LGBTQIA+ Mental Health and Best Practices

This course is designed to provide essential multicultural mental health information as it relates to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQIA+) populations in the United States including demographic characteristics and sociopolitical history for LGBTQIA+ communities and their influence on mental health. Specific topics such as LGBTQIA+ identity, intersection of multiple identities and social class are discussed. The course also focuses on contemporary issues and practice considerations with an emphasis on multiculturalism.


Patty O’Leary

Patty O’Leary

Patty O’Leary MS, LMHC (they/them) is a psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY. Patty received their MS in clinical mental health counseling from Long Island University and currently works in private practice. Previously, Patty worked as a primary therapist at Monte Nido ... read more

Who Should Attend

Anyone working within the LGBTQ population in various capacities

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Increase familiarity with LGBTQIA+ identities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of demographic characteristics and influences for LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, such as within group differences, social class and cultural values.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sociopolitical and historical issues for LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Increase awareness of culture and cultural values of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, including the roles of nontraditional relationship and family structures, sexual orientation, identity development and the intersection of multiple identities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of minority stress theory.

Date: Mon. Sept 09 & Fri. Sept. 13, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 9am-1pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Patty O'Leary

Fee: $295

CEUs: 0.8, CEHs: 8.0

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 1040-15788

Note: Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

Registration Deadline: Sept 2, 2024

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