Psychology: Best Practices with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth and Their Families, Updated 1st Edition

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About Course

Release Date: March 26,2019
Expiration Date: March 26, 2024

The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide human services and mental and behavioral health professionals with definitional information, historical and sociopolitical frameworks impacting the lives of LGB youth, as well as the influences of community and family contexts.

Social Workers completing this course receive 3 clinical social work continuing education credits. 

Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe terms, concepts, and historical and sociopolitical contexts relating to LGB youth.
  • Identify applications of the ecological perspective to LGB youth.
  • Explain identity development as related to sexual orientation.
  • Recognize contemporary challenges affecting LGB youth.
  • Explain the impact of family on LGB youth development and best practices to assist LGB youth.

About the Authors

Gayle Mallinger, PhD, MSW, is an associate professor in social work at Western Kentucky University. She earned her MSW and PhD in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on examining the influence of intersecting contexts on individual, family, and community resilience. Specifically, she investigates the determinants of social injustice and the evaluation of interventions aimed at promoting equity. Her current work is centered on the efficacy of varied pedagogical strategies in preparing social work students to successfully practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender client systems.

Mitchell Rosenwald, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor of social work at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. He received his MSW and PhD in social work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, his MA in sociology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and his BA in sociology and economics from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Dr. Rosenwald has worked with children and families and has co-facilitated youth groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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