IHI Therapy Center is a leading provider of comprehensive LGBTQ+ Competency training courses for professionals and organizations in New York City.
We currently offer live training courses for clinicians, practices, and organizations with or without continuing education unit (CEU) offerings. We are authorized by the state of New York to provide CEUs to licensed master social workers, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed mental health counselors who complete our trainings.
IHI is currently developing online e-course trainings and will announce the inaugural launch early Fall 2019. Sign-up for our mailing list here and we’ll keep you informed!
LGBTQ Competency Trainings
Who: IHI offers LGBTQ+ competency trainings to individuals and organizations who work with or provide services to people who identify as part of LGBTQ+ communities, or who have a specific interest in working with these populations (i.e. health and mental health care professionals and providers, social workers, educators, administrators, students and more).
What: IHI's live LGBTQ+ Competency Training is a full day course that utilizes lecture, class discussion, group exercise, video presentation, and case study analysis to promote cultural competency in working with LGBTQ+ people. The training covers the following topics:
Relevant culturally competent definitions
Population statistics in the U.S. today
History of LGBTQ+ progress in America
Living as LGBTQ+-identified in the U.S.
Debunking and understanding common myths and stereotypes
Clinical issues (i.e. coming out and disclosure, pathologizing homosexuality and/or gender variance, experience, or expression via overdiagnosis)
HIV/AIDS: history, current contexts, and working with people living with HIV
Trans-literacy: history, current contexts, and working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer people
Where: We offer on-site trainings at IHI Therapy Center, 322 8th Avenue, Suite 802, New York, NY 10001. We can also make arrangements for a venue of your choice, including coming to your organization’s office or facility. IHI is also currently developing a self-study LGBTQ+ Competency e-Course that will be available late Summer 2019.
When: Please call or e-mail us for upcoming live course dates.
Why: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “…LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. Experiences of violence and victimization are frequent for LGBT individuals, and have long-lasting effects on the individual and the community. Personal, family, and social acceptance of sexual orientation and gender identity affects the mental health and personal safety of LGBT individuals.” (USDHHS Healthy People 2020).
For more info: Contact IHI directly at (212) 243-2830 or IHIUniversity@ihitherapy.org