Many clinicians believe that competent practice with sexually diverse individuals, their partners, and their family members is not significantly different than practice with any other client or population – with the exception, perhaps, of additional sensitivity. This training will explore how negotiating a sexually diverse identity poses distinct clinical challenges and requires a unique body of knowledge and skills. Participants will build a common language for learning, and explore contemporary models of affirmative practice with the LGBTQ+ community that incorporates developmental, strengths based, and postmodern approaches. Case examples will be utilized to illustrate the principles discussed. Upon conclusion, participants will be able to: 1. Identify 5 key components of sexual identity. 2. Understand 3 principles of an affirmative model for clinical work with LGBTQ individuals. 3. Consider the impact of stigma on LGBTQ+ individuals. 4. Apply 8 guidelines for assessment of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Upon booking this community training, one of our team members will be in contact with your organization’s representative to schedule your training date and provide additional pertinent details. Our facilitators will work with you to schedule this training within 3 months of your initial contact with them. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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