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Recognizing and Supporting LGBTQ Clients from Intimate Partner Violence
Presented by Kaytlyn Gillis, MSW, LCSW-BACS
Course: #2125Level: Introductory1.02 Hours
This course offers an overview of LGBTQ dating violence, focusing on recognition, identification, and some response strategies. This course explores the unique dynamics and challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals in dating relationships, including barriers to seeking help and accessing support services. In addition, this course will provide strategies for providing culturally competent and inclusive support to LGBTQ survivors, as well as resources available for prevention and intervention.

Culturally Competent Clinical Care and Ethics: BDSM, Kink, and Fetishes in Practice
Presented by Giselle Levin, PsyD
Course: #2201Level: Intermediate2.03 Hours
Working with patients involved in BDSM and kink can seem daunting for many clinicians. This course introduces clinicians to the principles and practices of BDSM and kink, with an emphasis on ethics, safety, and consent. Clinicians will learn to appropriately assess risk, navigate bias and stigma, and employ interventions to support and affirm BDSM, kink, and fetishes.

Operationalizing Cultural Responsiveness in the Clinical Setting
Presented by Stephanie Carnes, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LL.M
Course: #2115Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
Clinicians often experience societal dynamics, cultural values, power, and privilege differently from the populations they serve. Providing culturally responsive and affirming care is a guiding ethical commitment of the profession. This workshop explores the construct of culturally responsive care and will allow clinicians to operationalize values of cultural responsiveness in their own clinical settings.

Culturally Competent Sexual Health Assessment: Best Practices and Ethical Guidelines
Presented by Giselle Levin, PsyD
Course: #2186Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This course provides mental health providers with guidelines and ethical considerations for confidently addressing sexual health assessments and counseling patients on safe sexual practices. It covers the 7 P's of sexual health assessment, cultural competency for diverse populations, and practical strategies for promoting sexual health practices and managing sexually transmitted infections.

Understanding the Needs of Immigrant Students
Presented by Stephanie Carnes, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LL.M
Course: #2107Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
U.S. public schools are experiencing unprecedented diversity, marked by a notable increase in Spanish-speaking immigrant students. Despite their unique cultural contributions, these students face systemic challenges impacting their well-being and academic success; this course is designed to familiarize participants with their experiences and equip them with strategies to enhance the educational environment for this demographic.

Racism and Mental Health
Presented by Sophie Nathenson, PhD
Course: #2141Level: Intermediate1.03 Hours
This course reviews disparities in mental health outcomes by race, focusing on race as a social construction and a social determinant of health. Research is presented on the impact of racism on mental health, occurring at interpersonal, cultural, and institutional levels. Clinical and policy-level recommendations are discussed that have the potential to address the detrimental effects of discrimination on mental health.

Creating Culturally Responsive Schools
Presented by Stephanie Carnes, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LL.M
Course: #2046Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
This course familiarizes school helping professionals with the concept of cultural responsiveness. Specifically, participants develop strategies to engage in culturally responsive practice in school-based clinical work while also learning how to support the creation of a building-level climate that affirms and celebrates diverse student identities.

Conducting Gender-Affirming Hormone Evaluations for Adults Using the Informed Consent Model
Presented by Giselle Levin, PsyD
Course: #2173Level: Advanced1.02 Hours
Gender-affirming care, including hormones and surgery, are evidence-based treatments that reduce gender dysphoria in transgender and gender non-conforming people, but many face barriers to accessing this care. Clinicians need training on appropriately diagnosing gender dysphoria, assessing readiness for hormones per WPATH guidelines, and managing comorbid psychiatric conditions. This course provides comprehensive information and practice guidelines for providing gender-affirming hormone therapy to transgender adults.

School-based Work with Central American Immigrant Youth Podcast
Presented by Stephanie Carnes, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LL.M, Benjamin T. Bencomo, DSW, LISW, LCSW
Course: #2036Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
This podcast explores strategies and best practices for school-based engagement with Central American immigrant youth. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.

Understanding How Military Culture Impacts Family Dynamics and Social Work Practice
Presented by Heide Rathbun, MSW, LCSW
Course: #1986Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
Using the lens of the Army’s organizational culture and practices in connection with the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, this presentation looks at the micro, mezzo, and macro systems using statistics, organizational structure, and applicable examples to support military cultural competency for better outcomes with case conceptualization, assessment, and treatment planning.

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