Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102397
About the Course:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and other young people who are diverse in terms of their sexuality and gender (LGBT+) are at an elevated risk of mental health problems such as depression. Factors such as isolation and stigma mean that accessing mental health services can be particularly challenging for LGBT+ young people, and previous studies have highlighted that many prefer to access psychological support on the Web. Research from New Zealand has demonstrated promising effectiveness and acceptability for an LGBT+ focused, serious game–based, computerized cognitive behavioral therapy program. However, there has been limited research conducted in the area of electronic therapy (e-therapy) for LGBT+ people.
This course is based on the article, How LGBT+ Young People Use the Internet in Relation to Their Mental Health and Envisage the Use of e-Therapy created by Mathijs Lucassen, PhD. et al. in 2018.
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Clinicians treating LGBT+ youth, and working with family members of LGBT+ youth. This course is appropriate to all knowledge levels.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe several psychological/therapeutic needs specific to the LGBT+ youth community.
- Indentify how the LGBT+ community uses the Internet as a tool for management of their psychological/therapeutic needs.
- Describe how e-therapies are used in behavioral health treatment.
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