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3.0 CE Practice with LGBTQIA+ Clinical and Ethical Considerations

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3.0 clock hour Continuing Education Credits are provided as a recorded home-study session. Full Course Details: Description: As you learned in Part 1 of this series, clinicians have a responsibility to develop enhanced competencies when working with LGBTQIA+ clients. Creating safe and inclusive spaces, attending to the psychological safety needs of this community, enhancing our clinical assessment and documentation standards, and addressing some of the unique ethical aspects of working with this population are just some of the ways clinicians can improve their skills in partnering with LGBTQIA+ clients. In Part 2 of this Certificate series, clinicians will gain valuable skills and an appreciation for how to best create welcome, safe, and affirming environments as well as review some of the best practice clinical skills and ethical considerations in working with LGBTQIA+ clients and their support systems. Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss how provider bias can impact clients seeking services 2) Review concepts of Trauma-Informed Care 3) Review history of sexual orientation and gender identity as it relates to the DSM 4) Outline best practice clinical approaches for the behavior health treatment of LGBTQIA+ clients 5) Present information on the harmful practice of conversion therapy 6) Review best practice concepts in the area of documentation for services by LGBTQIA+ clients 7) Explain highlights of the WPATH standards for clients seeking medical transition services 8) Describe ethical issues that might arise when working with LGBTQIA+ clients

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