CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
This beginning level course was developed using information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is designed to give an overview of pertinent health issues facing LGBT populations. Physical and behavioral health factors are addressed as well as schools of thoughts and theories on gender development. Finally, key terms and definitions along with research findings relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are discussed.
CE Course Objectives
1. Outline current behavioral and physical health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations.
2. Identify terms and definitions related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and the need for prevention specialists and healthcare providers to understand these terms.
3. Give a brief overview of various theories and schools of thoughts about how people develop, accept, and express their gender identity.
4. Discuss current research findings and research limitations related to the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBT Americans.
5. List substance abuse-related resources, other LGBT health-related resources, and LGBT advocacy, education, research, and services resources that are available to assist LGBT populations.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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