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LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Where:   BLOOMINGTON, MN

When:  Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL - BLOOMINGTON
2800 AMERICAN BOULEVARD WEST
BLOOMINGTON, MN 55431
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Course Description:

Recently, the LGBTQ community has been in the national spotlight for challenging issues like which bathroom a transgender person should use, increased youth suicide rates, and the Pulse nightclub tragedy. No wonder youth in our communities are scared to be open about who they are.

As a clinician, how are you supposed to help an LGBTQ youth when their parents are just not on board? Also as a clinician, do you know what type of treatment techniques to suggest when a transgender youth wants to prolong hitting puberty? These are the types of questions clinicians struggle with.

Join expert and author, Deb Coolhart, Ph.D., LMFT as she draws on her nearly 20 years of working with LGBTQ youth. Deb will show you effective clinical strategies for:
  • Coming out
  • Bullying
  • Suicide, anxiety, shame, depression, self-harming
  • Making healthy choices
  • Thriving in school
  • Options for guiding gender transition

Working with these youth and families can be complex, requiring the balance of many seemingly opposing viewpoints. As a clinician, there is nothing more rewarding than facilitating these changes and watching families discover their own path towards understanding.

Help LGBTQ kids and adolescents know that it’s their right to be themselves!
Objectives:

  1. Assess how school, family and social pressures impact the formation of an LGBTQ youth’s identity.
  2. Support the coming out process with youth clients and facilitate family interventions to create safety, support, space, and acceptance.
  3. Analyze LGBTQ youth clients’ level of risk and protective factors for developing symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation.
  4. Assess family dynamics of the client to determine potential to work towards increased acceptance and support.
  5. Assist transgender clients in the readiness process for medical gender transition and compose letters of support for clients to obtain medical gender transition treatments.
  6. Foster LGBTQ affirmative school environments with strategies for working in conjunction with school staff, administration and parents.
OUTLINE

Coming Into an LGBTQ Identity and Coming Out to Others
  • Identity development
  • Internalized homo-bi-trans-phobia
  • The decision to come out
  • Fears in the coming out process
  • Youths’ safety
Clinical Considerations
  • Intervene in depression, shame, self-harming behaviors, and suicidality
  • Address anxiety
  • Approach transgender compared to LGBQ
  • Importance of family acceptance
  • Intersections of other cultural identities
  • Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches
Differences within the LGBTQ Spectrum
  • Lesbian Youth
    • Confront invisibility
    • Facilitate positive self-esteem
  • Gay Youth
    • Discuss gender role expectations
    • Sexual health
    • Substance use
  • Bisexual Youth
    • Understand bisexuality as a legitimate identity
    • Harmfulness of bisexual erasure
  • Transgender Youth
    • Assess need/desire for gender transition
    • Options for gender expression
  • Questioning Youth
    • Make space for exploration and fluidity
    • Reduce pressure to self-label
Working with Families
  • Coming Out
  • Create space for parents’ reactions and resistance
  • Support youths’ LGBTQ identity
  • Help parents work towards increased acceptance and support
  • Navigate religious beliefs
  • Support parents’ own process of coming out
  • Attend to the needs of siblings and extended family members
  • Facilitate support networks
LGBTQ-Affirmative School Environments
  • Importance of safe schools for youths’ well-being
  • Assist parents with school advocacy
  • Coach youth towards self-advocacy
  • Deal with bullying and mistreatment
  • Considerations for transgender youth

DEBORAH ANNE COOLHART, PH.D., LMFT

Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT, is a private practice clinician and an assistant professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department at Syracuse University. She has been doing therapy with LGBTQ youth and their families for nearly 20 years. She created the Transgender Treatment Team in Syracuse University’s Couple and Family Therapy Center, where she trains and supervises masters students to work with transgender people and their families.

Dr. Coolhart has several publications on clinical work with LGBTQ youth. Her recent work has focused on transgender youth and their families. She has developed a tool for assessing youths’ and families’ readiness for gender transition treatments, published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. She has also published multiple manuscripts on supporting transgender youth and families in therapy and advocating for trans-affirmative school environments. Recently, she co-authored a book, The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity. Additionally, Dr. Coolhart has conducted research on transgender people and their family relationships and the experiences of LGBTQ homeless youth.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Deborah Coolhart is an assistant professor at Syracuse University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Deborah Coolhart is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; American Family Therapy Academy; and World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
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CULTURAL COMPETENCY
This seminar qualifies for 6.25 hours of cultural competency instruction. If cultural competency is not specified within your licensing board's approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of cultural competency allowed.


ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MINNESOTA COUNSELORS: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 6.25 hours of credit for LPCs and LPCCs.

WISCONSIN COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

WISCONSIN EDUCATORS: This course may be used toward your Professional Development Plan if it meets your individual goals. Please contact DPI with questions regarding individual PDP’s. This course is 6.25 clock hours.


MINNESOTA SUPERINTENDENTS, PRINCIPALS, SUPERVISORS, DIRECTORS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, DIRECTORS OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AND CAREER & TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPERVISORS: This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education clock hours by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators. Those seeking clock hours must attend 100% of the seminar. No partial credit allowed.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MINNESOTA MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6.25 continuing education credits.

WISCONSIN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been submitted to the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for review. Credit is pending.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Cultural Competency) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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