Let's Talk: What Your Kids Wished You Knew About the LGBT Community
with Courtney Strong-Gurr, MSC, LPC, PhD Candidate
We live in challenging times, especially after the last couple of years. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth have been struggling with unique challenges (Trevor, 2021). These children struggle in particular with basic needs, including living in a home that is LGBTQ-affirming, mental health in general, access to professional services, being subjected to conversion therapy, respecting pronouns, and the list goes on (Trevor, 2021). Being a sexual minority can lead to poor educational outcomes, increased incidents of mental health crises, lower motivation, less school engagement, and a lower sense of belonging (Sansone, 2019). This presentation will define sexual orientation sexual identity, gender identity, and gender expression, provide some general definitions of LGBT terminology, give some insight into what these youth are telling us they need, and explore ways to improve our field to ensure this population has appropriate treatment and care as well as explore ways to advocate socially for future reform and supports.Objectives:- Upon completion, participants will be able to define LGBT terminology
- Upon completion, participants will be able to define sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, and gender expression
- Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the importance of education and support for this community
About the Presenter:
Courtney Strong-Gurr (She/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Arizona. She also is a PhD Candidate finishing her dissertation in Counseling Education and Supervision. Courtney has worked in many capacities, including inpatient and outpatient facilities, individuals, adolescents, birth to five, groups, families, and the list goes on. She is currently a clinical supervisor and therapist at Sahara Behavioral Health. Her specialties include trauma, eating disorders, addictions, and LGBT. Courtney is passionate about creating a healthy community for everyone to grow, heal, and prosper.
Current AMHCA Members: $10
AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for this webinar to all attendees who are registered and attend for 45 minutes or longer. Attendees must view the presentation using the Zoom application on their computer, tablet, or smartphone. Attendance will not be counted for those dialing in by telephone only. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. More provider information can be found here. All sales are final - webinar registrations are non-refundable.