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Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Adolescents - Engagement in Treatment

Broadcast Date: October 12, 2011
Course Code: A054


Betty Hill, MPM
Executive Director

Persad Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Program Description:

This videoconference will assist clinicians and other human services workers in understanding the unique needs of GLT (gay, lesbian, and transgender) adolescents and develops workers cultural awareness and competence in working with this population. The workshop will cover a basic overview of sexual and gender orientation and identity as well as the impact created by heterosexism, homophobia, and transgender phobia. The health disparities of the population will be contrasted with non GLT youth and strategies for engagement and successful service delivery will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Examine sexual and gender identity and be able to utilize a model to discuss these with their adolescent consumers.

  • Recognize the impact of heterosexism and homophobia and be able to site at least two examples of each.

  • Describe the health disparities of GLT youth in relationship to suicide attempts, substance abuse, violence, school bullying, and homelessness.

  • Identify five ways in which their practice can be improved for GLT youth.

Target Audience:

This program is directed toward clinicians and other professionals from the mental health, educational, and health care fields who work with adolescents.

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0

CADC 2.0

NBCC 2.0

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  NBCC, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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