LGBTQ Trauma and Microaggressions: Essentials for Clinicians ~ December 4, 2016

Posted by on November 14, 2016




LGBTQ Trauma and Microaggressions: Essentials for Clinicians
Presented by Sand Chang, PhD
Co-Sponsored by Santa Clara County Psychological Association and California Psychological Association
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1-3pm
Gronowski Clinic, 5150 El Camino Real, Room D11A, Los Altos

COST: $20 for SCCPA and SMCPA members, $40 for non-members (CE’s $10 extra)


Increasing attention is now given to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations in the media, yet even mental health providers with basic information about these client populations may not understand the ways that trauma and microaggressions affect these clients’ everyday lives or experiences when seeking help from mental health professionals.

This 2.5-hour, mixed level course is for clinicians who would like to know how to integrate a greater awareness of challenges and strengths of gender and sexual minority clients and move toward providing trauma-informed treatment.

Topics discussed will include:
• Overview of sexual orientation and LGBQ populations and key terminology
• Intersectional approach to examining sexual orientation and gender diversity in relationship to other cultural identities (race, ethnicity, class, ability/disability, religion)
• Impacts of trauma and microaggressions, how these affect clients and their experiences in psychotherapy

CPA is co-sponsoring with SCCPA. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 2.0 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.


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