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Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Community using Affirmative Therapy

This course meets the Board of Psychology requirement for suicide prevention training.
(6 CE's Provided)
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Preventing Suicide in the LGBT+ Community

With a suicide death every 12.8 minutes and over a million attempts in the United States every year, suicide impacts every community. This is especially true for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities.

Today, more research has shown elevated risk factors specific to these communities due to heterosexist & transphobic abuse that exists in society.

LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that is based on the understanding that LGBTQ people are not just tolerated or accepted but instead celebrated for their value in any culture. This perspective is essential for effective therapy since it challenges many years of hostility inflicted by the dominate culture.

Mental health clinicians trained in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy and Suicide Prevention can improve their effectiveness for helping LGBTQ clients increase protective factors and resilience while decreasing risk of suicide attempts and death.

Join us: Friday May 17, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration starts at 8:30 am)

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
2757 Shell Beach Rd,
Pismo Beach, CA 9344

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