This training will provide guidance on supporting clients with multiple minority identities, and illumination on the needs of the LGBTQ community.
This is an introductory workshop designed to educate you about the diversity of sexual and gender orientation and to familiarize the clinician with the appropriate terminology when working with LGBTQ+ clients and their family members.
You will learn how stigmatization associated with a non-heterosexual sexual orientation can negatively affect the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, as well as familiarizing you with the specific realities of second-class citizenship, prejudice, discrimination, and violence. In this workshop, you will become well-versed in the twenty-one APA guidelines for conducting therapy with LGBTQ+ clients. You will learn about same-sex relationships and relationships where one or more members is transgendered, as well as other aspects of family structure and the unique challenges LGBTQ+ families face.
Additionally, you will learn about the challenges in life cycle development that an LGBTQ+ person faces with regard to adolescence, coupling, family development, generativity, and aging. Finally, this workshop will provide a brief historical overview of how homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender identity have been perceived in the mental health community, current acceptable practices, and residual impact on LGBTQ+ clients.
- Gain awareness of clinical needs facing LGBTQ+ clients
- Learn to foster a safe, therapeutic environment and relationship for LGBTQ+ clients
- Explore concepts of belonging and relational connection through a creative arts lens
Limitations and Risks:
- Participants understand the nature, objectives, limitations, and results from the training are distinctly different from the formal study of the creative arts therapies
- There are potential risks when introducing creative arts into your practice without adequate training
- The creative arts therapies are an evidenced-based treatment
The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383).
This workshop provides 7.5 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors and .5 credit hour for Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy students
Listening to the whole story: Working with the LGBTQ+ community
(7.5 CEUs/.5 credit) Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 9:00AM-5:30PM, 4336 Saratoga Avenue, 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515 at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, 4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515