Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients through the Lens of IFS

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Live Broadcast Time: 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm, EDT (Toronto, New York City), UTC -5
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Registration Costs:
Webinar Rate – $152.00
Webinar + Q&A Rate – $168.00
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate – $129.20*
All 6 Webinars with Frank Anderson – $608.00*

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

To learn about all 6 Webinars with Frank Anderson, 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.

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

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

This is the fifth webinar of the 6-part Exploring Different Dimensions of Internal Family Systems with Frank Anderson series. You are welcome to attend just this one, or all of them or any combination of these webinars in this series.


Click here to for full workshop descriptions of all 6 webinars.

*LGBTQIA+ – A common abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Queer, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual, and Ally community

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.

Follow Up Q & A Session with Frank Anderson

Join Frank Anderson for a Follow-Up Q & A session to:

  • Ask questions that have arisen in the week after the webinar
  • Share unexpected insights, experiences and challenges that you have encountered as you put some of what you have learnt into practice

Live Follow Up Q & A Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Broadcast Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm, EDT

The Follow Up Q & A Sessions are scheduled a short time after the Live Broadcast date and are designed to help webinar participants further integrate and deepen their understanding and implementation of webinar material. After having had a chance to absorb and reflect on what you learnt in the webinar, you are invited to join the speaker in an hour-long Q & A session to ask questions, share your experiences in implementing some of the ideas explored in the webinar and discuss challenges and unexpected insights that may have arisen.

Follow Up Q & A Fee for Guests and Community Participants at time of registration: CDN$16

Follow Up Q & A Fee for Guests and Community Participants AFTER: CDN$30

Dedicated Learners and Whole Enchilada Learners of the Leading Edge Seminars Advantage Network are automatically registered  for Follow Up Q & As at no charge.

Please note: CEs are available for the webinar only (CE info for Canadians and Non-US participants click here, CE info for US participants click here).

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 Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit is pending approval through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed 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 and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international 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 and International 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 $152.00
Webinar + Q & A Rate $168.00
Dedicated Learner Rate* $129.20
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4)* $608.00

*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.

Event Detail

December 3, 2020 1:15 pm
December 3, 2020 4:30 pm