Counseling Sexual Minority Clients: Sexual Identity Therapy as an Innovative ParadigmCE Hours:1
Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Course Fee: $9.95
Access: Course is available for 30 days after registration
Course Description:This course introduces Sexual Identity Therapy (SIT), a middle-ground, alternative approach to the two often-polarized therapy options of gay affirmative therapy and reorientation therapy. SIT focuses on sexual identity rather than orientation. SIT is a client-centered, identity-focused approach that has congruence as its primary goal. Presented in streamed Flash video.
This course is designed to help you:
- Discuss updated research findings of a longitudinal study of religiously-mediated change in sexual orientation.
- Analyze two key issues discussed in the research: is change possible? And is attempted change harmful?
- Utilize the clinical applications of the research findings.
- Participants will be able to distinguish sexual identity therapy from gay affirmative and reorietation approaches.
- Participants will be able to identify the goals of sexual identity therapy.
- Participants will be able to distinguish between same-sex attractions, a homosexual orientation, and a gay identity.
- Participants will be able to understand what it means to give weight to different aspects of a person's identity.
Dr. Mark Yarhouse is the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, teaching Applied Clinical Integration, Family Therapy and Human Sexuality. He is also the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent (www.sexualidentityinstitute.org), a research team focused on studying issues of sexual identity. Dr. Yarhouse is co-author of several books, including Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation and a Christian perspective on psychopathology titled Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Dr. Yarhouse also keeps a small private practice in the Hampton Roads area, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. He specializes in marriage and family therapy, as well as issues related to sexual and gender identity. He is co-author of three books on homosexuality and sexual identity.
Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours:
Psychologists: Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Professional and Continuing Education Program is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education opportunities are also eligible as psychologists training by the Virginia Board of Psychology (LCP - 18 VAC125-20-122).
Counselors: Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
In Virginia, the SPC continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).
Note: This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.
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School of Psychology & Counseling
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