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LGBTQ and Questioning Clients: Clinical Issues for the Therapist, Straight or Gay

Being a gay-friendly therapist is not enough; you need to be gay-informed. In this workshop, you will acquire more cultural competence with your LGBTQ clients around issues of sex, coming out, gender fluidity, mixed-orientation relationships, suicidality amongst adolescents, and more.

  • Location: The Cape Cod Institute

June 19-23, 2017: 9AM - 12PM

Join international speaker, author and expert on LGBTQ issues Dr. Joe Kort as he equips you with the right tools and information to more effectively counsel your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients and couples.

 Through case examples and plenty of humor, you will gain a better understanding of the modern LGBTQ culture, keep abreast of how younger clients are identifying in a more sexual and gender fluid way and learn to target the trauma associated with growing up in the closet and how minority stress affects one’s personality and mental health. You will learn specific strategies to better treat the unique challenges your client may be facing such as:

  • internalized homophobia and LGTBQ shame
  • non hetero-normative sexual behaviors and practices
  • trauma and abuse from growing up LGBTQ the difficult process
  • helping clients through the stages of coming out

 Dr. Kort will also help you avoid the common mistake of believing “a couple is a couple” and treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts. He will address the unique relationship dynamics of a same gendered couple and give you practical tools for their therapeutic progress. Most LGBTQ couples and individuals leave their straight therapist and hire a gay therapist due to lack of information and education by the straight therapist.

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