Most trainings on sex and gender diversity, even though they advertise as LGBTQ+, are mainly about working with gay and lesbian clients. Yet beyond queer, bisexual, and transgender people, this group also includes those who identify as nonbinary, asexual, kinky, polyamorous, and more. Today’s LGBTQ+ community has greatly expanded, and therapists are likely to see clients whose approach to sex, gender, and relationships diverges from the mainstream. You’ll explore how to:
- Address the unique challenges of clients who identify as nonbinary, agender, or genderfluid
- Understand pansexuality, bisexuality, asexuality, and sexual fluidity in men and women
- Help clients with kinky and/or nonmonogamous lifestyles understand and safely explore these aspects of their lives
- Assess the LGBTQ+ clients you can help in your practice, who to refer, and how to keep up with the latest research and resources
Note: 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.