Course fee: $50, includes refreshments, Location: Joe Kort and Associates - 25600 Woodward Ave., Suite 215, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 10:00am - 1:00pm
3.0 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (SPECIFIC)
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW
Are you familiar with “microaggressions” and how they harm your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer clients? Do you practice from a culturally competent place or merely a “friendly” perspective with the LGBTQIA+ community? This presentation will help you identify the negative psychological consequences from today’s current political climate. We will specifically address how depression, anxiety, and addiction results from the loss of heterosexual privilege that contributes to minority stress negatively affecting the LGBTQA+ person. Topics to be discussed include, current acceptable terms and definitions your LGBTQ clients are using; current addiction concepts, including harm reduction for out of control behavior; and finally, implications for treatment, especially with individual or group therapy.