Theory and Practice with LGBTQ Populations

SSW CP 806

This advanced practice course employs affirmative models of clinical practice with LGBT individuals and families. Ecological and strengths-based approaches provide a framework for the course. Additional perspectives include: (1) postmodern perspectives on gender; (2) developmental models for acquiring G/L identity; (3) race and ethnicity, families, youth, and aging; (4) specific challenges facing the LGBT communities such as domestic violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and how to make agencies safe for LGBT clients and staff; and (5) social work practice with bisexual and transgendered persons. Also addressed will be LGBT individuals living in predominantly hetero-centric environments and ways they cope with these stressors. Material for this course includes relevant research, first person narratives, movies, speakers representing mental health and social service agencies serving LGBT individuals and families, and members of these communities themselves.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Gianino SSW 119 W 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Stamped Approval
Prereq:CP759,
CP770/71/72

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