Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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This program is a 5.5-hour webinar hosted through Webex. The access link will be sent the week of the program. 


Annie Caporellie

10/26/21 What You Need to Know: Comprehensive Education to Enhance Treatment of LGBTQIA+ Communities 

Dr. Frederick Dombrowski

Course Description:
While the needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals are obtaining more national attention, clinical treatment practices and professionals are often lacking enhanced knowledge to assist these populations. The lack of education on behalf of the clinician coupled with unclear practice policies and non-affirming treatment makes it more likely that individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community will not follow up with treatment as needed. This seminar is designed to give participants the basic education and knowledge of the individualized LGBTQIA+ communities and their unique treatment needs. The presentation will also discuss ways that healthcare providers and their practices can create an affirming presence while advocating for adjustments in policies to create and inclusive environment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify personal internal reactions on the part of the medical provider toward members of the LGBTQIA+ communities to manage countertransference during treatment.
2. Identify 2-3 specific needs of LGBTQIA+ community members in relation to medical care, assessment and treatment.
3. Identify 2-3 ways to create an affirming and validating environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
4. Review and discuss 3-4 basic clinical tools to explore the needs of LGBTQIA+ community members.
5. Idenitify 2-3 ways to respond to incidents of invalidation to LGBTQIA+ communities from staff or other patients.

Speaker Information:
Dr. Dombrowski has worked in the field of Mental Health and Addictions since 1999. He specializes in CBT, DBT, and clinical treatment or transgender individuals. Dr. Dombrowski has received several awards for his work with marginalized populations. Dr. Dombrowski is committed to enhancing the field of counseling through community engagement, client advocacy, and enhancing clinical supervision.

Disclosure: Dr. Frederick Dombrowski and the Planning Committee report they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose. There will be no discussion of off label products. 

Continuing Education:

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
 "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for 5.5 Category 1 continuing education credits."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 
Certified Counselors - National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs." CHEP designates this program as a maximum 5.5 NBCC CE hours.

Physicians - AMA PRA Category 1 (ACCME) 
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses

Educational Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation

Evaluation and Certificate:
The webinar system will track your attendance for the program day. You are expected to attend 90% of the content hour portions (5.5 hours) of the day in order to receive credit. Any attendee who falls below the 90% threshold for attendance will not receive credit for the training. Please plan to log-in to the training using a computer; calling into the training may result is a lower attendance score.

An evaluation will be emailed to attendees who completed the training within two business days of the program’s completion. Certificates will generate upon submission of that evaluation. CHEP does not and will not issue partial credit certificates 

egistration Information:
Registration closes at the end of the day on October 22nd.

Registration confirms acknowledgment and understanding of CHEP policies. Cancelation Policy and Greivance Procedures are both listed on the main education page at www.chepinc.org/education for your reference.

Community Provider - $75.00
VA VISN 5 Employee (w. ID) - $35.00

APA Certificate - $10.00