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LGBTQIA+ Certificate Program

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$90.00 each

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Live Online Webinar
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Description

Final opportunity to enroll in the discounted 2-webinar bundle is midnight EST before the first event. 

As clinicians, we have an obligation to not only meet our clients where they are at but also advance our areas of competency when we are presented with client needs beyond our existing comfort zones or areas of expertise.  Far too often, LGBTQIA+ clients are referred out to other providers by very well-intentioned clinicians who question whether they have the skill set needed to effectively treat the presenting concerns of LGBTQIA+ individuals.  Let me tell you a little secret…YOU have the capacity to be an informed AND effective clinician for your LGBTQIA+ clients.  It may take some assistance from others to help you advance your clinical skills and increase your comfort, but you CAN do this important work.  And, frankly, this community needs more clinicians who are willing to expand their practice with LGBTQIA+ individuals of all ages.  With the behavioral health needs for LGBTQIA+ individuals at an all time high and access to affirming and safe providers being a top priority for this community, we are excited to offer the LGBTQIA+ Training Certificate Program for clinicians.   Please join us for this 2-part series and join the ranks of clinicians all over the country who are taking these essential steps in developing core competencies for clinical work with LGBTQIA+ individuals.

How to earn the LGBTQIA+ Certificate

The LCBTQIA+ Certificate Program requires completion of two courses:

  1. LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Healthcare – Fundamentals of Working With LGBTQIA+ Individuals (available as a live webinar 10/13/22, 1-3 pm EST)
  2. LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Healthcare – Clinical Practice and Ethical Issues (available as a live webinar 11/18/22, 1-3 pm EST)

If you cannot attend both webinars, we will offer them as online self-studies (with separate registration) once the webinars have ended.

Connect and Refresh Meeting

Join us immediately following the course for an optional "Connect and Refresh" 30-minute meeting to meet other course participants. Icebreakers and engaging discussion questions will be provided for breakout rooms.

Learning Objectives

After participating in LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Healthcare – Fundamentals of Working With LGBTQIA+ Individuals
 participants will be able to:

  • Define terms associated with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Describe how Bias & Microaggression can impact clinical care of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Respond to LGBTQIA+ patients with empathy and compassion and be best prepared to meet their identified health care needs.

After participating in LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Healthcare – Clinical Practice and Ethical Issues participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the concept of Representation can impact clients seeking services
  • Explain the WPATH standards for clients seeking medical transition services
  • Describe ethical issues that might arise when working with LGBTQIA+ clients

Instructor

Chris McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW

Chris McLaughlin, (he/him/his), is the Executive Director of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and owner of Inspired Consulting Group, LLC. He obtained his BA in Psychology and his MSW from the University of Maine. Chris has spent more than 20+ years as a provider and a leader in behavioral health services for youth and families across a variety of clinical settings. Chris is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine and Husson University in Bangor.

Additionally, Chris served for four years on the Maine Board of Social Work Licensing and is a member of both the NASW and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC), where he is the current Maine Chapter President, and he is a member of the National Board. Chris holds additional certifications from Cornell University. Nationally, he was SSWLHC’s 2019 recipient of the Eleanor Clark Award and was named Health Care Social Worker of the Year in 2019 by the Maine Hospital Association and the Maine Chapter of the SSWLHC. In 2020, Chris was awarded the Alumni of the Year distinction from the University of Maine School of Social Work.

For organizations seeking further guidance on LGBTQ+ issues, Chris offers a consultation service to walk organizations through essential competencies that move them closer toward being LGBTQ+ affirming providers. You can learn more about Chris’ professional background and interests here.

CE Credits

A total of 4 CE hours can be earned with completion of both courses

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. These two courses qualify for a total of 4 contact hours.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the 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-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023 

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing these two courses receive a total of 4 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, 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-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: These activities qualify for a total of 240 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

How to Attend

Registration is required by midnight the day before the event. To attend this webinar,  you are required to:

  1. login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
  2. your attendance is marked automatically when you use the direct link and attend fully
  3. complete a post-test and course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
  4. collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed

Directions for completing a course and collecting CEs can be found here

Enroll in the webinar by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.

Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).

Attend: At least 15 minutes before the designated start time, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.

Attendance is recorded automatically when you use the direct link and attend the full event.

Agreement

By registering for this event you are agreeing to the following:

24 hour notice is required if you are not able to make it to a live event. A 10% processing fee is required for all refunds. Recordings are not provided to webinar registrants.

Test using Zoom.us/test before the event to ensure you are ready for the event.

Since this is a live interactive event, it means that your camera must remain on throughout the event and your interaction during the event is expected.

Attendance is recorded when you use the direct link provided on the course page located under My Courses. An evaluation must be completed within one week of the event. Continuing Education credit(s) cannot be issued unless attendance is recorded and the evaluation is submitted.

Partial CE credits are not possible; therefore you are required to be present throughout the event in order to receive CE credits.

Respect all other participants during the event as though you would if you were sitting with the other attendees at a conference table:

  • Dress appropriately
  • Be in a private location void of distractions
  • Do not multitask
  • Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group

Closed Captions

Closed captioning is offered for participants who are hard of hearing.

During the live webinar, captions will be provided either by:

  • clicking on a button at the top left corner of your screen to view the real-time transcription, or 
  • following the link given in the chat window to access the captions. If you use the link you will have to minimize the transcription window to fill half of your screen and the minimize the Zoom window to fill the other half of your screen. You can also use two screens if you would prefer.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a live, interactive webinar

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

This course includes closed captioning.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed. There is a 10% service fee for refunds.  

Grievance Policy

Click here to view our Grievance Policy.

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