LGBTI people have significantly poorer mental health and higher rates of suicide than other Australians.

Thankfully, many of them are stepping forward to seek help. If you are a health care worker who would like to be more comfortable working with individuals from the LGBTI community and get a better understanding about specific trauma's these individuals face, this course is for you.

Asa Clarke will explore the difference between sex, sexuality, gender, and intersex status. They will also talk about the unique intersection between LGBTI presentations and trauma (including complex trauma and PTSD), and how to help LGBTI people who present with trauma in a therapeutic setting.

This course is presented by...

Asa Clarke, a registered psychologist who identifies as a trans non-binary person and uses they/them/theirs pronouns. Asa works primarily in private practice, particularly focusing on LGBTI individuals who are struggling with trauma, addictions and eating disorders. They also work with Qlife and Twenty10 in Sydney and have previously worked in queer spaces in Western Australia.

This course is co-hosted by Dr Sophie Reid.

“We are witnessing a generation of young people who are demonstrating tenacity and determination to question those genders, sexualities, relationships and identities that others have understood to be fixed and immovable”

Mind Out: LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Youth Report, 2016

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for individuals who work in the mental health sector, such as Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, and also GPs. It is specifically for health professionals, though can be for anyone who works or interacts with individuals from the LGBTI community, wanting a better understanding of the topics and community within it.

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