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Ethical Aspects of Mental Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Pan-Asexual, and Transgender People: A Case Based Approach

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About the Course:

This program addresses treatment issues in providing services to these groups, especially the implicit biases and prejudices of providers that may interfere with service.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Ethical Aspects of Mental Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Pan-Asexual, and Transgender People: A Case Based Approach created by Timo O. Nieder, PhD and Annette Guldenring in 2020.

Publication Date:

1st 2020

Course Material Authors

Timo O. Nieder, PhD

Timo O. Nieder, PhD, ECPS is head of the outpatient unit for sexual health and transgender care and coordinator teaching at the Institute of Sex Research, Sexual Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). As a psychologist by teaching, Timo qualified as Associate Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg. Timo co-founded the Interdisciplinary Transgender Health Care Centre (ITHCCH) at the UKE and co-chairs the German guideline for transgender health care. Timo (co-)authored 45 PubMed-listed research papers and more than 100 publications in total. Timo is board member of the European Professional Association.

Annette Guldenring

A specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, senior physician in the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the Westküstenklinikum in Heide. Active in the transgender movement since 1979, co-editor of the journal EZKU – Journal of Transsexuals for All Terrans – early 80s. Numerous lectures and workshops on the topic of transsexuality/trans identity/gender incongruity. Member of the Department of Sexual Orientations and Identities in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the DGPPN. Co-founder and head of the Round Table Transgender Northern Germany with multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Mary Kay Pribyl, Ph.D.

Mary Kay Pribyl, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and holds a doctoral degree from Northwestern University. She has a private practice with children, adolescents and adults in Glenview, Illinois. She is a past president of the Illinois Psychological Association and has been a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and compulsive gambling. She has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify two common prejudices against LGBT and Pan-Asexual peopl..

  2. List two specific issues in the lives of this population that differ from cis gender clients.

  3. Provide two examples of how one’s own implicit biases interfere with quality care.

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Course Material

References begin on page 600.

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