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LGBTQ+ CE Courses for Social Workers

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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.

Providing Behavioral Health Treatment to LGBTQ+ Populations: Introductory Ethical and Clinical Considerations
Presented by Andrew Arriaga, PsyD
Course: #2144Level: Introductory1.1 Hours
This course will provide introductory information on key terms, concepts, and empirical findings that will aid in providing effective psychotherapy and behavioral health treatment to LGBTQ+ clients across the lifespan. It will also address unique clinical considerations and potential challenges associated with serving LGBTQ+ communities in behavioral health and psychotherapy settings.

Fundamentals and Ethical Considerations of Clinical Practice with LGBT Populations: Assessment and Therapy Guidelines
Presented by Giselle Levin, PsyD
Course: #2004Level: Introductory1 Hour
Effective clinical practice with LGBT populations requires a basic understanding of LGBT concepts and terms, presenting problems, and evidence-based interventions. This workshop describes the fundamentals for assessment and therapy with LGBT patients through a discussion of best practices, language use guidelines, and ethical considerations. The workshop explores the concepts of sex, sexuality, and gender and defines common terms used to describe LGBT identities. Health disparities, co-occurring mental health problems, and presenting clinical concerns among LGBT populations are explored through the lens of Minority Stress Theory. Finally, ethical considerations for confidentiality, informed consent, and evidence-based therapy practice are discussed.

Trauma-informed practice with LGBTQ+ Youth in the Child Welfare System: Strategies for Intervening
Presented by Adam McCormick, MSW, PhD
Course: #1812Level: Intermediate1.03 Hours
Trauma-informed approaches to working with LGBTQ+ youth in the child welfare system are essential. This webinar explores trauma-informed strategies and interventions for addressing substance use and addiction and survival adaptation. In addition, specific attention is given to examining the impact of family rejection and how to help youth to embrace their authentic selves.

Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice with LGBTQ+ Youth in the Child Welfare System
Presented by Adam McCormick, MSW, PhD
Course: #1753Level: Introductory1.02 Hours
This webinar is the first in a series of webinars that address working with LGBTQ+ youth in the child welfare system. This webinar focuses on understanding pathways into care and the challenges associated with the safety of LGBTQ+ youth in the child welfare system. In addition, an introduction to implementing trauma-informed child-welfare practices.

Inclusion Within the School System: Social Workers Call to Action
Presented by Kryss Shane, PhD, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Course: #1313Level: Advanced1 Hour
This webinar is an interactive discussion with LGBTQ+ subject matter expert, Dr. Kryss Shane. This webinar explores how social workers in school settings can create safe places, dismantle policies and procedures that do not promote inclusivity, and develop a sustainable plan to manage gender based bullying. In addition, this webinar will explore assessment tools and social workers' roles in facilitating and sustaining an inclusive school environment.

Inclusion Within the School System
Presented by Kryss Shane, PhD, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Course: #1253Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides foundational information on what social workers can do make schools more LGBTQ+ inclusive. This course will explore how school environments can be helpful or harmful to identity formation and review the terminology that school social workers and school personnel should use to foster an inclusive school environment.

Clients and Their Gender Identities: Working with Transgender Clients Part II
Presented by Kryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Course: #1227Level: Advanced1 Hour
Working with Transgender clients/gender minority clients is complex and requires advanced knowledge and understanding of the population. This course explores how to effectively work the population and advanced content on proper identification. Additionally, the course explores the impact that the lack of acceptance by society and the current political climate have on care.

Effective Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ Community
Presented by V. Nikki Jones, DSW, LCSW, LMFT
Course: #1217Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Effective, affirming social work practice with LGBTQ+ community may help decrease the level of psychosocial stressors and minority stress experienced by this vulnerable population. This presentation identifies the ethics associated with culturally aware practice, identifies major health and well-being stressors faced by sexual and gender minorities, and describes practice considerations for effective social practices with this community.

An Introduction to Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) People
Presented by Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Mason Dunn, JD
Course: #1161Level: Introductory2 Hours
Learn about LGBTQIA+ health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high-quality care to LGBTQIA+ people at health centers and other health care organizations. Learn about inclusive and effective communication with LGBTQIA+ patients.

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