SPECIAL POPULATIONS RECORDED WEBINARS

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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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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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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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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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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On the Spectrum: Providing Care For Humans With Autism

Presented by Kel Hall, LISW

2 CEs

This presentation will seek to educate professionals working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Through listening to concerns and experiences from those living on spectrum, this presentation will dismantle the stereotypes and stigmas that have been placed on this community. This training will aim to educate professionals on ways to create a therapeutic environment that works to uplift individuals with Autism.

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