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Affirmative Therapy with LGBTQ Clients

  • 27 Oct 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005


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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Affirmative Therapy with LGBTQ Clients"


Dr. Douglas Favero & Dr. Suzan Stafford

October 27, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW,4th floor, Washington, DC

3.0 Hours of Diversity Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Pending

LGBTQ people utilize therapy at higher rates than the general population.  However, we therapists are sometimes not aware enough of the unique challenges and issues LGBTQ clients bring into therapy.  This workshop is designed to offer a look at how historical and current misunderstandings and biases can (and have) negatively affected work with this population.  We will review guidelines for this work, along with reviewing the issues of most concern to many LGBTQ people and how to help our clients move through them.

Workshop Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Give 3 guidelines supporting use of Affirmative Therapy
  2. Name 3 stages of identity formation in their LGBTQ clients.
  3. Identify 3 types of therapeutic misunderstandings and/or biases and how to counter them.
  4. Identify 3 issues therapists need to be familiar with when working with LGBTQ clients.

"The District of Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The District of Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content."

This course has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, DC Metro Chapter for 3.0 contact hours of cultural competence continuing education credit. Approval Code: 2017059

 There is no corporate support/payment for this workshop.

DCPA Event Cancellation Policy

The DC Psychological Association is unable to provide refunds for events. However, we do allow up to one year to make up a CE session that may have been missed. 

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