SAFE AND INCLUSIVE:
Working with LGBTTIQA+ people
Equal Not the Same: LGBTTIQA+ inclusive Practice
Reflect on how unconscious bias, heteronormative assumptions and binary concepts of gender and sexuality can negatively impact on the therapeutic alliance which can lead to the client experiencing the therapeutic space as unsafe
Audit your scope of practice to embed rainbow inclusive principles and practices
- Unpacking LGBTTIQA+ – Sexuality, Sex and Gender
- Intersections not collisions - Intersectionality of gender, sexuality, culture and religion
- Mad, Bad or Sad – The determinants that contribute to positive and poor mental health outcomes in LLGBTTIQA+ people
- Equal but not the Same – What do we mean by Inclusive Practice
- LGBTTIQA+ Cultural Competency and Safety – What does it look like?
- How inclusive is Inclusive – Principles of Inclusive Practice
- Auditing your service or clinical practice for LGBTTIQA+ inclusive practices
- Strategies for implementing inclusive practice into organisations and clinical practice
- Inclusive Practitioners - LGBTTIQA+ practice wisdom
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The Sucide Closet: Effective suicide interventions for LGBTTIQA+ people
Many clinicians still fail to ask about gender or sexuality nor take into account the significance of these factors in assessing suicide risk.
Many LGBTTIQA+ people using mainstream services report feeling unsafe or that issues relating to their sexuality or gender are either stereotyped or misunderstood, adding extra stress in a time of acute distress.
Learn how the impact of discrimination, heteronormative assumptions, unconscious bias, internalised homo/bi/trans phobia heightens suicide risk and can impact on the therapeutic relationship.
There are identified additional risk factors for suicide which often are far more influential in determining suicide therefore the use of a generic risk assessment tool may not assess accurately the suicide risk or acuity in an LGBTTIQA+ person.
This workshop provides participants the opportunity to gain insights and a theoretical analysis of the social and psychological determinants that influence suicide risk in LGBTTIQA+ people so to ensure that they undertake an accurate assessment.
Based on considered practice wisdom on working with LGBTTIQA+ people, the workshop will cover strategies that clinicians, counsellors or support workers need to consider when providing crisis intervention or longer-term counselling or support with LGBTTIQA+ people experiencing suicidal ideation or behaviour. It is essentials that workers have a good understanding of how hetero and gender normative assumptions and unconscious bias can impact on the therapeutic relationship. Evaluation of this workshop shows that attendance is of benefit for LGBTTIQA+ service providers and workers in mental health, addiction, primary health, social and community services, education, youth sectors. Clinicians and support workers in Te Whatu Ora, PHO, NGO, Kauapapa Māori and Pasifika mental health and addiction services, are strongly encouraged to attend. Topics covered:
- Suicide in LGBTTIQA+ people – What is it and how is it explained
- The role of social determinants in contributing to poor mental health outcomes and suicidality in LGBTTIQA+ people
- Not all the same - an understanding of the intersectionality of age, gender, cultural differences and ableness in LGBTTIQA+ suicide
- Risk and Protective Factors for suicide in LGBTTIQA+ people – Additional considerations when undertaking suicide risk assessment in LGBTTIQA+ people
- Unconscious bias and heteronormative assumptions and the therapeutic relationship
- Intervention and support - Issues to consider when working with LGBTTIQA+ people experiencing suicidal ideation or behaviour.