Working with Gender & Sexually Diverse Clients
Patricia Gonzalez, LMFT
Working with Gender & Sexually Diverse Clients is an LGBT Affirmative Training session with immediate application for both clinical and non-clinical attendees. The focus of the training is to gain an understanding of the intersection of sexual and gender identity with mental health effects. By gaining an understanding of the experiences and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and how to improve your provision of culturally appropriate care attendees will take away interventions for immediate use in improving mental health outcomes with LGBT clients.
- 1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the variety of terms related to diverse sexual and gender identities.
- 2. Attendees will explore the intersection of sexual/gender identity and mental health effects to understand experiences and struggles of LGBTQIA individuals and why provision of culturally appropriate care is paramount
- 3. Attendees will learn the safety considerations for our clients during the coming out process.
- 4. Attendees will learn best practices related to housing, documentation, and medication related to gender diverse clients.
Patricia Gonzalez is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in working with LGBTQIA people of color. She graduated from the Latinx Family Specialization in the school of cultural psychology at Pacific Oaks College. Her training included positions at the Los Angles Lesbian and Gay Center, The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Amanecer Community Counseling Center and currently ongoing with Creative Insights Counseling. She is the Senior Staff Therapist and Director of Outreach and Education of Creative Insights Counseling, a two location, private practice in the Inland Empire. Ms. Gonzalez has appeared on national television and provides workshops to many types of professionals with regard to working with the LGBTQIA people of color. She provides clinical consultation to mental health providers across the country and in Canada. Ms. Gonzalez is adjunct faculty at the University of Redlands and is currently teaching at Pacific Oaks College.
Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency Provider # 62278
CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.
Grievance: If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member. We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site. If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience. Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations. If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance