This class fulfills LGBTQ education requirements for Washington, DC health professionals.
*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.
This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 2 CEUs for massage therapists.
Approved by NCBTMB for 2 CEUs for massage therapists.
Approved for 2 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions:
For an LGBTQ+ individual, an informed and aware healthcare provider can mean the difference between receiving optimum care or no care at all. In some cases, LGBTQ+ individuals may delay care or ignore health-related issues because of their inability to find professionals who meet their needs. Healthcare professionals may also miss out on rich and rewarding therapeutic relationships when their practices are not welcoming and affirming.
In this course, you will learn about the health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community, gain a basic understanding of the needs of this community (Spoiler: It’s dignity and respect), and you will examine your own biases and assumptions. You will also learn some practical ideas for making your practice more welcoming and affirming.