As clinicians, we know that it is essential for queer youth to experience support from their families because it can have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. Unfortunately, queer youth often face social stigma, discrimination, and isolation, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues. Having a supportive family can help to mitigate some of these negative effects by providing a safe and accepting environment where queer youth can be themselves without fear of rejection or judgment. Additionally, family support can help to increase academic and career success for queer youth. In fact, studies have shown that family acceptance is associated with higher levels of self-esteem, better grades, and increased likelihood of completing higher education. Clinicians are often a pivotal component in helping families increase their support for their LGBTQIA+ child. By engaging collaboratively with families, clinicians can promote open communication, strengthen family bonds, and foster empathy and understanding in family systems. Clinicians can also help to break down stereotypes and reduce prejudice and discrimination.
Join behavioral health expert and DEI consultant Chris McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW as he provides best practice tools, tips, and techniques to help clinicians become more intentional in supporting families in caring for their LGBTQIA+ child.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course that consists of 150+ minutes of video instruction, a post-test and a course evaluation.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Define terms associated with LGBTQIA+ youth
- Review several key concepts related to LGBTQIA+ youth
- Introduce a model of coming out for LGBTQIA+ youth
- Bring awareness of the risk factors associated with LGBTQIA+ youth
- Outline best practice clinical approaches for the behavior health treatment of LGBTQIA+ youth
- Educate on concepts of Pronouns/Dead Names
- Review concepts of Trauma-Informed Care and Grief and Loss theories
- Provide overview of family rejection vs. family acceptance
- Apply Trauma-Focused CBT principals in clinical work with families of LGBTQIA+ youth
- Introduce strategies to enhance family acceptance
- Describe ethical issues that might arise when working with LGBTQIA+ youth and families
Credit Hours: This course consists of 2.5 non-contact hours.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.
This course was recorded 9/1/23