- Are you a therapist or coach who would like to feel more confident when working with queer relationship clients?
- Has it been a while since you've done any in-depth LGBTQ+ training, even though you are an ally or LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist?
- Do you have tricky cases and are looking for a place to ask all those questions you're unsure of where to ask?
Then you're in the right place!
This course is designed to help you deepen your work with LGBTQ+ clients and relationships.
6 Sessions (1 hour each) 6 CEUs
This course is designed to participate in live online, so you may ask questions and bring your clinical concerns into the space. For those who can't participate live, sessions will be recorded. Each session will include case examples and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. **
Session 1: Queer Culture and Theory in the Therapy Room
If you're going to work with queer clients, it's important that you have a basic understanding of queer culture and queer theory. This will help you spot systemic issues and better advocate for your clients.
Session 2: Getting a Strong Start with Queer Clients
A strong start in relationship counseling can make all the difference in terms of treatment outcomes. Learn a truly LGBTQ+ Affirmative Assessment to help you begin on the right foot with your queer clients.
Session 3: Navigating Different Relationship Structures
Queer relationships often look different than our straight counterparts. Some choose monogamy, some choose polyamory and there's everything in between. Learn how to work with different relationship structures more effectively in your practice.
Session 4: Queer Sex
If you're not part of the LGBTQ+ community you might be unsure how to talk about queer sex. That's not helping anyone. Learn some basics for how to handle the topic of sex in the treatment room.
Session 5: Addiction and Out of Control Sexual Behavior(OOSB)
Unfortunately, research shows that the statistics for LGBTQ+ clients and problematic substance use and OOSB are higher than our straight counterparts. Learn some of the basics for how to work with these issues in the therapy space.
Session 6: Queer Parenting
As queer folx, the way that we have children and build families is unique. Just like our straight counterparts, family issues sometimes show up in relationship work. Learn how to spot and address these topics more skillfully.
$299, which includes 6 CEU credits
When is this training happening?
The timing for the training is still TBD.
Refunds will be offered up to the start of the course. Once the course starts there will not be any refunds offered.
For more information, reach out here.
What to Expect From the Training
- 6 hours of high-quality, interactive training that you can do from anywhere.
- A safe space that is LGBTQ+ affirming, anti-racist, and pro-feminist.
- Slides and recordings will be available after each live class.
- LGBTQ+ worksheets and forms will be available to use in your practice.
- You can ask questions and consult on cases, time permitting.
- There will be practical things that you can take into your practice and use from each session.
Who is this course for?
This training is for therapists, counselors, and relationship coaches. It was designed for folks who do not identify as LGBTQ+, however, if you are a member of the community you will probably learn something, too.
What to expect after completing this course?
- You will feel more confident working with LGBTQ+ relationships in your practice.
- Practical skills and tools you can use when working with LGBTQ+ relationship clients.
- Deeper understanding of the Developmental Model of Relationship Therapy and how to use that with LGBTQ+ clients.
- A way to assess for addiction and OOSB in your relationship sessions.
Why did you create this course?
After hearing so many horror stories from clients who went to see therapists they thought were "LGBTQ+ Affirmative," I want to do my part to help educate and train therapists to show up better with queer clients. Many of us didn't get much training on this topic and there are more queer clients than there are queer therapists. It's my belief that with a little bit more training, we can create more safe spaces for queer clients to heal and grow.
6 CEU credits will be offered in Colorado and California.
**If you do not attend the training live you will need to complete an assessment for each segment that you miss in order to receive CEU credits.
Tom Bruett, LMFT (provider #115291) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP. Tom Bruett maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.