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Treating LGBTQ Clients:Addressing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Diversity

11.25 CE Hours Available

Arlene Istar Lev presents an in-depth overview of the therapeutic issues impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. She outlines definitions and language within the context of cultural communities, the process of identity development, and the role of discrimination and bias in the psychological experience of LGBTQ people.
She focuses on gay men and lesbians as individuals and couples. This includes discussing issues involving youth who are first coming out, couple development, and family-building. Additionally, she describes specific concerns of transgender and gender non-conforming clients and their families.
Arlene also discusses the role of psychotherapists in evaluating transgender clients for medical treatment, couple and family issues when a spouse comes out, and issues in treating gender nonconforming children and youth., and a review of the new DSM-5 and Standards of Care developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.


J&K Seminars does not provide NBCC credit for this program.

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Participants will be able to describe:

  • The components of sexual identity
  • Identity development and the coming out experience for LGBTQ people
  • The impact of discrimination and bias on the developmental lifecycle and psychological health of LGBTQ people
  • The heterogeneity of LGBTQ lifestyles across cultural, class, age, race, ethnic, religious and political cohorts and communities
  • How to encourage cultural competence regarding diverse sexual minorities
  • Issues related to family of origin, family of choice, and family-building issues in treating LGBTQ clients
  • Different ways clients express their gender identity
  • Issues impacting families with gender-variant or gender non-conforming members
  • Issues impacting gender nonconforming children and transgender adolescents and their families.
  • How to provide comprehensive, respectful, strength-based WPATH Standard of Care assessments

6 CE Credits in Diversity Included



LGBT Identities in Context

  • Understanding Terminology
  • Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Coming out, Discrimination, and Shame
  • Family of Origin and Family of Choice
  • LBTQ Families
  • Queer Families
  • Clinical Issues in Family-Building
  • Working with Youth
  • Adolescent Challenges
  • Case Examples: Adolescent Coming-Out
  • Clinical Challenges
  • Couple and Family Issues
  • Case Examples: Family Invisibility

Affirmative Treatment of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

  • Overview of Transgender Identity
  • Gatekeeping and Affirmative Treatment
  • DSM-5 and The WPATH Standards of Care
  • Trans-Health Issues
  • Family-Centered Treatment
  • Assessment for Medical Treatment
  • Working with Children, Youth, and Families
  • Working with Children and Youth
  • Family-Centered Care
  • Clinical Challenges
  • Clinical Issues in Affirmative Transgender Care