IN-DEPTH TRAININGS

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

Presented by Jess Homan, LISW-S

A two-part webinar. Thursday, January 21st and Thursday, January 28th 2:00pm-5:00pm

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.

Jess is offering times for 1 HOUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION GROUPS following this training to help deepen understanding of the concepts discussed, allow for practical application of concepts to specific case examples, and address attendee’s specific clinical questions. Full details and registration for consultation groups are available via the link below.

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

Presented by Luca Mendlein, LISW

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 12:00pm-2:00pm
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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Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy

Presented by Kira Hayes, MFT

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs

This course 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, 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.

Kira is offering times for 1 HOUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION GROUPS following this training to help deepen understanding of the concepts discussed, allow for practical application of concepts to specific case examples, and address attendee’s specific clinical questions. Full details and registration for consultation groups are available via the link below.

Click here to register for the training.