Psychologists in Independent Practice

Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients


Course Objectives:

Successful completion of this course on APA’s Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients (APA, 2000) will enable a psychologist to:

  1. understand and explain the nature of the social stigma associated with
    homosexual or bisexual orientations and its impact upon lesbian, gay, and
    bisexual clients and how they present in psychotherapy;
  2. understand and explain the major issues relevant to lesbian, gay, and bisexual
    couples, families, youth, and older adults;
  3. understand some of the major challenges and issues of diverse groups who are
    lesbian, gay, or bisexual;
  4. understand and explain the effect of psychotherapist attitudes and beliefs upon
    psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning clients
  5. implement these guidelines with more comfort and efficiency into clinical practice

Instructor: Kristin Hancock, PhD

This course is designed for doctoral level psychologists.

The course is now open! The cost of the course is $30 for Division 42 and 44 members ($42 for non-Division members). Completion of this course will earn 6 credit hours. Completion is marked by passing the quiz at the end of the course and submitting the evaluation. Divisionn 42 and 44 members may <click here> to register and pay. Non-Division members may <click here> to pay.

Once a person is registered for the course it is assumed that they will complete the course and no refunds will be issued. In case of a problem, please contact the Division 42 Central Office; phone 602-284-6219 for assistance.

This course is approved for 6 hours of CE credit.

Division 42 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 42 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Division 42 Grievance Policy for Continuing Education.

If you have a grievance with any part of your CE experience within Division 42 please contact Jeannie Beeaff, Division 42 Central Office, 919 W Marshall Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85013.  602 284 6219 phone, 602 626 7914 fax.  Every effort will be made to work through the issue.  The Division 42 Policy is as follows:

Grievance:  The Continuing Education Committee serves as a grievance panel for resolving any disputes or dissatisfaction which might be generated by CE participants.  The dispute resolution mechanism is as follows:  The aggrieved party will be offered the opportunity to present a written statement of the nature of the grievance and the desired outcome (e.g. refund of fees, awarding of withheld credits, etc.)  The CE provider will be permitted an opportunity to comment in writing on the petition.  The aggrieved party will be provided a copy of the response and be permitted a final set of written comments on the response.  All three documents will be reviewed by the CE Committee, which shall then render a finding and take appropriate action.  The CE Committee's actions shall only be subject to an appeal to the Division 42 Board of Directors upon an allegation that these procedures were not followed, or if the aggrieved party's complaints are not against the CE provider, but against the CE Committee itself.  In the latter case, the Division 42 Board of Directors will serve as the hearing body.

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