When: Monday, March 7, 2022 Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm each day (Includes a 1-hour lunch break each day)
Where: Virtual Training: A Webex invite will be sent one week prior to training.
Contact: Joel Brecht, Training Coordinator
Who Should Attend: Anyone wishing to become more aware of issues faced by persons referred to as “sexual minorities”. This heterogeneous population also includes persons with gender identity differences.
Course Description: A 2-day clinical competency training for behavioral health clinicians providing therapeutic services to the LGBTQI+ population.
In this 2-day seminar we examine the internal and external issues for people who may identify as LGBTQI. We will explore the sexual orientation and gender identity spectra and health disparities for LGBTQI people as well as learning about best practice standards for clinical work with this population. Participant will learn the stages related to coming out and how this impacts clinical work. There will be an emphasis on affirming service for people who are transgender.
- Demonstrate familiarity with best practice standards for working with LGBTQ individuals and their families. (Identify 3 sources that have established standards)
- Identify at least 5 health disparities experienced by LGBTQ individuals and families
- Demonstrate understanding of best practice standards by successfully applying standards to case studies.
- Deepen the understanding of the concepts of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression
- Understand the issue of ‘coming out’
- Explore effects of bias and discrimination
- Learn what research says about the Health Disparities experienced by LGBTQIA+ individuals and Families
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