Understand the coming out process

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  • Course Description

    As LGBTQ adolescents come to terms with their own sexuality and gender identity they can experience lower self esteem, feel unsafe, battle depression, and often contemplate suicide. Multiple studies show that LGBTQ adolescents experience higher rates of mental health disorders than their heterosexual peers. It is vital for clinicians to understand the process of coming out, learn definitions of sexuality and gender, understand variables in family dynamics and cultural influences, and develop tools to better assist their LGBTQ teen clients and their families.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Analyze developmental models of sexuality and gender and how they influence the challenges of the coming out process; Assess the effects of hetero-centric systems and biases within the structure of LGBTQ adolesent developmental phases; Apply therapeutic concepts developed during the workshop to the clinical setting with respect to cultural and social constructs.

  • Downloadable Audio Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or Google Play), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Register for a free Clearly Clinical account, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

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Instructor

LGBTQ Expert

  • John Sovec, LMFT #46376

    John Sovec, LMFT #46376

    Senior Instructor

    John is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of creating affirmative support for the LGBTQ community with his work featured on The Riki Lake Show, OWN, FOX, The Advocate, YHTV, LA Talk Radio, Broad Topics and regular columns for Huffington Post and Good Therapy. In addition, John offers trainings to organizations, schools, non-profits, and professional consultation on how to successfully support the LGBTQ community. John is an advocate and educator in the HIV/AIDS community with over twenty five twenty years of experience presenting workshops and retreats with various organizations and is the Clinical Consultant for The Life Group LA. In addition, John is an adjunct faculty member at Phillips Graduate University.

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