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Addressing Health & Mental Health Care Disparities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Clients

 
Preferred registration deadline: April 13th

3 CEUs

M. Ryan Barker, MSW, MPPA
Vice President of Health Policy, Missouri Foundation for Health

Gary L. Hirshberg, MSW, LCSW
Psychoanalyst, Private Practice

This course is designed for public health and mental health professionals who are working with or treating clients from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) community and wish to deepen their knowledge base. This workshop will differentiate the groups as four distinct communities with unique challenges and attributes.

Participants will develop a more nuanced understanding of the language used regarding gender and sexuality, developing an understanding of the way gender binary and cisgender privilege can affect clients and practitioner's thinking. Learn what health and mental health data shows related to each of these populations individually and where health and mental health disparities exist compared to the heterosexual population.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore ingrained attitudes about sex, gender, and sexual behavior, increasing your sensitivity and knowledge for working with clients. Issues related to heteronormativity will be explored to increase excellent care and decrease disparities in care to these communities.

Class size is limited to 35.

$50 General Admission
$30 Brown School Field Instructor
$10 Full Time Graduate

Effective September 1, 2017, the cost of visitor parking is no longer included in our program registration fees.  
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