With a growing number of young people coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT), and a host of other gender and sexual identities, it becomes even more critical for mental health professionals to receive quality training to increase their competency in order to address the varied needs of individuals who do not fit into gender and sexual binaries. The likelihood of a mental health professional being called upon to treat a GLBT individual has increased exponentially over the last few decades and will only grow more common in the coming years. Providing competent services demands an understanding of general human diversity and the issues and difficulties specific to GLBT individuals. This three hour course provides an excellent beginning by providing an introduction for the mental health professional to the many diverse sexual orientations of their clients. Discussion will include the difficulties involved in defining sexuality and gender diversity (SGD) and the necessity of training mental health professionals to recognize these sometimes subtle differences.
Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. is offering this training for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. This training is not an ethics course.
Misty L. Coleman MSW, LISW-S is a Site Supervisor at Mid-Ohio Psychological Service, Inc.-Newark Office. Ms. Coleman obtained her Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work from the Ohio State University. Ms. Coleman has over 20 year of experience working with adults, families and youth in a variety of settings and has specialization working with individuals that abuse or that have been abused. Ms. Coleman is a member of the NASW. Ms. Coleman represents Mid-Ohio Psychological Services Inc. on the Child and Family First Counsel of Licking County. Additionally, Ms. Coleman provides several trainings for the agency.
Registration begins at 8:30 am. The training begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm. Coffee and hot tea is provided. Full attendance will be required to receive a certificate; no partial credits will be offered for individuals missing more than a total of 15 minutes course time.
If you would like to register for the training please call Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. at (614) 751-0042. All Attendees must be registered by the Friday prior to the training date.