Creating Safe Space for LGBTQ+ People: Best Practices (3 CE’s)

Presented by Shelly Farnan, Psy.D.
November 5th,   1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level

Intermediate — Builds upon the learner’s foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

Course Description and Target Audience

This training covers best practices in LGBTQ+ health and incorporates ethics, law, policies, guidelines and standards in psychology and professional practice. The information presented is based on evidenced based, best practice models.

All information is accurate, to the best of the presenter’s knowledge and according to training by leaders in the field. Any limitations would be the result of ever changing, and rapidly changing, information. Though minimal to no risk is expected, any potential risk would likely be the result of the information uncovering participant discomfort with working with the LGBTQI+ population or as this material relates in their personal lives.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to discuss how bias and discrimination effect health outcomes for the LGBTQ population.
  • Attendees will be able to identify best practice guides to utilize when faced with specific presenting issues.
  • Attendees will be able to articulate best practices application within various settings.
  • Attendees will be able to summarize best practices in working with the LGBTQ Population.
  • Attendees will be able to identify leading organizations and resources to utilize when serving LGBTQI+ people.

Presenter Information

Shelly Farnan, Psy.D., began working with the LGBTQ population in 2007 and continues to specialize in working with, and on behalf of, LGBTQ people in the form of therapy, teaching, advocacy, becoming a trainer for the Missouri LGBT Health Access Training Network, as well as offering specialized trainings to organizations across the state. She remains up-to-date with literature and leaders in the field, acquires ongoing LGBTQ Continuing Education, and is working towards a specialty certification in Transgender Health through the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Dr. Farnan serves as the System Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Burrell Behavioral Health. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Aids Project of the Ozarks (APO), is the Co-Chair for the Culture Equity Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) Committee of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, and serves on the Department of Mental Health’s Mental Health Equity and Inclusion Alliance. She is a trainer for the PersonBrain Model and certified QPR Gatekeeper.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

This presentation will be offered via Zoom.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.