Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Psychotherapy - 4 CEUs
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When and Where:
- Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
- If you cannot attend this workshop on 5/19, you can pre-register for the on-demand version here: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/gender-diversit...
- Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time
- CE Hours Included: 4 Core (please see below for details)
- Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
- Investment: $109 before Friday, May 5th at 5:00pm Eastern Time, $119 after
- Presented by: Andrew Blalock, Ph.D. (see bio below)
- Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.
- Instruction Level: Intermediate
- Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Distinguish among assigned gender, gender role, and gender identity and explain how their congruence/incongruence affects psychosocial functioning.
- Describe hormonal/chromosomal anomalies and neurobiological differences that may affect assigned gender, gender identity development, and sexual orientation.
- Differentiate terms that describe/define various sexual identities and orientations.
- Compare and contrast three models of sexual identity/orientation development.
- Apply principles of gender affirming care when treating gender dysphoria, suicidality, externalizing problems, and internalizing problems in LGBTQ clients.
Did you take a Human Sexuality or Psychology of Gender course in your clinical training program?Probably not – some programs may offer them as electives, but it is difficult for therapist trainees to fit these valuable courses into comprehensive course requirements. This workshop is designed to address clinically relevant aspects of gender diversity and sexual identity and will focus on:1) biopsychosocial aspects of “gender” and biological factors that contribute to defining it, 2) neurobiological differences related to gender identity and sexual orientation, 3) contemporary terms that describe the diversity of the LGBTQ community, 4) empirically based models of LGBTQ sexual identity development, and 5) common mental health issues and needs of LGBTQ clients and gender affirming care.
Presented by: Andrew Blalock, Ph.D.
Dr. Blalock has over 25 years of experience in psychological practice, teaching, and research. His clinical specialties over the years have included HIV/AIDS mental health, LGBTQ counseling, assessment of developmental neuroatypical disorders, and comprehensive psychological evaluation and psychodiagnostics. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University, interning at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He subsequently completed an NIMH National Research Service Award in HIV/AIDS Clinical Research at the Grady Health System/Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In his early professional career, he worked in HIV/AIDS ethnic minority mental health grants management at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He also served as a Visiting Lecturer of Psychology at Georgia State University and adjunct faculty at Mercer University and Argosy University’s Departments of Professional Counseling and Clinical Psychology. For many years, he was a peer-counselor trainer for Atlanta’s AIDS Survival Project and a consultant and therapist for Positive Impact, a local non-profit community agency providing comprehensive medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment services for under-served HIV infected and affected clients. Currently, he is an LT Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Kennesaw State University and a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 – Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Agenda (Eastern Time):
- 10:30am - 11:00am | Sign-In and Welcome
- 11:00am - 12:00pm | Session
- 12:00pm - 12:10pm | Break
- 12:10pm - 1:10pm | Session
- 1:10pm - 1:50pm | Lunch Break
- 1:50pm - 2:50pm | Session
- 2:50pm - 3:00pm | Break
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Session
- 4:00pm | Continuing Education Certificates Available
4 Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:
- PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
- COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
- Counselors Licensed in Canada: The Knowledge Tree has applied for approval for this workshop through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
- SOCIAL WORKERS: The Knowledge Tree has applied for approval for this workshop through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW). If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
- MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 4 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #043-2023. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
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