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Evidence-based psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ populations: A framework for clinical practice

Presented By Kimberly Balsam, PhD
Kimberly Balsam, PhD

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ Populations is presented by Kimberly F. Balsam, PhD.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) people have unique risk and resilience factors that influence their mental health and response to psychotherapy.  This program draws upon the growing body of psychological research with this population to provide a framework for clinicians to adapt their approach and provide affirmative, evidence-based psychotherapy for LGBTQ+ clients.  Clinical examples and suggestions for incorporating clinician self-awareness and identities will be included.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the unique risk and resilience factors influencing the presenting problems of LGBTQ+ psychotherapy clients

Describe three key elements of affirmative psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ populations

Describe the framework for providing evidence-based psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ populations


Presented By

Kimberly Balsam, PhD

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Palo Alto University, where she is the Director of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research (CLEAR) and of the LGBTQ Area of Emphasis in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She received her M.S. in Counseling Psyc...

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