Working with LGBTQ Couples and Families

Presented by Damon M. Constantinides, PhD, LSW on 08-30-2011 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) families have many similarities to any other kind of family, but they also have some unique differences that require additional knowledge for couple and family therapists. In educational settings, these differences are sometimes either ignored completely or emphasized disproportionately, leaving clinicians unprepared to meet the needs of these individuals. This presentation, based on both available literature and on clinical experiences, will focus on some of the concrete differences that LGBTQ couples and families experience and some of the ways you as a clinician can increase your effectiveness with this population. Case studies, application of specific approaches and interventions, and an opportunity to ask questions will be included in this 90-minute presentation.

This web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Define the terms sexual orientation, gender identity, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer;
  2. Name three characteristics that could make working with a LGBT couple or family different than working with a heterosexual couple or family;
  3. Increase understanding of how gender roles and scripts impact LGBT relationships;
  4. Learn at least one specific technique that is effective when working with LGBT couples and families.

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How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference and video conference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

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GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Meet the Presenter

Damon M. Constantinides, PhD, LSW

Damon M. Constantinides, PhD, LSW

Damon is a psychotherapist and sexologist with a MSW and a PhD in Human Sexuality Education who provides individual and couples counseling in Philadelphia, PA. His experience includes providing psychotherapy services at The Mazzoni Center and The Attic Youth Center, two agencies that specifically provide mental health care services to LGBTQ adults and adolescents in Philadelphia. Damon specializes in working with LGB and transgender individuals, adolescents, and people struggling with sexual or relationship issues. He writes a weekly blog and can be reached for psychotherapy, consultation, and training services through his GoodTherapy.org profile page.

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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.