Learning Resources — Webinars in Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

In this talk, Dr. Sand Chang discusses the unique behavioral health needs of people who have a gender identity outside of the binary of man and woman. Dr. Chang addresses gender dysphoria in non-binary people, and describes several unique stressors that impact the non-binary community including discrimination from transgender and cisgender people who are threatened by gender identities that are not easily categorized as masculine or feminine. Dr. Chang also provides guidance on the role of behavioral health providers in helping non-binary identified people access gender affirming medical services.

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Suicide in the LGBTQ Community: Understanding Why and Best Practices for Health Centers

Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Director of the National LBGT Health Education Center and Lisa Krinsky, Director of the LGBT Aging Project discuss how suicide is a national epidemic and one that impacts the LGBT community significantly across the lifespan. In this presentation they address some of the bio-psycho-social underlying issues, risk factors, interventions and resiliency.

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Addressing Obesity, Feeding and Eating Disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder among LGBTQ Youth

Many young LGBTQ people contend with bullying, rejection, and other identity-related stressors at school and at home. For some, these challenges negatively affect their eating behaviors and body image, which can lead to excessive weight gain or loss, as well as eating and feeding disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. This webinar will teach providers how to use a culturally-responsive approach to preventing, identifying, and treating obesity, eating and feeding disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder among LGBTQ youth .We will also discuss pediatric endocrinology considerations as they relate to weight/gain and obesity among transgender youth.

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Addressing Opioid Use Disorders among LGBT People through Trauma-informed Care and Behavioral Health Integration

Dr. Keuroghlian will describe the epidemiology of opioid use disorders in the LGBT population, while identifying LGBT subpopulations at increased risk. He will then discuss best practices in addressing opioid use disorders among LGBT people.

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQ People

In part one of this two part webinar Jessica Flaherty will introduce new terms used to explore the ways in which oppression (racism, homo/bi/trans-phobia, sexism, heterosexism, cisgenderism) impact health outcomes for LGBTQ patients. She will also consider dominant group identity and oppressive behaviors, while identifying anti-oppressive best practices that support healthy outcomes for LGBTQ patients.

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Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions, and Resources

According to a recent national survey, LGBT people experience domestic violence at least as commonly as heterosexual women, contradicting common misperceptions that men cannot be victims of abuse, and women cannot perpetrate abuse. In this webinar, Cara Presley of Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program, will explain the unique characteristics of same-sex domestic violence as well as the benefits of screening LGBT patients. Participants will learn to identify barriers that LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence face when accessing health care, legal protection, and safe shelters.

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Assessment and Care for Transgender Clients in the Setting of Severe Mental Illness or Trauma

In this talk, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian will help participants assess, diagnose, and treat transgender clients with co-occurring severe mental illness or posttraumatic stress symptoms, in the context of the adverse effects of everyday discriminatory experiences.

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