlays
  • Symptoms as defenses

Clinical Treatment: Put It into Practice

  • Gay Affirmative Therapy (GAT)
  • Strategies for working through coming out process
    • Psychodynamic Interventions
    • Bibliotherapy
    • CBT techniques through writing
    • Challenge internalized negative beliefs
    • Emotional regulation
  • Overcome trauma, shame, alienation and isolation
    • Exposure therapy to other GLBT individuals and groups
    • Recognize character logical-appearing overlays
    • Reaction formation
    • Trauma resolution
    • Reduce and eliminate internalized homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
  • Identify integration of self and homosexuality
  • Examine countertransference
  • Additional treatment considerations
  • Avoid common mistakes

Working with GLBT Couples

  • Imago Relationship Model
  • Gottman’s research on gay and lesbian couples
  • Differences and similarities from treating heterosexual couple
  • Dynamics of a same gendered couple: “doubling” effect around gender
  • Coming out discrepancy
  • Open relationships and polyamory
  • Mixed orientation marriage with one gay spouse, one straight spouse
  • Treatment considerations:
    • Lesbian Bed Death Myth
    • Gay male couples and vulnerability
    • Differentiation
    • Sexual compatibility

OBJECTIVES

  • Assess psychological trauma of growing up gay and lesbian.
  • Identify symptoms of Covert Cultural Sexual Abuse growing up gay.
  • Recognize stages and phases of coming out and how to work with couples at different stages.
  • Discuss the "doubling" factor of two members of the same gender and how this plays out in their relationship conflicts.
  • Differentiate common mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar, which often mimic the effects of abuse, stigmatization, or the coming out process for GLBT clients.
  • Utilize specific interventions and assessment tools for GLBT clients and gay affirmative therapy.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, is a board certified sexologist and the founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, and runs a private practice in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. Kort, a therapist, coach and author, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and has spoken internationally on the subject of gay counseling. He specializes in sex therapy, gay affirmative psychotherapy, sexually compulsive behaviors, and IMAGO relationship therapy designed for couples to enhance their relationship through improved communication. Dr. Kort is a blogger on Huffington Post on issues of sexuality. He has been a guest on the various television programs on mixed orientation marriages and sexual addiction. Dr. Kort is the author of several books, including, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bisexual, to be released Fall, 2014.


To order the book, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses and other Mental Health Professionals

 

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Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this fully interactive activity. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

 


*ETHICS

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ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS - CALIFORNIA

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MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

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MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - TEXAS

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**Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


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SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Cultural Competency) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


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PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


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PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


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This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


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Faculty

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PhD, LMSW


Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW, is a board-certified sexologist and the founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, and runs a private practice in Royal Oak, Michigan.


Dr. Kort, a therapist, coach and author, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and has spoken internationally on the subject of gay counseling. He specializes in sex therapy, gay affirmative psychotherapy, sexually compulsive behaviors, and IMAGO relationship therapy designed for couples to enhance their relationship through improved communication. Dr. Kort is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today on issues of sexuality. He has been a guest on the various television programs on mixed orientation marriages and “sexual addiction”. Dr. Kort is the author of several books, including, LGBTQ Clients in Therapy, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bisexual.


Speaker Disclosure:


Financial: Joe Kort is President of Joe Kort & Associates, PC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Joe Kort has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Sex Made Simple: Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindfulness Tools for Gay Men in Therapy, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion.


Objectives

  1. Assess psychological trauma of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning.
  2. Determine the specific and most common stages of coming out to accurately assist your client.
  3. Differentiate common misdiagnosed mental health disorders and assessments.
  4. Use specific interventions and assessment tools for LGBTQ clients and gay affirmative therapy.
  5. Decide which interventions will work when working with different generations.
  6. Determine contemporary perspectives of Lesbian and Gay couples.
  7. Formulate strategies for LGB couples on compatibility, incompatibility, frequency and satisfaction.

Outline

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

  • Red-flag words: Offensive words you might use (without you knowing!)
  • Intake session: questions about developing identity
  • Strategies to establish rapport and comfort
  • Tips for discussing sex and sexuality

Talk About Sex!

  • Don’t miss out on key info by ignoring the sex talk
  • Top or bottom? And other important questions to ask: flexible, changing sexual preferences and attractions
  • Varieties of sexuality
  • Protect the client from your own biases and assumptions

Coming Out

  • Stigma and its impact on mental health from childhood to adulthood
  • 6 distinct stages with interventions
  • Navigate the 3 phases of coming out to avoid isolation and alienation
  • Fear, shame and rejection unique to this population
  • Relationship concerns: family, friends, school or workplace
  • Finding a sense of belonging in LGBTQ community
  • Harmful and dangerous effects of conversion therapy

LGBTQ Adolescence

  • Coming out issues
  • It gets better but not before coming out
  • Bullying and other safety issues contributing to PTSD
  • Harm reduction adult dating apps such as Grindr, Scruff, etc.
  • Risk assessment for substance abuse
  • Assess for suicidality
  • Finding support

Gay Male

  • Develop a treatment plan and goals for unique challenges growing up gay male
  • Accurate assessment of alcohol use with this high risk population
  • HIV & STI prevention strategies and risk and harm reduction
  • Generational differences informing different treatment plans
  • Internalized homophobia
  • Learn specific sexual terminology to avoid alienating your client

Lesbian

  • Develop a treatment plan and goals for unique challenges growing up lesbian
  • Specific terminology that is helpful and damaging in this population
  • Sex and sexuality: what to know, what to ask
  • Strategies to manage gender dynamics
  • Internalized homophobia manifests in development

Bisexuality

  • Learn strategies to help the anxiety of bisexuals in dating and relationships
  • Internalized biphobia and bisexual development from childhood into adulthood
  • Compare and contrast male and female bisexuality

Transgender

  • Overcome the knowledge barrier
  • Avoid using outdated treatment plans
  • Learn and differentiate correct terms such as gender queer, gender fluid and cisgender
  • Strategies to help your client tell their partner, families, friends and employers
  • Tips to discuss hormone treatments and surgical procedures
  • Crucial points for transgender teens medically and psychologically and how to create best treatment plan

Questioning

  • Avoid mislabeling a client and leading them down the wrong sexual identity path
  • Differentiate between sexual fluidity from bisexuality, gay and lesbian identities
  • Differentiate between sexual identity, sexual behavior and sexual fantasies

Working with LGB Couples

  • Dynamics of a same gendered couple including vulnerabilities and strengths
  • Coming out discrepancy causing turbulence for couples
  • Recognize and identify how internalized homophobia creates conflicts
  • Open relationships in gay male couples
  • Sexual issues and strategies on compatibility, incompatibility, frequency and satisfaction

Working with Mixed Orientation Couples and Relationships

  • Specific stages of coming out as a mixed orientation couple
  • Specialized treatment programs for the straight spouses
  • Helping LGBTQ spouse integrate their identity into their mixed orientation relationships
  • Learn how to identify which couples will succeed and which won’t

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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