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Upcoming Live Oak Training

Introduction to LGBTQ Affirmative Practice

September 6, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Central Time Trainer: Jordan Dunmead Fee: $75/$60 discounted (We offer a discounted pricing for BIPOC folks, Trans folks, folks with a disability and folks with limited economic resources) CEUs: 3 (Live Oak offers CEUs for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists through the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation. Live Oak has partnered with Centered Therapy Chicago to provide CEUs for psychologists.) Location: Zoom

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:

  • Identify 5 key components of sexual identity.
  • Understand 3 principles of an affirmative model for clinical work with LGBTQ individuals.
  • Consider the impact of stigma on LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Apply 8 guidelines for assessment of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Live Oak offers a 15% discount for students to attend trainings. Please reach out to training@liveoakchicago.com to receive a discount code for the workshop you’d like to attend.

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