Understanding Your LGBTQI Client: Establishing a Safe Clinical Environment for Connection, Support, & Growth , Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, Friday, 20. March 2020

Title: Understanding your LGBTQI Client: Establishing a safe clinical environment for connection, support, & growth  
Course Description: 
In a collaborative effort to inform and create understanding for mental health providers surrounding LGBTQI clients, this training brings clinicians, direct care staff, and providers together to learn the spectrum of best practices for our clients. Participants will learn terms and basic concepts surrounding gender & sexuality, ways of communicating with compassion & respect, some professional research statistics, and some effects of addiction & trauma. Clinicians are seeing more LGBTQI individuals seeking help. This is not trend. Today we are seeing more individuals feeling safer in coming out, and we, as behavioral health professionals, need to be knowledgeable and create spaces that are safe, supportive, and provide corrective healing experiences for these individuals.
Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn some vocabulary & terminology supportive of the LGBTQI community while gaining further understanding on sexual orientation & gender identity being non-binary. 
2. Gain information and awareness on the multi-layered 'coming out' process for LGBTQI individuals.
3. Able to identify how our current legal system acknowledges gender & sexual orientation, challenges that can take place, and the emotional journey of how this process may impact our clients & their families. 
Christy Plaice, LPC, MAC, CCT, DCC , as a licensed professional counselor (LPC), I have provided psychotherapy, counseling, presentations/trainings, consultations, supervision, and leadership in a variety of arenas: business owner, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice; athletic counseling for injured athletes returning to their sport for college, professional, and Olympians; young ***** addiction clinician specializing in substance abuse and trauma at Foundations Recovery Network IOP; Clinical Director of a young ***** wilderness therapy program in North Carolina; clinical director of a recovery transitional living program for young ***** men in NC; clinical consultant for outpatient & residential treatment programs (nationwide) to provide training to direct care staff on a variety of training topics.
Continuing Education Credit: 
 Application is pending by LPCA-GA for 3 continuing education hours
 Application is pending by GSCSW for 3 continuing education hours
Refund Policy:
Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to eevans@pyramidhc.com.

Understanding Your LGBTQI Client: Establishing a Safe Clinical Environment for Connection, Support, & Growth

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