LGBTQIA-Affirmative Therapy: A Compassionate and Inclusive Approach
A 6.5 hour Self-Study course for therapists and wellness professionals
As understanding about LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) populations and their unique needs evolve, it becomes increasingly essential that therapists keep themselves abreast of the changes in knowledge and treatment of these clients.
As a therapist, if you’re well-versed about LGBTQIA+ clients and their mental health needs, you’ll be better equipped to provide empathetic, culturally competent, and affirming care to clients who identify in this way.
“I don’t specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ clients.”
You don’t have to specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ to work with them effectively.
In fact, you may be working with clients now from this community without realizing it. Your clients may not tell you about their sexual orientation or gender identity, especially if they don’t know how open you are to it, or they may not be clear about it themselves.
Further, not all LGBTQIA+ clients want to work with therapists who identify themselves as LGBTQIA+.
In addition, there may not be anyone else in your location who can provide adequate care to these individuals.
“I’m already LGBTQIA-friendly.”
It’s essential to be open to working with LGBTQIA+ clients…but it’s not enough. To provide high-quality care, you need to be educated on the issues and needs of this community.
To provide a safe and welcoming environment, it’s critical that you overcome any blindspots, misconceptions or misunderstandings about LGBTQIA+ individuals and put all assumptions you have about them aside.
Further, as advances in understanding, terminology, ethical and legal issues, and societal attitudes shift, it’s essential to be knowledgeable about these changes.
“This course is jam-packed with valuable content!”
Before taking the course, I had some experience with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community but was eager to expand my knowledge about this population.
The course offered an abundance of rich information that exceeded my expectations. It broadened my awareness and understanding in many ways, particularly concerning the unique challenges and traumas faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I was happy to see the course also provided information on couples. I gained valuable insights into specific difficulties experienced by LGBTQIA+ couples.
I’d highly recommend this course – It’s rich with information, tips, and case studies.
I look forward to applying what I learned working with my next LGBTQIA+ client!
Certified Canadian Counsellor
St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada
Clinton Power is an online counsellor and psychotherapist, couples therapist and Gestalt therapist who has worked with straight and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples since 2003.
Clinton is passionate about working with same-sex relationships and has trained in the Gottman Method, the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).
Clinton is regularly featured in the media on relationships and LGBTQIA+ issues and has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Weekly, PsychCentral, The Daily Mail, eHarmony and many other websites and publications. Clinton is also a regular interviewee for Australian ABC radio programs.
With Juliet Austin, he is also co-founder and co-owner of the Mind Body Training Institute for therapists and wellness professionals.
The course went into a lot of detail, and I learned much I didn’t know. The historical and scientific insights were particularly enlightening, as I had not been exposed to them before.
I thought I was up to date with the terminology regarding this community and was surprised by how much I didn’t know. My understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals growing up in our society increased significantly. The course also reinforced the importance of avoiding preconceived notions and judgments about LGBTQIA+ individuals.
This clear and concise course offers a rich source of learning about the LGBTQIA+ population. This knowledge will be invaluable in enhancing my care of my LGBTQIA+ clients now and in the future.
I’m very happy that I took the course!
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
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Interview with Dr. Michele Omara
In this interview, Dr. Omara shares the following:
Interview with Tavi Hawn
In this interview, Tavi Hawn shares the following:
“A wonderful course presented in a thoughtful way.”
“As a therapist who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and works with LGBTQIA+ children and adults, I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It’s an excellent overview for therapists new to this area and offers valuable insights even for therapists like myself who have experience working with LGBTQIA+ clients.
I liked that the course was based on research and emphasized the importance of continuous self-reflection on one’s assumptions and privileges. The resources and tools were very helpful. Some of them were new to me. I also appreciated that the course encouraged advocacy as an integral part of therapy for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
The information in this course is essential for all therapists. You never know when an LGBTQIA+ client may walk into your therapy room, and being prepared to create a safe and inclusive space for them is crucial.
Thank you. The training was excellent.”
10 pre-recorded modules
Downloadable videos, audios and transcripts for each modules
Worksheets for each module to help integrate your learning
2 Bonus interviews with videos, audios, and transcripts
3 handouts with useful tools to use with clients
Reading list and a helpful resource list
180 days access to all materials in our learning center AND the ability to download them and keep them forever
Certificate of completion for 6.5 hours of professional development
It doesn’t get any better than this.
6.5 hours of valuable content at our introductory rate of $147. You’ll likely never see this price again, so if you want to improve the care you provide to LGBTQIA+ clients, $147 is a no-brainer.
Once you make the purchase, you’ll have 7 days to decide if this course is right for you.
If you decide the course isn’t for you right now, we will refund 100% of your fee – no questions asked.
“As a therapist who identifies as Queer, I found this course to be incredibly impressive!”
“My professional focus involves working with LGBTQIA+ youth and creating educational programs for those who support them.
I’ve completed numerous courses on LGBTQIA+ issues that only scratch the surface of addressing the challenges facing LGBTQIA+ individuals. In contrast, this course offers a deep dive into the subject, providing immediately useful insights.
The course delivered a solid overview and structure for working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families. I was particularly impressed with the discussion on how to tailor specific therapy modalities to the needs of queer clients.
The valuable tools and measurements shared by Clinton will significantly enhance my future work with clients. While I was familiar with some of these resources, I had never thought how they might be applied to LGBTQIA+ clients. That blew my mind!
I really appreciated this course – a big thank you from the Queer community.”
Therapist with LGBTQIA+ Youth
This a self-study course. All the lessons and bonuses for the course are pre-recorded. You’ll have access as soon as you register. You can watch the videos, listen to the audios, and/or read the transcripts at your convenience.
Introductory Rate: $147 (Regular fee: $347)
The regular fee for this course is $347. Right now we’re offering an introductory fee of $147. That is a $200 savings. Act now as you may never see the fee for this course so low again.
$147 CAD for Canadian residents (No GST)
$147 AUD for Australian and New Zealand residents (Australians add GST)
$147 USD for USA and all other residents.
Canadians pay in Canadian dollars.
Australians and New Zealanders pay in Australian dollars.
All other participants pay in USD
If you decide the course isn’t what you want, we’ll refund 100% of your fee if you let us know within 7 days of purchasing the course.
CEUs – USA
We are not officially approved for most CEUs. We will give you a certificate of completion for the course. You’ll have to check with your professional association or licensing board to see if they’ll provide you with CEUs.
CEC’s – CCPA Canadian Counselling Association (CCPA). The Canadian Counselling Association will give CECs if you submit your course certificate.
ODPs – ACA: (Australian Counselling Association)
6 OPD (Ongoing Professional Development) points
CDPs – PACFA: (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia)
6.5 hours category B CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
You have access for 180 days from your date of purchase in our learning center. However, you can also download the materials and keep them forever.
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