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Addressing LGBTQIA+ Suicide Risk through Relational Cultural Therapy
January 13, 2023
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Free
1.5 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people are at elevated risk of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and deaths by suicide compared with cisgender, heterosexual people (Movement Advancement Project, 2017). There are several posited explanations for this disparity, including minority stress (Meyer, 2003), experiences of victimization and violence (Bouris et al., 2016), and low social support (Liu & Mustanski, 2012). All of these proposed explanations share one thing in common: disrupted relationships. The interpersonal theory of suicide (IPTS; Joiner, 2005; Van Orden et al., 2010), which is the preeminent theory of suicide, may better explain the high prevalence of suicide and suicidality in LGBTQIA+ persons. This theory identifies two causal risk factors for suicidal ideation: thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness (Van Orden et al., 2010). This workshop will explore LGBTQIA+ suicide risk through a relational lens informed by the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, as well as propose interventions to address suicide risk through a Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) lens. Attendees will learn about LGBTQIA+ suicide risk, including unique risk factors, the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, and how RCT interventions can address suicide risk in LGBTQIA+ clients.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe 3 key risk factors for suicide among LGBTQIA+ clients
  2. Describe the causal pathway for suicide risk in the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide
  3. Explain 5 characteristics of growth-fostering relationships through an Relational Cultural Theory lens
  4. Apply RCT principles to counseling with LGBTQIA+ clients.
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
Agenda

9:15 am CT – Waiting room opens

9:30 am CT – Workshop begins

11:00 am CT – Workshop concludes

Note: Time designated for waiting room and breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit

TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
*Registration ends January 13 at 11:00 AM CST
Jordan B. Westcott

Jordan Westcott, MS, NCC is a queer scholar and Ph.D. candidate in Counselor Education at Virginia Tech. Through qualitative and quantitative approaches, Westcott explores structural factors that facilitate and inhibit LGBTQIA+ health equity and the role of counselors in advancing LGBTQIA+ health and wellness through research and practice. She also explores these topics at the intersections of disability and aging. She is currently investigating how barriers to accessing health services impact older sexual minority women with disabilities. Through the Counselor-Advocate-Scholar model (CAS; Ratts & Greenleaf, 2018), Westcott uses her research to advocate on behalf of LGBTQIA+ health and aging. Westcott graduated with her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern State University in 2018. She will graduate with her Ph.D. in Counselor Education in May 2023.

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