As a clinician, it is important to recognize, understand, and compare the distinct differences and dynamics between gay men and lesbian couples. In this presentation, Dr. Kort will distinguish the differences in relationship dynamics between homosexual relationships and heterosexual relationships and will explore possible predicaments that may arise for lesbian women and gay men, such as:

Participants will learn practical assessment tools and precise intervention skills that promote gay affirmative couples therapy.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Assess psychological trauma of growing up gay and lesbian;
  2. Recognize stages of coming out and how to work with couples at different stages;
  3. Learn about the "doubling" factor of two members of the same gender and how this plays out in their relationship conflicts;
  4. Examine attitudes and myths that can get in the way of effective therapy;
  5. Utilize specific interventions and assessment tools that promote gay affirmative therapy (GAT) with same sex couples.

If you have any questions about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

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 center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements., provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., 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 continuing education event is available at no cost to members.

Event Reviews from Members

"Outstanding!" - Denise Humphrey, PhD

"Excellent presentation." - Howard Sharp, LPC

"It was fantastic!" - Sarah Noel, MS, LMHC

Meet the Presenter

Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW

Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, is a board certified sexologist and the founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health and Joe Kort & Associates. Dr. Kort, a therapist, coach, and author, has been practicing psychotherapy since 1985. He specializes in sex therapy, gay affirmative psychotherapy, treatment for sex addiction, and IMAGO relationship therapy designed for couples to enhance their relationship through improved communication. Dr. Kort is the author of several books, including: