Counselor Competence for Treating LGBT Clients
$15.00 | CEU Hours:5.00 | Intermediate
CE Course Description
This CE course addresses the potential interaction among substance abuse, recovery issues, and the coming out process; the family dynamics that are important in working with LGBT individuals; the clinical issues and concerns specific to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender clients; and the approach to assessment and treatment of LGBT youth.
Article Author: Emily McNally, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CE Course Objectives
1. Discuss the primary goal of treatment.
2. Explain what professional counselors need to have awareness of in order to work effectively with LGBT clients.
3. Examine what is and is not appropriate to ask each client about during assessment.
4. Elucidate essential elements in prevention and treatment of substance abuse in LGBT youth.
5. Identify at which stage of treatment the counselor should suggest attendance at gay- or lesbian-affiliated AA or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings.
6. Describe the client behavior that is crucial to recovery from substance abuse.
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