Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST
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Sovereign Health Group 
6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

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Jessica Wilson 
Sovereign Health Group 


Los Angeles
Networking Luncheon & C.E. Event


Sovereign Health Los Angeles Welcomes
John Sovec, M.S.,M.F.T.


Presenting on: "Family Pride: Supporting LGBT Teens
During The Coming-Out Process"

Course Abstract:

As LGBT adolescents come to terms with their own sexuality their families are also experiencing their own coming-out process. During this vulnerable time, it is vital to create a system of support within the family dynamic. In this highly interactive workshop participants will explore the coming out process and it’s influence on family systems, learn compassionate language styles, the family grieving process, and address cultural and socio-economic factors that can influence the coming-out process and family dynamics.

Course Objectives:

  1. Build awareness of the effect of the coming-out process on family systems.
  2. Utilize the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid to develop effective treatment plans and strategies for working with the LGBT teens and their families.
  3. Assess the effects of community and family based hetero-centric systems and biases within the family unit on LGBT youth.
  4. Analyze developmental models of sexuality and how they influence the challenges of the coming-out process and it’s effect on the family.
  5. Apply therapeutic concepts developed during the workshop to the clinical setting with respect to family dynamics, as well as cultural and social constructs.


This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for addiction professionals required by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) provider number - 130835.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP16424, for 1 Contact Hour.

Sovereign Health Group has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6752. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sovereign Health Group is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.