LGBTQ PRE-RECORDED TRAININGS

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 Anna 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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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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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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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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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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