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Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Clients:
Ethics, Suicide Prevention and Cultural Competancy

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 1:10 PM EST

Presenter: Kalliroi Matsakis, LICSW LCSW-C

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will increase knowledge and experience necessary for LGBTQ culturally competent care and suicide prevention
  2. Participants will increase knowledge through data and reasearch regarding LGBTQ suicide rates, causes and treatment
  3. Participants will learn about best practice and particular need for confidentiality with LGBTQ clients and Suicide Prevention

These workshops offer 4 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing suicidality and suicide, and there is a need for treatment modalities that can address the unique needs of this community when providing treatment. We know that culturally competent care is one of the most important protective factors for members of the LGBTQ community.

 

This course will help attendees gain competency and awareness of the community and unique elements for providing care. It will provide updated information on recent research regarding the issues and evidence based care, as well as how standard practices can be modified to meet the unique needs of this population. It will also provide necessary ethical information about confidentiality and mandated reporting when working with Suicidality and the LGBTQ community.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will increase knowledge and experience necessary for LGBTQ culturally competent care and suicide prevention
  2. Participants will increase knowledge through data and reasearch regarding LGBTQ suicide rates, causes and treatment
  3. Participants will learn about best practice and particular need for confidentiality with LGBTQ clients and Suicide Prevention

Agenda:

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Music
  2. Data on vulneralbilities LGBTQ Comunity
    1. Trauma
    2. Economic/housing
    3. Suicidality
  3. Introduction to Identity and Sexual Orientation 
    1. Terminology
    2. Pronouns and how to use them (Speed dating introduction using pronouns)
    3. Queer Joy and Gender Euphoria (video)
    4. Myths and Stereotypes
    5. Video and Small group practice of how to apologize.
    6. How to learn more

Break listening to a music: Self reflection question of what an individual can do to learn more signal safety

  1. Suicide Prevention (31)
    1. Suicidality in the LGBTQ comunities
      1. Risk factors
      2. Root causes
    2. Practice coping skill for providers (loving kindness meditation)
    3. Prevention
      1. Creating safe spaces
      2. Continuum of Care
    4. Safety planning and treatment
    5. Small group practice asking suicide assessment questions
    6. Check in
  2. Data: Collection, 
  3. HIPAA and Data Protection
    1. LGBTQ confidentiality in particular


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: advanced
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the workshops and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 3/27/2021-3/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 4 ethics continuing education credits.

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