Presenter: Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies Avoid the top mistakes therapists make Become the go-to LGBTQ therapist Be on top of the up-to-date language and terms Are you making the biggest mistake treating your LGBTQ clients? Are you pushing them to “come out”? And if you are…you could be traumatizing your clients. Like you, Joe Kort made the same mistake early in his career of forcing his clients to name and claim their sexual identity. Joe Kort didn’t know how to ask them about their sexual practices. And when he tried, he offended them. Complete this workshop and it will equip you with the right tools and up-to-date information you need in this rapidly changing population to more effectively counsel your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients, and couples. You will learn specific strategies to better treat the unique challenges your client may be facing such as: self-acceptance and internalized homophobia non hetero-normative sexual behaviors and practices trauma and abuse from growing up LGBTQ the difficult process of coming out Also, let him help you avoid the common mistake of believing, “a couple is a couple” and treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts. Don’t be the straight therapist that is losing LGBTQ clients because of poor intake, assessment and treatment planning. Learn how to offer your clients a safe place for therapy.