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Why Friendly isn’t Enough: Becoming an LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Clinical Practice

  • 30 Sep 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom



Friday September 30, 2022 | 10:00am - 5:30pm EST

6 CE Credits

Live Webinar via Zoom


Program Description: 
While many clinicians consider themselves LGBTQIA+-friendly, well-intentioned clinicians can create inadvertent harm without proper training in LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy. This workshop will provide foundational knowledge for affirmative clinical work with LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) clients. After introducing participants to language and definitions related to these communities, this workshop will cover common clinical issues faced by LGBTQIA+ clients, including minority stress, coming out, and identity development. We will explore how identity development can be difficult for clients living in an unsupportive world and how therapy can assist clients with the development of a cohesive self. We will cover common biases that may negatively impact clinical work with LGBTQIA+ clients and how to make intake processes inclusive. Additionally, we will address how to ethically market your practice within your scope of competence.  

Learning Objectives:
1.  Discuss 
how LGBTQIA+ friendly and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy is different
2.  Define 
common LGBTQIA+ terminology while recognizing how language is self-constructed by the client
3.  Describe 
the differences of identity layers as it relates to domains of sex, gender, and sexuality
4.  Explain 
at least 2 identity gaps that may occur within LGBTQIA+ clients and how they impact clinical work
5.  Describe 
minority stress related factors impacting mental health in LGBTQIA+ clients
6.  Identify 
at least 3 ways to make the intake process more inclusive of LGBTQIA+ clients

About the Presenter:
Cadyn Cathers, PsyD (he/him/his) has been teaching courses on human sexuality, psychotherapy with LGBTQIA+ communities, and psychodynamic theory for over 10 years, and serves as teaching faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles in the LGBT Specialization. He is the founder and CEO of The Affirmative Couch, which provides online continuing education on clinical work with LGBTQIA+, CNM, and kink communities. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice at the Out Couch Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, P.C., where he focuses on psychoanalytic psychotherapy with transgender and nonbinary patients. Presenter Website  


Paying with a check: 
Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

Cancellation policy: 
Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

Attendance policy:
Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

Registrations are Transferable: 
Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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New Hampshire Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Hampshire Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the programs and content of all continuing education events.


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