Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101779
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About the Course:
Counselor Competence in Treating LGBT Clients (Chapter 13): From A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treeatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals will help counselors to become more aware of their homophobia and heterosexism, how these biases can lead to mistreatment, and how to monitor and manage their own biases. This chapter will explain how to provide good quality, fair, ethical, and competent treatment to LGBT clients, and how to provide LGBT sensitive treatment. Lastly, it will cover what counselors should consider in treating LGBT criminal justice clients.
Course materials are from Chapter 13, found on pages 115-121 of pdf document (pages 121-127 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA09-4104
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Counselor Competence in Treating LGBT Clients (Chapter 13): From A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2012.
Publication Date:2001; Revised 2012
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about counselor competence in treating LGBT clients. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the counselor's professional responsibility and how a counselor can help the clients heal from the negative effects of homophobia and heterosexism.
- Describe what the counselor can do in order to aid in the "coming out" process as well as to help clients understand their struggle in the context of discrimination and prejudice.
- Acknowledge how to treat LGBT clients in the criminal justice field.
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