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Instructor and family therapist James Guay is friendly, approachable -- and a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights. He understands the wide range of knowledge and experience that therapists may have as they approach the topic, and addresses issues of language and treatment clearly and openly, without judgment.
Fundamentals of Therapy with LGBTQ Clients aims to give practical guidance for providing a welcoming and affirmative psychotherapy experience to clients who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. Topics include validating language, systems of oppression, and addressing the unique needs of this population.
1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Describe the differences between being LGBTQ friendly versus LGBTQ informed
Differentiate between sex, gender and sexual orientation
Define essential LGBTQ terminology, including a recognition of how language is self-determined and changes over time
Recognize at least three effects of societal oppression, including how this can intersect with various identities
Identify at least three characteristics of LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy
Format and Length:
Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 70 minutes
NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4: Counseling Services
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and substance abuse counselors.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: February 12, 2019
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFRs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course has been approved by SimplePractice, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 Hour CE. NAADAC Provider #186410. SimplePractice is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Click here to view our complete CE approval information.