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Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev, LCSW-R,

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
Practical and Ethical Considerations in Treating LGBT Clients

12.0 CE Hours Available

This program qualifies for 3.0 hours of ethics CE credit

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Arlene Istar Lev describes sexual orientation and gender identity expression and treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) clients within a developmental and systemic perspective.

Day One (Disks 1-4) focus on understanding definitions and identity integration, and the role of discrimination in psychological development for LGBT people. Arlene also examines barriers to successful and ethical treatment, including the overlap of mental health and substance abuse problems within LGBT families and communities.

Day Two (Disks 5-8) focus on the specific concerns for transgender, transsexual, and gender non-conforming clients and their families. Arlene discusses the role of the psychotherapist in the evaluation of medical treatment, evolving Standards of Care, and issues in treating children and youth.

Both days include in-depth discussion of ethical considerations in treating LGBT clients including issues of transference and counter-transference, boundaries, informed consent, confidentiality, advocacy and bias in public policy.

Topics Covered

LGBT-Affirmative Treatment
Overview of Psychological Development
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Coming Out, Discrimination, and Shame
  • Family of Origin and Family of Choice
Barriers to Effective Care
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Institutional Barriers
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Couple and Family Issues
Ethical Considerations
  • Boundaries, Confidentiality, & Informed Consent
  • Transference and Counter-Transference
  • Advocacy and Bias in Public Policy
Specialized Treatment Considerations
  • Case Example: Family Invisibility
  • Parenting - Public Policy Dilemmas
Treating Transgender & Transsexual Clients
Overview of Transgender Identity
  • Role of the Psychotherapist
  • Treatment Models and Diagnosis
Trans-Health Issues
  • Evolving Standards of Care
  • Family-Centered Treatment
  • Children and Youth
Ethical Considerations
  • Assessment for Medical Treatment
  • Boundaries, Confidentiality, & Informed Consent
  • Transference and Counter-Transference
Specialized Treatment Considerations
  • Case Example: Gender Diversity
  • Case Example: Family Members
  • Case Example: Advocacy

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  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
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  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
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