Today’s Sex and Gender Diverse Clients
Most trainings on sex and gender diversity, even though they advertise as LGBTQ, are mainly about working with gay and lesbian clients. Yet the queer community includes not only B and T people, but those who identify as nonbinary, asexual, kinky, polyamorous, and more. Today’s LGBT+ community has exploded in size, and therapists working in progressive, urban communities will likely see clients whose approach to sex, gender, and relationships diverges from the mainstream. This workshop is your guide to clinical practice in the new world of sex and gender diversity. You’ll explore:
- The unique therapeutic needs of clients who are kinky, asexual, pansexual, heteroflexible, and those who practice consensual nonmonogamy, so you can be open and knowledgeable about their lifestyles
- How to assess the LGBT+ clients you can help in your practice, who to refer, and how to access the best resources to keep current
- The latest research focused on the groups of people who comprise the “plus” in the LGBT+ community
Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in cultural competency.
Margaret Nichols, PhD, is a psychologist, AASECT-certified sex therapist, and author of a forthcoming book on therapy with sex and gender diverse people. She’s the founder of New Jersey’s Institute for Personal Growth.