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Cultural Competency • Trauma-Informed Care • IFS • Brainspotting • Somatic Experiencing • Play Therapy • Family Systems Approach • Spirituality and Religion • Pleasure-Attuned Techniques • Ethical Curiosity • And More!


Your ability to provide LGBTQIA2S+ informed care could save a client's life.

When LGBTQIA2S+ clients come to you for help... they're vulnerable and need to be heard and understood.

It's critical you thoroughly understand the complexities of LGBTQIA2S+ mental health and its impact on treatment and the identity development process.

You need specialized knowledge, interventions, and radical healing skills to truly care for these clients.

That's why we're inviting you to this premier LGBTQIAS2+ Specialist Training Course, where 18 of the world's leading voices in the fieldincluding Rizi Timane, Lucie Fielding, Joe Kort, Carmen Jimenez-Pride, Roger Kuhn — will guide you through the honest, raw, and in-depth training you need to become a more LGBTQIA2S+ informed, culturally humble, and ethically curious therapist!

You'll learn how to skillfully implement clinical interventions to:
 
  • Reduce the impact of discrimination and microaggressions
  • Decrease the traumatic effects of shame and minority stress
  • Empower self-discovery and self-pride journeys
  • Build safety, trust, connection, and rapport in therapy
  • Support transgender and gender-expansive youth as young as three years old
  • Educate and resource families of those in the LGBTQIA2S+ community
  • Improve dysfunctional behavioral patterns and self-esteem issues
  • Practice ethical curiosity while dismantling an entitlement to know
  • Appropriately integrate queer history and theory in therapy
  • And so much more!

Register today to help your LGBTQIA2S+ clients live authentic and fulfilling lives!

LGBTQIAS2+ Specialist Training Course

Revolutionary Approaches to Inclusive Mental Health

$1,325.79 Value
Just $289.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 24.25 CE Hours including up to 2.5 CE Cultural Competency Hours
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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The first step to becoming an LGBTQIA+ informed therapist is to educate yourself, and learn as much as you can.

And if you don't currently see clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ facing mental health concerns, you will. This rapidly growing population is hearing and seeing their very existence being questioned and devalued, causing incredible pain and suffering.

Through lived experience as well as helping clinicians, your course experts have developed the essential content you need to help your clients live authentic and fulfilling lives!

For just $289.99 — Here's what you'll get...
 
  • 12 CE sessions
  • 1 dynamic panel discussion
  • 5 bonus CE sessions
  • Up to 24.25 CE hours including up to 2.5 CE Cultural Competency Hours
  • Actionable clinical take-a-ways related to topics such as:
     
    Cultural Competency • Trauma-Informed Care • IFS • Brainspotting • Somatic Experiencing • Play Therapy • Family Systems Approach • Spirituality and Religion • Pleasure-Attuned Techniques • Ethical Curiosity • And More!

Take that next step and learn with us — Register Today!

Presented in EN, subtitles in EN and FR, handouts in EN and FR

LGBTQIAS2+ Specialist Training Course
Revolutionary Approaches to Inclusive Mental Health

$1,325.79 Value
Just $289.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
 
Earn up to 24.25 CE hours including up to 2.5 CE Cultural Competency hours
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Presented in EN, subtitles in EN and FR, handouts in EN and FR

Course Schedule
Rizi Timane, LCSW, DSW
Cultural Competency and Trauma-Informed Care for Working with Trans and Trans BIPOC Clients: Create a Welcoming and Gender-Affirming Safe and Trusting Environment
Rizi Timane, LCSW, DSW, (He/Him/His) | Click here for information about Rizi Timane

Join Dr. Timane, a Certified Trans-Sensitivity and Diversity Trainer as he guides you through interventions to help you:

  • Avoid the most common barriers trans clients face in therapy
  • Utilize trans-specific trauma-informed care as early as the first session
  • Foster trust so clients will share details they otherwise may have felt unsafe sharing
  • Provide a trans-safe zone to ensure you can make treatment progress

Dr. Timane will help you expand your practice with confidence by declaring yourself and your practice as being not only LGBT+ friendly but specifically, Trans affirming and safe!

Aaron Testard, LMFT, LPCC
Apply Queer History, Knowledge, and Theory in Clinical Practice: Strategies that Build Connection, Rapport, and Trust While Reducing Client Shame and Minority Stress
Aaron Testard, LMFT, LPCC, (He/Him/His) | Click here for information about Aaron Testard

With multiple generations and different perspectives of identity, it's essential for clinicians to understand the current queer zeitgeist in a historical context and to grasp the social and clinical impacts of queer theory.

In this seminar, Aaron offers anchoring queer principles and corresponding strategies to help you:

  • Support, empower, and appropriately challenge gender and sexual minority clients of every generation
  • Create connections, rapport, and trust with clients of multiple generations
  • Decrease the traumatic effects of shame and minority stress
  • Challenge biased narratives of sex and gender that often impede treatment

If you plan to have a successful queer-informed practice, this session is a must!

Shanéa Patrice Thomas, Ed.D., LICSW
Discrimination and Microaggressions on LGBTQIA+ Client Mental Health: Apply Intersectionality as a Framework to Clinical Treatment
Shanéa Patrice Thomas, Ed.D., LICSW, (He/She/Dr.) | Click here for information about Shanea Thomas

Join Dr. Thomas to learn how to address the impact of micro/macroaggressions, oppression, and discrimination against LGBTQIA2S+ clients. Using the framework of intersectionality, you'll learn how to:

  • Recognize the various forms of microaggressions and discrimination
  • Combat the fear of messing up by practicing accountability and self-awareness
  • Repair and recover when you make mistakes or cause harm to clients
  • Build an equitable and inclusive therapeutic environment for all clients

There is growing pressure for clinicians and service providers to catch up to the fast pace of inclusion in a rapidly changing society, register today!

Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW
Gay Male Sexuality: Challenging Heterocentric Norms to Promote Client's Health and Identity Development
Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, (He/Him/His) | Click here for information about Joe Kort

Gay men remain outspoken about their erotic desires before the romance even begins to ensure being erotically matched. They are often mislabeled as "sex addicts" and sexually compulsive. Monogamy is also a discussion regarding whether or not it is right for them. Therapists often assume they know more than they do about how gay men engage in erotic and sexual play and unfortunately impose heterocentric norms as a couple. This presentation will normalize the unique ways gay men talk and play sexually.

Margaret L. Conley, LCSW, MDiv
BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Clients and the Intersection of Spirituality, Religion, and Emotional Wellness: Integrating Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, and Brainspotting in Therapy
Margaret L. Conley, LCSW, MDiv, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Margaret Conley

Working with BIPOC LGBTQIA+ clients from the intersection of spirituality, religion, and emotional wellness can be tricky. Often clinicians use personal religious beliefs and/or spiritual tenets that may pathologize a client's sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identification, and/or sexual preference, causing harm versus providing healing.

Join Margaret and learn how to use Internal Family System (IFS), Brainspotting, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing (SE) with this population. You'll be offered a way to hold on to your personal beliefs without imposing them on clients. Multiplicity of self, understanding the use of SELF energy, accessing critical mass of self during sessions, and working through the "healing steps" of the modalities of choice for this population will be covered!

Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPTS
Techniques to Repair LGBTQIA2S+ Child-Parent Connection: Internal Family Systems, Play Therapy, and Sand Tray to Enhance Stability in Families
Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPTS, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Carmen Jimenez-Pride

When some parents discover their child is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, this may halt, or even destroy, the narrative they have unknowingly placed on their child(ren). If left unprocessed, it can lead to destructive parenting practices. This is a critical time for all members of the family unit.

Join Carmen to learn how to use IFS, play therapy, and sand tray skills to:

  • Assist parents in exploring their parts and understanding their child's parts
  • Help parents understand how their prewritten narratives and extreme feelings of grief, loss, and fear can affect their parenting and harm their child

Leave with therapeutic interventions that encourage healthy dialogue, reestablish a strong family core, and renew stable family structures.

J. Rose Cohen, LCSW
Family Systems Approach to Gender Affirmative Care: Foster Gender Wellness in Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Expansive Youth and Their Families
J. Rose Cohen, LCSW, (They/Them/Theirs) | Click here for information about J. Jessie Rose Cohen

This session will provide a deeper understanding of gender-expansive children and youth within a family systems approach to care. Through case examples, hands-on skills, and didactic learning, you'll learn to apply:

  • Family systems when treating youth in and out of home care or other kinship and communal parenting models
  • Best practices for using the Gender Affirmative Model of Care and Cohen's Intersectional Gender Care Model
  • Internal Family Systems to foster gender wellness

This workshop can support cross disciplines offering foundational concepts of gender identity and offers advanced mental health-based case consultation for seasoned and early career clinicians alike.

Susan Radzilowski, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Supporting Very Young Trans Clients and Their Families: Evidence-Informed Gender Affirming Principles of Care
Susan Radzilowski, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Susan Radzilowski

In this session, Susan addresses concerns that are especially relevant to the very young transgender child/gender-diverse child as well as their families. Developmental and clinical concerns that are critical to providing mental health support to the young gender-diverse child in the context of the family will be covered. You'll learn:

  • Characteristics including verbal statements (determined by age and development) young children use to affirm their gender
  • Concerns that may impact very young transgender children and their families
  • Parent behaviors that are overtly and covertly harmful and replacement behaviors that are supportive
  • Strategies that will support parents who are challenged by law enforcement or by a relative

Parent support for the transgender child is strongly aligned with better health, mental health, and educational outcomes, register today!

Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT
Readiness for Gender-Affirmative Medical Treatments: Letters of Support for Trans and Gender Expansive Youth and Adults
Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Deborah Anne Coolhart

Join Deb as she provides you with all the information you need to assist youth and adult clients determine their readiness for medical gender-affirmative treatments. You'll receive:

  • A tool for determining readiness for gender-affirmative medical treatments
  • Guidelines for writing letters of support, as well as sample letters

Any masters-level mental health provider can be qualified to support these important, sometimes life-saving treatments. So, the next time you are asked to write a letter of support for gender-affirmative treatments, you will be prepared!

Angie Gunn, LCSW, CST
Working with Erotically Expansive, Non-Monogamous Individuals and Couples: Expanding the Relationship Paradigm in Clinical Practice
Angie Gunn, LCSW, CST, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Angela Gunn

Love is expansive, organic, and limitless. And yet our cultural paradigm for love, and clinical work in relationships, centers on heteronormative monogamy and a singular sexual, romantic, and life partner.

In this session, we will explore current relationship paradigms, discuss emerging alternatives, and unpack the clinical implications of moving towards a more expansive sex and relationship model.

Queering therapy at every level means eliminating default modes, considering the vast horizons possible when oppression is dismantled and the complexities of humans are uplifted. We will plant seeds for further learning about therapy with relationally and erotically diverse clients in general!

Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA
Ethical Curiosity with Trans and Non-Binary Clients: Practices to Dismantle the Entitlement to Know
Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Lucie Fielding

As providers we are often taught that curiosity is a value worth cultivating in ourselves, that is a pro-social virtue that promotes growth, learning, and connection. But in work with erotically marginalized populations, such as trans and non-binary clients, curiosity can have a shadow side, and it can often be deployed in such a way that it replicates, however unconsciously, dynamics of oppression.

Through lecture, case study, brainstorming, and discussion, Lucie will introduce the concept of ethical curiosity, a model of relating and being-with as providers that respects and empowers our trans and non-binary clients and dismantles an entitlement to know!

Trauma Recovery Strategies for Lesbian Clients: Healing from Lesbian Phobia, Heterosexism, and Misogyny
Lauren Costine, PhD, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Lauren Costine

Join Lauren and learn the most cutting-edge assessment and treatment techniques to help your lesbian clients develop a strong sense of self or meet their potential! You'll learn specific strategies to help clients overcome challenges with:

  • The double "ism" of sexism and heterosexism that creates lesbianphobia
  • Trauma and sense of self from growing up a woman and lesbian
  • Dysfunctional relationship patterns, identity development, and addictions

Your clients will start experiencing a stronger sense of self, self-confidence, and access to feelings of joy and well-being!

 
Putting It All Together: Panel Discussion with Q&A
Lucie Fielding; Roger Kuhn; Shanéa Thomas; Joe Kort; Carmen Jimenez Pride; Susan Radzilowski

You don't want to miss this dynamic panel discussion where six of our expert speakers will break down your very next steps to putting what you have learned in this course into practice!

Please note: This session does not offer CE hours.
Register now and get 5 FREE BONUS SESSIONS

Two-Spirit Clients: Clinical Interventions for Culturally Competent Care
Roger J. Kuhn, PhD, (He/Him/His) | Click here for information about Roger Kuhn

Join Dr. Kuhn to learn the role of community in Two-Spirit survival narratives and interventions for working with Two-Spirit people in mental health, medical, substance abuse, social work, and school-based settings. You'll learn new concepts, such as sexual sovereignty and erotic survivance as well as how to use culture as treatment and prevention.

The Millennial Lovelink
Signe Simon, PhD, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Signe Simon
Simone Humphrey, PsyD, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Simone Humphrey

Many millennials are choosing to ditch gender identifiers like male and female and shed labels like single, taken, gay, or straight. They're shucking them in favor of fluidity—the belief that one's deeply personal sense of gender, sexuality, or in-relationship identity can be more elusive and shifting than previous generations acknowledged. We'll explore how working with fluid millennial clients can be both enlightening and challenging for older therapists, especially when helping them navigate issues of intimacy, love, and sex.

Fostering Connection with Specific Interventions: Treating the LGBTQ+ Client Through Their Eating Disorder
Christine Vara, LCSW-C, LICSW, MDiv, (She/Her or He/Him) | Click here for information about Christine Vara

Emerging research suggests that individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ may be at higher risk of experiencing body image concerns and disordered eating alongside barriers to appropriate treatment. In this session, you will increase your understanding of the challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals face as well as approaches that will help create safer spaces to help them heal, including:

  • Accurate use of pronouns
  • Addressing micro and macro aggressions
  • Interventions for family work

Autism, LGBTQIA+, and The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality
Wenn B. Lawson, PhD, CPsycol AFBPsS MAPs AASW, (He/Him/His) | Click here for information about Wenn Lawson

Like autism, gender exists on a spectrum...

And to best help your autistic clients looking for support, related to their gender identity and sexuality, it's imperative you understand how the two spectrums overlap.

Join Dr. Lawson an autistic transgender psychologist as he guides you through the implications for gender and sexual development, diagnosis, as well as how to support this diverse population. This presentation explores these issues and more!

Online Clinical Supervision: Best Practices for Every Clinician
Rachel McCrickard, LMFT, AAMFT Supervisor, (She/Her/Hers) | Click here for information about Rachel McCrickard

Tele-supervision solves a lot of problems — particularly for licensees who don't have access to high-quality, affordable clinical supervisors, and even more so for clinicians who are seeking supervision within a specific specialty such as multicultural counseling or LGBTQ populations.

Join Rachel McCrickard, LMFT, founder of the first HIPAA-compliant video platform for providing clinical supervision, for this 1- hour recording highlighting best practices for distance supervision as well as the professional opportunities it presents. You'll learn:

  • How states are shifting licensure rules to allow online supervision
  • A first look at recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  • Best practices for establishing an online clinical supervision presence
  • The challenges of using this emerging modality, including ethical implications
  • And more!

You don't want to miss the latest information on this growing trend in supervision
LGBTQIAS2+ Specialist Training Course
Revolutionary Approaches to Inclusive Mental Health

$1,325.79 Value
Just $289.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
 
Earn up to 24.25 CE hours including up to 2.5 CE Cultural Competency hours
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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LGBTQIAS2+ Specialist Training Course
Revolutionary Approaches to Inclusive Mental Health

$1,325.79 Value
Just $289.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 24.25 CE hours including up to 2.5 CE Cultural Competency hours
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Presented in EN, subtitles in EN and FR, handouts in EN and FR


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