Providing Affirming AND Creative Care to LGBTQ Clients and Families

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Providing Affirming AND Creative Care to LGBTQ Clients and Families


Taught by: Mark Beauregard, MA, LCAT, RDT, BCT
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:00am-1:00 pm
Location:  Art Spa, 190 North 10th Street, Suite 301, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Fee:  $95

Description of course activity content: Participants will learn the essentials to work confidently in therapeutic encounters with LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning) and GNC (Gender Nonconforming) clients and families. Through experiential and didactic methods, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of gender and sexuality affirmative language, best practices and care. The course instructor will use various drama therapy and experiential learning methods to illustrate the material, highlighting how using creative approaches, such as movement and drama therapy can facilitate connection and understanding when working with gender and sexually diverse clients.

Course content includes:

-Sexuality and gender affirming language and definitions.

-Distinctions between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
-Issues and needs unique to LGBTQ clients from an intersectional lens.
-Sexual orientation and gender identity models for individuals and families, applied to clinical practice.

-Impact of acceptance and rejection has on LGBTQ clients and families.

-Creative interventions and best practices for providing affirmative care.

A description of the teaching methods to be used:
1. Lecture and discussion of foundational theory and knowledge necessary for competent care of LGBTQI clients.
2. Role-play, drama therapy and movement exercises to illustrate concepts and demonstrate the application of theory.
3. Case examples from instructor’s own practice and from other sources.

The learning objectives of the course. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Define LGBTQ related terminology and identities that exist along gender and sexuality spectrums.
2. Differentiate between sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
3. Name and apply 3 existing models of gender identity and sexual orientation to their work.
4. Describe three strategies for providing gender and sexuality affirmative care.

Participants are welcome to bring and share case material within their own work that perhaps inspires or challenges them. Practical resources such as journal articles, books, and online resources will also be provided and available for participants to review.

Facilitated by Mark Beauregard, RDT-BCT, LCAT


Cancellation policy: If class is cancelled prior to two weeks before a scheduled training receive a refund minus a $15 processing fee. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 10 days before the first continuing education session will not be refunded but can receive credit towards a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with unexpected medical or personal emergencies.

Price: $95.00
Wednesday, October 25 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
"The workshop was incredibly helpful in gaining theoretical and clinical insight on the counseling of LGBTQ clients. Mark's skillset as a workshop leader was evident as he used both didactic and active methods in helping us understand and explore the concepts presented. His background in the subject was clearly comprehensive and he worked diligently to understand the skill level of the audience and work with us from there. I would highly recommend Mark as a guest speaker. Thanks for the great workshop!"

Jason F., Doctoral Student, School Psychology