Working With LGBTQIA+ Clients Through the Lens of IFS

This On-Demand Webinar is for 3 hours and talks about working with LGBTQIA+ clients through the lens of IFS.
Access information, resources, and CEU information will be sent to you shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

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Working with LGBTQIA+ clients* requires therapists to focus compassionately on our clients’ internal worlds as well as our own. IFS offers a deep, transformational healing to clients AND it facilitates the ability of clinicians to connect with ANY client in spite of differences and biases due to of personal gender, sexual orientations and perceptions.

Join Frank Anderson for this engaging workshop as he explores working with LGBTQIA+ clients through the lens of IFS. Topics to be explored include:

How IFS helps therapists engage in parts that carry biases and how IFS can help therapists stay open to each client’s unique experience

How IFC can Support the healing agent of self-energy to promote healing and positive clinical outcomes.

Differentiate the clinical needs and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ populations and subgroups, including youth coming out in today’s culture

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Assess and discuss the importance of welcoming a person’s full humanity in treating clients in the LGBTQIA+ population.
  • Implement at least 2 ways to support the healing agent of self-energy to promote healing and positive clinical outcomes
  • Assess, identify and explain the differences in clinical needs and challenges facing different LGBTQIA+ populations and implement approaches that reflect the needs of individual clients
  • Explain at least 3 challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ subgroups  including LGBT youth, lesbians and trans individuals.

Frank Anderson

Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic covered
1st hour

How IFS Applies to the LGBTQIA+ Population

Welcoming a person’s full humanity/ The healing agent of self-energy/ Youth coming out in today’s culture/ Being gay or queer as a trauma experience/ Phases of gender transitioning

2nd hour

Applying IFS to the LGBTQIA+ Population

Differences & similarities when working with lesbians vs. gay men/ Honoring the differences and what you don’t know/ Recognizing that orientation & gender are different/ Pronouns as possible triggers

15 minute break
3rd hour

LGBTQIA+ Providers Providing Clinical Treatment

Assumptions of Shared Experience with clients/ The role of self-disclosure/ Heterosexual cisgender client’s reacting to gay therapists & heterosexual projection/ Recognizing therapist’s parts/ Orientation & power dynamics/ Creating a space where parts can speak up/ Creating space for the perpetrator parts

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US and International Participants

For American and International participants, this webinar may be eligible for Continuing Education credits. This webinar has not been pre-approved for US and International CE credits.

However, upon completion of the webinar and verification of your webinar attendance, you will be provided with the  following supporting documents  that you can submit to your licensing/regulating authority for consideration of approval for CE credit:

  • Certificate of participation (emailed to you upon verification of webinar attendance)
  • Workshop description, learning objectives, agenda, content references and disclosure agreement
  • Speaker’s CV

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Participation will be emailed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.

For Canadian Participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian Participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians participants, please click here.

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate $139.00
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4)* $556.00

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

All pricing is in $CAD. The $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here.

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