Course Overview

LGBTQ 101 - Basics of working with the LGBTQ community including terminology, pronouns, coming out, and important considerations in being an ally to the LGBT community when it comes to behavioral health.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)
This module has been designed to conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards.

Topics Covered

  • Terminology
  • Pronouns
  • Coming Out as LGBTQ
  • Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation differences

Course Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify basic terminology utilized in the LGBT community when it comes to identities, including what terms should NOT be used and reliable resources. 
  • Participants will be able to identify WHY utilizing correct pronouns are an important part of building trust in a therapeutic relationship and how to approach this with clients. 
  • Participants will be able to strategize around the important issue of coming out as LGBTQ and what questions and responses are vital to building a positive relationship with clients around coming out.
  • Participants will be able to identify the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation and how it applies to their own identity as well as clients. 

What People Are Saying

It was a positive experience. It was easy to follow and contained a lot of good information.

- Kyle  R.