A 9-year-old boy took his own life, just days after coming out to his peers as gay, due to the severe bullying he received. Sadly, he is not alone, suicide rates among LGBTQ youth are rising at an alarming pace.
As a clinician, how do you approach a sensitive topic like gender identity without offending your clients? How do you navigate the LGBTQ spectrum, with its unique terminology and challenges? How are you supposed to help an LGBTQ youth client when their parents are not on board?
You are not alone in struggling with these types of questions. Watch expert and author, Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT as she draws on her nearly 20 years of working with LGBTQ youth. Deb will show you effective clinical strategies for:
The coming out process
Suicide, anxiety, shame, depression, self-harming
Making healthy choices
Thriving in school
Developing support networks
Working with these youth and families can be complex, requiring the balance of many seemingly opposing viewpoints. As a clinician, there is nothing more rewarding than facilitating these changes and watching families discover their own path towards understanding.
Help LGBTQ kids and adolescents know that it’s their right to be themselves!
Deb Coolhart 博士，LMFT，是一名私人執業臨床醫生，也是雪城大學婚姻與家庭治療系的助理教授。近 20 年來，她一直在為 LGBTQ 青年及其家人提供治療。她在錫拉丘茲大學的夫妻和家庭治療中心創建了跨性別治療團隊，在那裡她培訓和監督碩士生與跨性別者及其家人一起工作。Coolhart 博士發表了幾本關於 LGBTQ 青年臨床工作的出版物。她最近的工作重點是跨性別青年及其家庭。她開發了一種工具，用於評估青少年和家庭對性別轉變治療的準備情況，該工具發表在《婚姻與家庭治療雜誌》上。她還發表了多篇關於支持跨性別青年和家庭接受治療以及倡導跨性別平權學校環境的手稿。最近，她與人合著了一本書，性別探索手冊：青少年和年輕人探索性別認同的指南。此外，Coolhart 博士還對變性人及其家庭關係以及 LGBTQ 無家可歸青年的經歷進行了研究。