Behavioral Health Services and the LGBTQ+ Community

Behavioral Health Services and the LGBTQ+ Community 

More than 11 million adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Moreover, the number of adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender has increased in recent years, reaching an all-time high of 4.5% in 2017 (Newport, 2018). When these increasing numbers are considered in light of the health disparities found among this population (e.g., increased rates of mental health problems, suicidality, and substance use disorders), the critical need for trained professionals who can deliver competent, culturally relevant, affirming care becomes apparent. Yet, sadly, the need for such training has not translated to a behavioral health workforce that is confident to routinely meet the needs of sexual minority individuals. This course will help you to improve your ability to understand the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ population and provide affirming care that addresses those needs. We will review some foundational terms and issues pertaining to inclusive language, discuss the barriers that individuals frequently encounter when attempting to access healthcare, and strategies you can implement to help individuals overcome such barriers.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-HHS-0-BHSLGBTQ

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (32 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.0 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.0 HOURS


Relias, 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-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours. Content Area:

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Pennsylvania Certification Board

1.0 HOURS


PCB Approved Education
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.00 CEHs.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.0 HOURS


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-BHSLGBTQ
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the concerns of the LGBTQ+ community-at-large regarding behavioral health needs and services.
Be able to identify specific roadblocks to care, including care for medical and integrated services.
Describe outreach efforts and interventions that can assist LGBTQ+ community members to obtain effective healthcare and meet behavioral health needs.

Outline:
Behavioral Health Services and the LGBTQ+ Community

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Key Terms and Inclusive Language

Rory’s First and Last Meeting with Maxine

Understanding Terms Related to Gender and Sexuality

Central Concepts Related to Gender and Sexuality

Quick Check

Intersex Condition or Differences of Sex Development

What is Inclusive Language?

Review

Summary

Section 3: The LGBTQ+ Community and Behavioral Health Needs

An Overview of Behavioral Health Needs in the LGBTQ+ Community

The Impact of Oppression and Discrimination

Suicidality

Substance Abuse among LGBTQ+ People

The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care

Violence Toward LGBTQ+ Individuals

The Impact of Microaggressions

Review

Summary

Section 4: Overcoming Roadblocks to Affirming Care

Mistreatment and Discrimination within Healthcare

Training Deficits

Concerns of the LGBTQ+ Community

The Need for Integrated Care

Identifying and Addressing Internalized Messages and Implicit Bias

Legal Discrimination and Access to Healthcare

Review

Summary

Section 5: Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

Supportive and Affirmative Approaches

Ensure Compliance with National Guidelines

Assess Whether Your Practice is an Affirming Environment

Outreach Programs and Public Health Campaigns

Facilitating Referrals

Honoring non-Western Healing Methods

Importance of Peer Support and Group Facilitators Who Share Identities

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C
Tavi Hawn, LCSW trained in both macro and micro social work at the University of Washington in Seattle. After working on the West Coast with houseless youth, children who'd experienced severe abuse or neglect, and adults in residential substance abuse treatment, they returned home to North Carolina and worked with youth in the juvenile justice system. They then started a private therapy practice, primarily seeing transgender and gender non-conforming people of all ages. They co-founded a nonprofit summer camp for queer and trans youth and youth from LGBTQ+ families, and also formed an LGBTQ+ Wellness Center Collaborative providing a variety of healing modalities and community events. Tavi is a queer, two spirit, multi-racial, native person who currently provides consultation and training for organizations and individuals seeking to become more trans-affirming, in addition to facilitating a two spirit wellness circle through a local urban Indian center, and maintaining a small private therapy practice in Maryland. They continue to seek ways to use their privileges to increase access for trans, two spirit, gender non-conforming people in the fields of social work and mental health as practitioners, instructors, and recipients of services. Disclosure: Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Jessica Kingsley Publishing as Royalties Relevant Financial Relationship with Maryland Addiction Recovery Center as Consultant
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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