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.
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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.