Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Working with LGBTQ Clients
This webinar will provide a detailed overview of sexual orientation and gender identity - offering ways to think about these two identities as separate from one another. We will discuss the ways in which society assumes we are born one way, identify one way, and are attracted to others in one way - and how this can be detrimental to identity formation. We will touch briefly on adolescent development; how growing up LGBTQ in an environment that doesn’t support you or see you can be harmful and how as service providers (or caring community members) we can take small steps to creating an inclusive and accepting environment. Special attention will be given to positive ways of working with transgender and gender diverse populations.
Created by Shalyse Iseminger