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In-Person Seminar

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


Speaker:
Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP046550
Brochure Code:
GRA91154
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar
Location:
DoubleTree Grand Rapids Airport - Grand Rapids, Michigan (Multiple Locations Available)

Dates

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Description

Are you making the biggest mistake treating your LGBTQ clients? Are you pushing them to “come out”? And if you are…you could be traumatizing your clients.

I made the same mistake early in my career of forcing my clients to name and claim their sexual identity.

I didn’t know how to ask them about their sexual practices. And when I tried, I offended them.

Come to my workshop and I will equip you with the right tools and up-to-date information you need in this rapidly changing population to more effectively counsel your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients, and couples.

You will learn specific strategies to better treat the unique challenges your client may be facing such as:

  • self-acceptance and internalized homophobia
  • non hetero-normative sexual behaviors and practices
  • trauma and abuse from growing up LGBTQ
  • the difficult process of coming out

Also, let me help you avoid the common mistake of believing, “a couple is a couple” and treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts.

Don’t be a therapist that is losing LGBTQ clients because of poor intake, assessment and treatment planning. Learn how to offer your clients a safe place for therapy.

I look forward to meeting you at my workshop!

Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. 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 info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-3492 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Michigan Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education hours for Michigan Social Workers. The Michigan Board of Social Workers confirms acceptance of programs approved by a national association of social work. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Cultural Competency

This activity qualifies for 6.25 hours of cultural competency instruction. If cultural competency is not specified within your licensing board's approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of cultural competency allowed.


Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



Speaker

Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW's Profile

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Center for Relationship and Sexual Health


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 more than 38 years and has spoken internationally on the subject of gay counseling. He specializes in sex therapy, LGBTQ 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, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bisexual.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Joe Kort maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. He receives royalties as a published author, and he receives a speaking honorarium and book and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Joe Kort is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.


Additional Info

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Live Event 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. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


Objectives

  1. Assess gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients for psychological trauma to assist in informing treatments interventions.
  2. Determine 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. Evaluate 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
  • 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 spouse
  • 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

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 47

Comments

Darcie J

"great presentation-helped me learn so much about a topic it is hard to find correct content on!"

Heather C

"too much information to absorb in the amount of time. Sped through too much to complete in time."

Kathleen B

"Most interesting and truly informative seminar from PESI"

Glenda E

"Excellent information"

Tamara W

"Excellent. Loved this training."

Susan H

"This was a great presentation. Joe is very knowledgeable and makes the training fun and interactive. I appreciate his approach to overloading us with information so we can have a wealth of knowledge. "

Toni S

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Location

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4747 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512, United States
(616) 957-0100
www.doubletreegrandrapids.com

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