Queer Trauma 101 Training for counselors

Approved by UTAHSWA for 6 CE credits 
Who is this for?

This training provides cultural sensitivity training for working with LGBTQ+ clients and the unique factors when working with queer trauma.

It's a crucial training for beginners, and a great update, with robust information for anyone regardless of the amount of years they're worked with queer clients! 

Training agenda:
  • Queer identities 101
  • What is trauma
  • What is unique about queer trauma
  • Queer trauma research and stats
  • Queer trauma along the lifespan
  • Stages of coming out
  • Assessing queer trauma
  • Diagnosis
  • Trauma 101
  • Principles of trauma informed care
  • Affirmative therapy and best practices
  • Establish safety rapport trust
  • Identify own homophobia and biases
  • Identify when clients has internalized homophobia, shame, anti queer bias
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Apply treatment strategies to help clients in each phase of queer trauma treatment
  • Practical skills & tools


  • Conceptualization & assessment
  • Assess psychological trauma of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning.
  • Learn to identify signs and symptoms of queer trauma across the lifespan- Recognize lifespan developmental wounds and trauma from growing up queer
  • Explore comorbidities & misdiagnosis
  • Learn to assess the extent of a queer client's trauma
  • Trauma informed care
  • Recognize the specific and most common stages of coming out
  • Learn to recognize and describe the principles of trauma informed care for queer clients
  • Identify ways to establish safety rapport and trust
  • Learn to name and identify your own internalized homophobia & biases
  • Identify when a client has internalized homophobia, shame, & anti queer biases
  • Treatment Considerations & Interventions
  • Gain practical skills for addressing common presenting issues among queer trauma clients - Use specific interventions and assessment tools for LGBTQ clients and gay affirmative therapy.
  • Apply treatment strategies to help clients in each phase of LGBTQ+ trauma treatment
  • Evaluate therapeutic modalities for their effectiveness in treating queer trauma
What's included? 
6-Hour Training Session: 
Learn research and experienced based approaches to helping clients with Queer trauma ! We’ll go through assessment, treatment, and explore lots of ways to help them feel deal & heal
Digital Workbook: 
Exclusive access to “queer trauma workbook” with assessments, activities, & tools for your clients
Guided meditations: You get 6 meditations to help your clients !
  • Autogenic training and diaphragmatic breathing
  • Boundaries Meditation
  • Inner Child Guided Visualization
  • Mindfulness of Emotion in the Body Meditation
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Self Care meditation