LGBTQ Mental Health, Diversity and Inclusion
with Alison Feit, Ph.D.
Join us Sunday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 9 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
$120 / 3.0 Credit Hours / Intermediate Course / Virtual Via Zoom
This course is meant for clinicians and community members who would like to have a better understanding of the LGBTQ community by learning about language and identity terms, gender-affirming practices, and mental health issues specific to the LGBTQ community. This training also aims to take a deeper look at how age, culture, race, and intersectionality impact the LGBTQ population, with a particular focus on trauma and suicidality.
1. To increase awareness of the beliefs, values, and biases that can be present when working with LGBTQ/queer populations.
2. To increase participants’ ability to interact effectively with LGBTQ individuals who may have world views that are different than their own.
3. To demonstrate awareness of individual patient’s culture and unique beliefs and their impact on clinical interactions with LGBTQ individuals, as well as the impact that these factors may have on transference and countertransference with LGBTQ/ queer populations.
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