Classroom Course » Working with LGBTQ Clients: Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Issues in Mental Health

Dates & Times:
March 19, Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted By:
Felton Institute Research and Training

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This training program provides an outline of the developmental and clinical issues related to gay, lesbian. bisexual and transgender populations. It offers some insights regarding differences between gender identity and sexual orientation. It discusses the impact of adverse societal reactions such as transphobia and homophobia on the self-esteem of LGBT clients and their intimate relationships. It also provides some guidelines in developing an empathetic and effective clinical approach in working with these clients and their families/loved ones.It highlights the salient issues in transgender populations and the psychological/physiological impact of gender transition.

  1.  Develop insights into the developmental and clinical issues related to gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)clients.
  2.   Identify the myths and reality of variance of gender identity and sexual orientation
  3.   Develop skills in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender affirming counseling, psychotherapy, and social work practice.
  4.    Identify transference and counter-transference issues in working with LGBT clients
  5.    Describe the salient issues in gender transitioning and working with transgender clients
  6.    Discuss supportive and empathetic approaches in working with families and loved ones of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients.
  7.   Analyze the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the LGBT client populations
Intended Audience:
Social workers, psychologists, case managers, and other mental health/behaviora professionals, substance abuse counselors, other health care professionals and,healthcare educators.
Session Notes:

Zoom link and related documents will be available March 17th.

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who attend the training in full within 3 business days after completing the course evaluation.

Felton Institute's continuing education programs provides an ongoing process of formal learning that are relevant to psychological practices and education. Our courses enable psychologist to keep stride with current scientific evidence -based approaches related to assessment, prevention, intervention, as well as relevant legal,statutory, or regulatory issues. Our continuing education courses allow psychologist to maintain, develop and increase competencies to improve services provided to clients and enhance professional development.


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