The Center for Professional Development


Cognitive Behavioral Treatment with LGBT Clients

Saturday, May 3, 2014
5 CEUs
(may be applied to 2013-2015 SW license renewal requirements)

Consistent with the values of the profession, this course will provide participants with an opportunity to apply the CBT model in an empowering and affirmative manner to the needs and concerns of LGBT and questioning clients.  At the close of this program, participants will be able to: (1) summarize some of the specific concerns that LGBT clients have when coming to CBT; (2) apply the CBT model to biopsychosocial issues that are prevalent in the LGBT community; (3) discuss the roles that homophobia, heterosexism, heteronormativity have on members of the LGBT community and their families; and (4) recognize how other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism, ableism, ageism,etc. intersect with homophobia and its impact on LGBT clients.

David B. Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW, is Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is in private practice in Bala Cynwyd, and is an adjunct faculty member at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.