Immerse yourself in our comprehensive course, delving into LGBTQ identity development, the mental health impact of stigma and discrimination, and culturally sensitive counseling approaches tailored for working with LGBTQ individuals. This live online course incorporates interactive elements like group discussions and case studies. It offers a unique opportunity for students to explore and address their own biases, assumptions, and beliefs about LGBTQ communities, while also developing essential skills for providing effective and affirming counseling. By the end of the program, students will gain a profound understanding of LGBTQ experiences and needs, enabling them to deliver inclusive and culturally responsive counseling services.
Module 1: Basics of understanding gender and Sex
- Important definitions
- Models of sexual orientation and Gender
- Problems- social and psychological faced by LGBTQ (issues related to family, issues for seeking sessions, health issues, prejudice and discrimination, mental health)
Module 2: Attitude towards LGBTQ
- Individual values and attitudes
- Understanding the effect of stigma
Module 3: Therapy and counseling skills
- Competence and skills required to counsel LGBTQ (Asking the right questions)
- Affirmative therapy
- LGBTQ specific session related issues
Module 4: Ethics while Working with LGBTQ
- Bachelor Students:
- Open to students currently pursuing or those who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology & other allied social sciences field.
- Masters Students:
- Available for students currently pursuing or those who have successfully completed a Master’s degree in psychology & other allied social sciences field.
- Welcoming professionals actively working in fields related to psychology & other allied social sciences and who are interested in the specific course topics.
- Enthusiasts and General Audience:
- Open to anyone keen on exploring and gaining insights into the course subject matter, regardless of academic or professional background.
- Live Class Recordings:
- Revisit the excitement of live class recordings at any time during the entire course duration.
- Exclusive Access to Course Materials:
- Immerse yourself in a comprehensive knowledge journey with exclusive access to course materials throughout the entire duration.
- Lifetime Access to Supervision Community:
- Become a part of a lifelong community of experts.
- Receive perpetual guidance through Lifetime Access to our Supervision Community.
- Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Opportunity:
- Elevate your achievements by requesting a personalized Letter of Recommendation upon successful course completion.
- Hardcopy Certificate:
- Receive a tangible representation of your accomplishments with a hardcopy certificate.
- Optional Transcript:
- Choose to opt for a transcript as a supplementary document (optional)
- Vibrant Virtual Classroom:
- Engage in live classes using the dynamic Google Meet and Classroom platform, creating an interactive and collaborative learning environment.
- Fully Digital Learning Experience:
- Immerse yourself in a comprehensive online course, allowing you to access knowledge from anywhere, anytime.
- Earn Credits for Your Efforts:
- Achieve academic recognition with credits awarded upon successful completion of the program.
- Internationally Accredited:
- Gain confidence in your education with an internationally accredited course, validating the quality and global recognition of your learning journey.
- Expertly Crafted Materials:
- Dive into learning materials meticulously designed by experts, ensuring a captivating and insightful educational experience.
- Interactive Learning Approach:
- Experience education beyond the textbook through interaction-based learning, making concepts come alive.
- Real-world Applications with Case Studies:
- Explore practical scenarios and enhance your problem-solving skills with engaging case studies.
- Guidance from Expert Trainers:
- Receive dedicated support and guidance from expert trainers throughout your educational journey.
Program Key Takeaways:
- Foundational Understanding:
- Attainment of a solid foundation in the definitions, models of sexual orientation and gender, and awareness of the social and psychological challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals.
- Attitude and Awareness:
- Cultivation of self-awareness regarding personal values and attitudes, coupled with an understanding of the effects of stigma on LGBTQ individuals.
- Counseling Competence:
- Development of counseling competencies, including the ability to ask the right questions, employ affirmative therapy, and address LGBTQ-specific session-related issues.
- Ethical Practice:
- Emphasis on ethical considerations when working with LGBTQ clients, ensuring adherence to principles such as confidentiality, respect, and cultural competence.