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Course Overview

Over the past decade, LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, and other) issues have become more of a focus in the behavioral health field and in the world (Huang, et. al., 2010). The ethical codes of all professional healthcare organizations specifically state that no one should be discriminated against or denied treatment due to sexual orientation or gender identity. While a great many behavioral health professionals now adhere to this guideline, despite best intentions, there is more to being an affirmative practitioner than being accepting and aware.

In this course, you will learn how to practice more affirmatively by addressing the behavioral health needs of LGBTQ+ populations and how to employ relevant, evidence-based interventions effectively. This course will primarily focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults but the knowledge you gain can be applied to additional gender identities, sexual orientations and age groups.

About the Course Author

Mary Sue Green earned her Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor. She works full-time as a substance abuse counselor for Helen Farabee Centers, is the owner of Room to Grow: Therapy, Supervision, Consultation, PLLC, and teaches as an adjunct professor for Capella University’s Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy program. She has received grant funding and published articles in peer-reviewed journals on diversity issues, mentoring, therapist self-awareness, sexuality, and infidelity. She has presented at state and national conferences on ethics, substance abuse, sexual orientation and gender identity, supervision, and working with same-sex couples. Mary Sue Green, Ph.D., LMFT-S has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (46 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    2.00HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    2.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.0 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.0 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    2.00HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    2.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    2.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

    Content Area: R1/Prevention
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    2.00HOURS

    Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I or II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    2.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3385 from 01/29/2021 to 01/29/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Social and Cultural Competence 2.0.
    New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
    Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 2.0 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.0 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 2.0 hours of CEU credit.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-WMELGBTQC
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    "Define ""affirmative practice."""; Describe up to 5 specific needs of LGBTQ+ populations mention in this course.; Explain the necessary components of competent practice with the LGBTQ+ community.; Identify societal, family, internal, and clinical influences on the experiences of LGBTQ+ populations.; List at least 3 evidence-based interventions for LGBTQ+ populations.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Behavioral Health in the LGBTQ+ Community
    The Minority Stress Model
    Meet Jodi
    Resilience
    Common Behavioral Health Concerns
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders
    Trauma-Related Concerns
    Intersectional Considerations
    Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders
    Eating Disorders
    A Word on Gender Dysphoria
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Examining the Needs of LGBTQ+ Populations
    Mistreatment and Discrimination within Healthcare
    LGBTQ+ Older Adults
    Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Identities
    LGBTQ+ Families
    Special Concerns for Couples
    Intimate Partner Violence
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: What is Effective Work with the LGBTQ+ Community?
    Meet Henry
    Appropriate Pronouns
    Identity and Microaggressions
    Affirmative Practice
    Competencies
    Provider Identifying and Addressing Internalized Messages and Implicit Bias
    A Note on “Safe Spaces”
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Evidence-Based Interventions
    The Use of LGBTQ+-Informed Interventions
    Screening and Assessment
    Evidence-Based Treatment Models
    Positive Psychology
    Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults
    Group Therapy
    A Note on Reparative or Conversion Therapy
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor(s)
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.