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Who Are the Rainbow Communities and Why Should We Know? – 1 CE Credit VIRTUAL

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Abstract

An ever-evolving group of communities, the 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families have become more of our therapeutic and political focus over the years. There is more research now than ever before about this group of people and their needs, and yet there is much that is not yet known about them. We, as therapists, will encounter people who identify themselves as belonging to some part or parts of the queer communities, and so we need to educate ourselves on how best to serve them. This presentation is where we will begin.

Learning Objectives

  • To list who comes under the Rainbow of these communities.
  • To understand the impact of the history of discrimination and abuse of these communities.
  • To start to get an understanding of the unique issues that impact these communities.
  • To begin a self-evaluation of our potential biases as mental health professionals.
  • To analyze the areas we might start to change to make more space for these communities.

Intended Audience

This presentation is for mental health professionals who wish to have an overview of who the 2SLGBTQ+ communities are and what unique issues they face that would allow for their practices to become more accessible to this population.

Presenter

Jane Oxenbury, M.Ed., R.Psych.

I am a Registered Psychologist in private practice in Calgary who has worked with individuals, couples and families within the LGBTQ2S+ communities since 1988. I also run workshops regarding LGBTQ2S+ identities and concerns. I am a member of the Calgary AHS Sexual Orientation Identity and Expression Provincial Advisory Council and the Calgary Police Service Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisory Board. I have memberships in the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Canadian Psychologists Association, the Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. I have co-authored the chapters “Counselling Lesbians” in “Culturally-Infused Counselling: Celebrating the Canadian Mosaic” (2005) and “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Individuals” in “Canadian Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century” (2015).

Outline of the material covered

Definition of the 2SLGBTQ+ acronym and who is included in it.

Review of the communities’ history of trauma and discrimination.

Areas of unique issues for these communities.

Challenging biases and discrimination as a therapist.

Creating space in our practices for the 2SLGBTQ+

Continuing Education Credits

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for one (1.0) hour of CE Credit. Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.

Continuing Education Credits

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit. Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.

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Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
Cost:
$65.00

Venue

Online
Alberta Canada