LGBT Affirmative Counseling Practice Certification
To meet the growing need for behavioral health professionals to develop competencies in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, couples and families, we are offering this 5-part certificate program a total of 25 CEU’s. Many clinicians identify as LGBTQ friendly, what does this translate to? When completing the certificate program with Amy Moore-Ramirez, LPCC-S, LSW you will be exposed to the competencies outlined by The American Counseling Association and the WPATH standards. These competencies will be sure to highlight the ethical guidelines in addition to the historical and present day cultural implications that impact LGBT clients. This 5-part certificate program will ensure clinicians leave with information required to provide best practices for both assessing and addressing issues in LGBT mental health.
Clinicians who choose to participate in this certificate program will be required to attend session one which is a foundational course that will give clinicians information related to the practice of LGBTQ affirming mental health. Advanced studies with a focus on issues that impact one part of the LGBTQ community & the intersections of policy and advocacy.
- Session 1: Foundations of LGBTQ Affirmative Practice -5 CEU’s
- Session 2: The Study of LGBQ Affirmative Practice- 5 CEU’s
- Session 3: The Study of Transgender Affirmative Practice- 5 CEU’s
- Session 4: LGBTQ Couples and Families & Lifespan Development- 5 CEU’s
- Session 5: Public Policy/Advocacy “What it all means to be an Affirmative Clinician”- 5 CEU’s
About your Instructor:
Amy M. Moore-Ramirez is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisory designation, and licensed social worker in Ohio with an MAEd., in Clinical Counseling from Malone University and is actively pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision at The University of Akron where she holds ABD status. Amy currently teaches in the Counseling Department at John Carroll University as a Part-time Lecturer. Amy also teaches undergraduate courses at The University of Akron, that include The Psychology of Sports Injury Rehab and Human Relations. Amy has served as president of The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio (a division of the Ohio Counseling Association). Amy has her own private practice in Akron and Cleveland where she and her colleagues specialize in the treatment needs of client's related to sexuality & gender across the lifespan from early childhood through adulthood.
Amy is actively involved with the Ohio Counseling Association, The American Counseling Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Amy has been an invited presenter as well as a refereed presenter at numerous, local, national, and international conferences throughout the United States. Amy currently researches and guest lectures on topics such as Feminist Supervision, LGBQQ Affirmative Counseling, Trans Affirmative Counseling, LGBTQQI Affirmative Supervision, and Career Considerations for Transgender individuals.
Amy began her career in the helping profession in 1995, and has worked with individuals, couples, and families who have presented with a variety of issues including self-esteem problems, anxiety, depression, communication issues, trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, women’s issues, LGBTQQI issues, Severe Mental Disability, and Alcohol and Other Drug related concerns. Amy Moore-Ramirez’s approach to psychotherapy is interpersonal, grounded in Feminist Theory and Motivational Interviewing, attachment theory, and relational/cultural theory. She uses cognitive behavioral interventions when appropriate, but she also helps clients explore the deeper meanings of their behaviors and relationship styles and often unconscious beliefs upon which dysfunctional behavior may be based. Amy has extensive experience in working with kink related issues and considers her practice, kink affirmative, and Amy has broad experience in working with sexual and gender diversity.