Not Just Straight Talk: Culturally Competent Care and Ally Training

Presentation:

Not Just Straight Talk: Culturally Competent Care and Ally Training

My talk will focus on the unique experiences and stressors experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, and offer clinical approaches and outreach opportunities for culturally competent care of its members.

Learning objectives

Learning Objective 1: Why LGBTQ+ people have needs different from straight and/or cis peop le

Learning Objective 2:  How the oppression LGBTQ+ people experience affects mental health

Learning Objective 3:  Tips for culturally competent mental health care practice

How to offer SafeZone training and other outreach designed to support the LGBTQ+ community

Dr. Laura Holt is a psychologist and outreach coordinator for University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Her research and clinical interests include gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ issues; interpersonal relationships; emotional regulation; social justice; and distress tolerance.  She is a graduate of Indiana University and completed her dissertation on female sexual identity and sexual satisfaction via the Kinsey Institute.”

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