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

I enjoyed this module as we got to hear from providers and consumers regarding how programming differs from other supports/services. I have been working in this field for many years and this video was extremely helpful as a reminder to me.

- Tess G.