ETHICS RECORDED WEBINARS

Serving LGBTQ People: The Basics
Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S
6 CEs- Meets ethics requirements


This training targets clinicians who would like to have a better understanding of the LGBTQ community by learning about language and concepts, assessment skills, and medical and mental health issues specific to the LGBTQ community. This training also aims to take a deeper look at how age, culture, race, and intersectionality impact the LGBTQ population, specifically regarding trauma and suicide.


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Global Crisis and LGBTQ Suicide and Safety
Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S
1 CE- Meets ethics requirements 

Suicide is more pervasive in the LGBTQ community than the general population. This training explores risk and protective factors specific to LGBTQ people, assessment tools, and what safety can mean in the LGBTQ population. Participants will learn to identify ways to assess risk during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as safety planning unique to the LGBTQ community.


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LGBTQ People and Aging
Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S
1 CE- Meets ethics requirements


LGBTQ older adults are often an overlooked vulnerable population. This training aims to take a deeper look at understanding generational differences in the LGBTQ community, to explore barriers to care that are specific to LGBTQ older adults, and to understand how family structure and lack of support can impact health over time.


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Origins of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Pathologization 
Presented by Luca Mendlein, LISW
1 CE- Meets ethics requirements


This webinar will provide training on the pathologization of trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) identities as a major barrier to gender-affirming healthcare for this population. It will present specific information on the role of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in forming the framework for pathologization through the Standards of Care and DSM respectively. The webinar will offer mental health clinicians methods of advocating for TGNC self-determination and access to care while providing direct practice within an oppressive system.


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Gender Interrupted: An Expansive Look into the Transgender Community
Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S
6 CEs- Meets ethics requirements


This training explores the complexities of transgender identities, including the ways in which people transition, impacts on interpersonal relationships, coming out, and specific tools to utilize while providing therapy to this population. At the end of this training, participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of transgender identities and the transition process, to be able to name specific prosthetic items that may be used in affirming gender identity, to gain knowledge regarding specific tools used while providing therapy for the gender expansive community, and to be able to name specific barriers transgender people face on an institutional level.

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Gender Expression in the Transgender/Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Population

Presented By Jessica Homan, LISW-S

1 CE- Meets ethics requirements


This training aims to explore the multitude of ways in which people express their gender. Participants should leave this course with a good understanding of the difference between gender and expression. We will cover many types of gender presentation, including prosthetic items, clothing, body hair, body language, voice, and others.​

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LGBTQ 101: An Introduction to the Queer Community

Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements

This training targets clinicians who would like to have a better understanding of the LGBTQ community. This is a foundational training where participants will learn about basic terms and concepts, including the difference between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and attraction. This training will prepare clinicians to better assess and work with clients in the LGBTQ community.

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All Bodies Are Good Bodies: Addressing Fatphobia in the LGBTQ+ Community

Presented By Luca Mendlein, LISW

2 CEs- Meets ethics requirements

This webinar will provide information about the effects of fatphobia and diet culture on members of the LGBTQ+ community, specifically exploring connections between fatphobia, dysphoria, and eating disorders. The webinar will offer mental health clinicians methods of examining internalized fatphobia and addressing these issues with clients, with a focus on making the therapeutic environment safer and more accessible for fat clients.

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Sexual Orientation 201: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Beyond

Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S

6 CEs- Meets ethics requirements

This training aims to improve the understanding of sexual orientation, specifically regarding application of this knowledge in a clinical setting. We will explore historical context and ways in which this has impacted mental health treatment for LGB+ identities. Specifically, how these identities relate to cultural bias and understanding of how minority stress and intersectionality impacts mental health and treatment. This is a 201 level class for helping professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge beyond introductory concepts.​

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Working with LGBTQ+ Children and Families

Presented by Kel Hall, LSW
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar is set to educate mental health providers of the challenges and joys when working with LGBTQ+ children and their families. During this hour, we will discuss the considerations required to address coming out, finding an identity, exploring safe places and parental responses. By the end of the training, mental health providers should be better prepared to work with LGBTQ+ children and their supportive or resistant families.

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Everybody for Every Body: Trans Justice Oriented Sex Education

Presented by Elijah Johnson, LISW
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar will provide guidance on how to support, empower and educate trans/gender expansive/queer people and their loved ones about consensual, safe, trauma-informed sex. It will present specific information surrounding the current state of sex education, barriers and gaps in care/education, and how to offer accurate, age-appropriate information for marginalized gender and sexual communities.

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Queer Indigenous Communities: An introduction

Presented By Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW

1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements

This training will aim to provide education on Indigenous Queer identities within the tribes native to what is now known as the United States. It will cover a brief history of how Indigenous people, communities, and tribes view LGB+, Trans, and Two-Spirit (2S) folx. This training will also provide a brief introduction for best practices when working with Queer Indigenous folx. 

Native/Indigenous people have been colonized since the formation of what is now considered The United States of America. Due to forced cultural assimilation, many Native/Indigenous communities lost their identities and are victims to political, economic, and cultural structures prominent in the US that contribute to a rise in health-related problems, including mental health illnesses. To combat this, it is imperative to address the inequality and discrimination faced by Native/Indigenous people as this has been shown to be more effective than the standardized societal focus and emphasis on medication and traditional western therapy.

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Asexuality 101: The Basics of the Ace Community

Presented by Dorian Rhea Debussy, Ph.D.
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the fundamentals of the asexual (“ace”) community. More specifically, this session will begin with a review of basic terminology in the ace community, including identities under the broader umbrella term of “asexual.” The session will continue with a review of common misconceptions that allosexual (i.e. non-ace) people have about the asexual community, and information to clarify these misconceptions will also be shared. And finally, the session will conclude with an interactive question and answer session, where attendees can learn more about topics related to both asexuality and ace inclusion

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Gender Affirming Letter Writing: A Destigmatizing Approach

Presented by Julie Hazel, LPCC
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements 

This training will provide education around writing letter referrals for the purpose of gender affirming surgeries. This training is for clinicians who provide this service and assess clients for surgical readiness and gender dysphoria. This training aims to familiarize clinicians with WPATH standards of care, letter writing techniques, and rapport building with clients. This training also aims to take a destigmatizing approach to assessment and overall deconstruct the “gatekeeper” role of the clinician.

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A Therapist’s 101: HIV/AIDS

Presented by Elijah Johnson, LISW
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar will provide an introduction to HIV/AIDS, and how to support, empower and offer resources to those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. It will present specific information surrounding: vocabulary, what to expect upon diagnosis, treatment, prevention, stigma, the legal landscape at this time, and resources for clients. This webinar is presented In honor of World AIDS Day.

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Serving LGBTQ+ Veterans

Presented Jess Homan, LISW-S
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements 

LGBTQ+ Veterans and active members of the military have been discriminated against since the military's inception. This presentation reviews how policies, culture, and intersectional identities impact the mental and physical health of LGBTQ+ veterans. 

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Intuitive Eating and Anti-Fat Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community: The History of Anti-Fat Bias

Presented by Reyna Lusson, LSW and Miriam Mogilevsky, LISW-S
1.5 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

Participants will learn the history and origins of anti-fat bias in the context of racism and ableism. This session will bust some common diet culture myths, and break down the white supremacist history of the BMI.

The content of this training draws significantly on the work of fat activists and scholars; participants will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources from individuals with lived experience, and are strongly encouraged to continue learning from this material. Miri and Reyna strongly believe that fat people deserve paid opportunities to speak about their own experiences of fatphobia and perspectives on how to resist it; this training is not that, and should not be considered a substitute for learning directly from fat individuals about their experiences.

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Intuitive Eating and Anti-Fat Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community: Anti-Fat Bias in Medical and Therapeutic Settings

Presented by Reyna Lusson, LSW and Miriam Mogilevsky, LISW-S
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

Participants will learn how anti-fat bias shows up in the present day and creates disparities in healthcare. This session will discuss how weight stigma affects patients and staff in healthcare settings. There will be discussion on how microaggressions such as fatphobic documentation and BMI limits for gender affirming surgery can lead to health disparities and avoidance of medical care.

 

The content of this training draws significantly on the work of fat activists and scholars; participants will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources from individuals with lived experience, and are strongly encouraged to continue learning from this material. Miri and Reyna strongly believe that fat people deserve paid opportunities to speak about their own experiences of fatphobia and perspectives on how to resist it; this training is not that, and should not be considered a substitute for learning directly from fat individuals about their experiences.

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Intuitive Eating and Anti-Fat Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community: Intuitive Eating 101

Presented by Reyna Lusson, LSW and Miriam Mogilevsky, LISW-S
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

This webinar will focus on intuitive eating as a way to resist diet culture and anti-fat bias. This is not a comprehensive training on intuitive eating, but will introduce the core principles, as well as some other strategies that providers can use to disrupt anti-fat bias in medical and therapeutic settings. 

 

The content of this training draws significantly on the work of fat activists and scholars; participants will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources from individuals with lived experience, and are strongly encouraged to continue learning from this material. Miri and Reyna strongly believe that fat people deserve paid opportunities to speak about their own experiences of fatphobia and perspectives on how to resist it; this training is not that, and should not be considered a substitute for learning directly from fat individuals about their experiences.

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Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy

Presented by Kira Hayes, MFT
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

This training will introduce mental health professionals to the basic types and structures of Consensual Non-Monogamous (CNM) relationships and increase awareness of common vocabulary use, individual and relational challenges, and minority stressors. Other various clinical issues related to CNM, such as creating relationship agreements, navigating conflict, ways to develop and maintain healthy ethical relationships, and more will be outlined. As a 101 level training, this is by no means all inclusive, and is designed as an introduction to this topic to assist clinicians in identifying areas where they may need further training to provide a knowledgeable and affirming space for CNM clients.

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Clinical Work with Kinky Clients

Presented by Meg Jeske, LPC and Heather Sexton, LPC
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

Through this webinar, participants will learn about how to effectively work with clients who engage in BDSM or kink. Participants will discover ways to expand the exploration clients are already doing around power exchange, sexuality, and communication in their kinky lives in their therapy work. Attendees will also gain basic familiarity with BDSM and kink in order to meet clients where they’re at.

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Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Counseling Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients

Presented by Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, PhD., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC 
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar provides a brief historical overview of anti-Asian discrimination to help mental health professionals contextualize how xenophobic rhetoric may contribute to racial trauma and psychological distress. Next, clinical implications for counseling Asian and AAPI clients will be outlined. Finally, attendees will learn culturally relevant, trauma informed strategies for cultivating ethnic identity, enhancing resilience, and promoting psychological wellbeing among Asian and AAPI communities. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of racial discrimination towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have substantially increased. Anti-Asian rhetoric touted by political leaders and media outlets that refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” echo historical sentiments of anti-Asian oppression and may contribute to higher rates of mental health distress in Asian and AAPI communities. 

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Healing 101: Mental Health and the Indigenous Community

Presented by Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar will aim to provide education on the history, intersectionality, and best practices of working with Indigenous people, communities, and tribes. The populations covered will extend beyond the federally recognized tribes of what is now known as the United States and will also cover the First Nations of Canada, Inuit, Métis, as well as Indigenous tribes of Mexico. This training will serve as a brief introduction to working with Indigenous communities, confronting the barriers to healthcare, mental healthcare, and provide resources for advocacy on behalf of these communities. 

Native/Indigenous people have been colonized since the formation of what is now considered The United States of America. Due to forced cultural assimilation, many Native/Indigenous communities lost their identities and are victims to political, economic, and cultural structures prominent in the US that contribute to a rise in health-related problems, including mental health illnesses. To combat this, it is imperative to address the inequality and discrimination faced by Native/Indigenous people as this has been shown to be more effective than the standardized societal focus and emphasis on medication and traditional western therapy.

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Integrating Intersectionality into Your Professional Practice: A Three Part Series

Presented by Bowen Marshall, LPC
1 CE Each- All Meet Ethics Requirements

Introduction to Intersectionality (Part One): In this webinar, participants will review and discuss the history and creation of the concept of intersectionality, the role it plays in mental health care, and the ways in which they can understand their own identities through an intersectional lens.

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Applying Intersectionality to Clinical Work (Part Two): In this webinar, participants will discuss the ways in which intersectionality can allow them to better understand their client's world views and experiences. Participants will use case studies to examine and better understand the role that an intersectional approach can be used to build a stronger therapeutic alliance with a client.

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Applying Intersectionality to Your Organization (Part Three): In this session, participants will take a critical look at organizations and the ways in which they allow for or suppress the expression of intersectionality. Participants will be able to assess their own places of work relative to their openness and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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