Therapists often make mistakes treating your LGBTQIA clients? There is also misunderstanding about kinks and fetishes. Are you pushing them to “come out”? And if you are…you could be traumatizing your clients. Clients have a sexual, romantic and erotic orientation which may line up or not. My workshop and I 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, queer and questioning clients, and couples. You will also learn how to work with consensual non-monogamy, kinks and fetishes 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 me help you avoid the common mistake of believing, “a couple is a couple” and treating LGBTQIA 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.
- Assess gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients for psychological trauma to assist in informing treatments interventions.
- Describe the six distinct stages of the coming out process to provide optimal amount of support to the client.
- Explain the difference between mental health disorders that mimic the effects of the trauma from growing up LGBTQ.
- Describe 2 specific clinical interventions to more effectively treat LGBTQ clients.
- List 2 assessment tools to more effectively treat LGBTQ clients.
- Describe a clinical intervention to work more effectively with LGBTQ clients from different generations.
- Explain the dynamics of same gendered couple when working with LGB couples in session.
- List 2 vulnerabilities and 2 strengths when working with LGB couples in session.