Approved by UTAHSWA for 6 CE credits 

Nearly half of trans & non-binary clients have concerns about the LGBTQ+ competency of mental health providers. 

Did you know 41% of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year?! and young people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or people of color reported higher rates than their peers.

Among all LGBTQ young people, 81% wanted mental health care!

In this training learn how to provide affirmative therapy and trauma informed care for queer clients

How do I know if this is for me? 

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! 

Here's what you'll learn in detail:

  • Get the groundwork in working with queer clients, including terminology, pronouns, misgendering

  • See 2023 research on queer mental health

  • Get a trauma 101 refresher (or introduction)

  • Learn what the behavioral health disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ populations can be attributed to

  • Learn to support clients in each stage of coming out

  • Learn causes and contributions to queer trauma throughout the lifespan and signs and symptoms

  • Learn treatment strategies to help clients in each phase of queer trauma treatment

  • A look at some treatment plan considerations for queer clients, including trans & intersex clients

  • Learn differences between queer trauma & heteronormative trauma

  • Learn the problems with standard assessments and how to better assess queer clients

  • A look at common diagnosis and co-morbidities

  • Learn practical bottom up and top down trauma skills
  • Learn the principles of LGBTQ+ trauma informed care

  • Learn affirmative therapy approaches & best practices with queer clients

  • Learn about SOGIE screening

  • Learn how to build safety trust & rapport when there is medical distrust

  • Learn how to create an affirming environment

  • Learn about cultural sensitivity and competence including reviewing issues like discrimination, bias, microaggressions, homophobia, transphobia, queer minority stress

  • Identify tools to review internalized bias for self and clients

  • Learn screening techniques for suicidality and safety planning

  • Learn specific queer-focused therapeutic models

  • Identify therapeutic interventions and how they can apply to queer clients

  • Get lots of practical skills and tools that can help ANY client

  • Get LGBTQ+ specific tools to deepen your work with these clients

Learn specific queer friendly tools & strategies for these goals: 

  • Promoting Self-Acceptance and Identity Exploration

  • Reducing Internalized Homophobia and LGBTQ+ Shame

  • Building Coping Skills and Resilience

  • Addressing Coming Out Challenges and Family Rejection

  • Navigating Relationships and Building Social Support 

  • Managing LGBTQ+ Discrimination and Stigma

  • Addressing Gender Dysphoria and Exploring Gender Identity

  • Improving LGBTQ+ Relationship Satisfaction

  • Addressing Mental Health Disparities and Trauma

  • Fostering Resilience and Empowerment within the LGBTQ+ Community

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

What's included? 

6-Hour Training Session: CE eligible ! 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.

Video Training Replay: You get the replay link  

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

Trauma & Transitions Training Student

"I took the Trauma and Transitions training (which was AMAZING, and jam-packed with goodness! If she ever does a part 2, I would sign up in a heartbeat) Thank you so much! Again, I was so impressed with the ginormous amount of helpful content Tiffany shared. She could fill entire weekend on this! :)"



How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.


Many clients come into therapy after taking the classes wanting to go deeper into their own beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Other clients come into therapy and enjoy course material as homework between sessions. These courses are not an appropriate substitute for therapeutic treatment, a therapeutic relationship, or formal medical or mental health care. Courses are a general educational tool geared toward general populations seeking information on specific topics (mindfulness, body image, etc.) Online courses are for educational purposes only. Think, psychology class combined with self-help suggestions. Therapy is a professional relationship with in-depth individualized goals, interventions, feedback, and support. .


Great question! All you need to do is enter in the recipient's email address and name at point of purchase. They will then receive a confirmation email with the necessary login steps to access their course!


You might want to check out my Emotional Regulation Course for even more coping skills. Click here to find out more