Live Professional Workshop: The Why's and How's of LGBTQ+ Affirmative Care

Join us for a Professional Workshop for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals!
Earn 1.5 Free CEs

Speakers: Anya Shumilina, PsyD, LCSW (she/her), Co-Director, Aspire Psychotherapy, and Brie Scolaro, LMSW (they), Co-Director, Aspire Psychotherapy

The presentation will focus on addressing the importance of providing tailored, culturally competent, LGBTQ+ affirmative psychological interventions to LGBTQ individuals. We will cover how the impact of perceived heterosexist bias, homophobia, and therapists’ general lack of understanding and/or adequate training of gender and sexual diversity may result in distrust and/or avoidance of medical or mental health services. 

This lecture will provide healthcare providers with a deeper understanding of the significance of LGBTQ affirmative care and equip them with strategies and practical tips for delivering culturally competent and respectful care to all patients, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The goal is to empower healthcare providers to make positive changes in their approach to LGBTQ patient care.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Appraise your knowledge of the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in the healthcare system.
  2. Demonstrate how to implement LGBTQ affirmative care in practice.
  3. Express your awareness and advocacy for LGBTQ health equity.
Approval Statements:
Earn 1.5 Free CEs

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1.5 NBCC clock hours.