January 27, 2021 | 10:00am-11am (Pacific)

1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ Populations is presented by Kimberly F. Balsam, PhD

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) people have unique risk and resilience factors that influence their mental health and response to psychotherapy.  This webinar draws upon the growing body of psychological research with this population to provide a framework for clinicians to adapt their approach and provide affirmative, evidence-based psychotherapy for LGBTQ+ clients.  Clinical examples and suggestions for incorporating clinician self-awareness and identities will be included.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the unique risk and resilience factors influencing the presenting problems of LGBTQ+ psychotherapy clients

  • Decribe three key elements of affirmative psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ populations

  • Describe the framework for providing evidence-based psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ populations

Presented By

Kimberly F. Balsam, PhD

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D., is Department Chair and Professor in the Psychology Department at Palo Alto University, where she is the Director of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research. She has a 20-year history of clinical practice and has been conducting innovative research in the area of LGBTQ+ psychology since the 1990s. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the LGBTQ+ Clinical Academy, a project to develop and test a 40-hour cultural competence training for behavioral health providers.
  • Intended Audience

    This live webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

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    This live webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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