Translating Trauma-Informed Care Principles Into Practice With LGBTQ+ Clients


Barry University School of Social Work is offering a 3 hour webinar that will describe how to apply TIC when working with LGBTQ+ populations. Participants will learn about the effects of trauma on psychosocial development, identity, coping, and functioning. Participants will be introduced to SAMHSA’s guiding principles of TIC. Mental health practitioners and social service professionals will learn to view LGBTQ+ presenting problems through the lens of trauma and implement specific practical skills and trauma-informed practices across a variety of roles when working with LGBTQ+. Participants will learn about the identity-specific issues including minority stressors and experiences of gender dysphoria can be traumagenic for LGBTQ+ clients. Trauma informed strategies for supporting and affirming LGBTQ+ clients’ identities, experiences, and clinical needs will be explored.

This course meets criteria for required Ethics CEUS for FS ch. 491 licensees.

Objective 1:

Participants will learn about the prevalence & impact of trauma in LGBTQ populations.

Objective 2:

Participants will be able to describe SAMSHA’s principles & components of trauma-informed care.

Objective 3:

Participants will learn to conceptualize LGBTQ+ client needs through a trauma lens.

Objective 4:

Participants will learn affirmative strategies and TIPs (Trauma-informed Practices) to translate TIC principles into action with LGBTQ+ clients.

About The Facilitators

Dr. Jill Levenson

Dr. Jill Levenson

Dr. Jill Levenson is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor, and Lead Coordinator for the Trauma-informed Training Initiative at Barry’s Center for Human Rights & Social Justice. She has published 5 books and over 100 articles, and has been an active LCSW practitioner in South Florida for over 30 years. She has provided TIC trainings in more than 20 states, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dr. Ashley Austin

Dr. Ashley Austin

Ashley Austin, PhD, LCSW is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University. Her research and practice expertise revolves primarily around promoting the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse children, teens, and adults through clinical practice rooted in an affirmative stance. Dr. Austin is actively involved in research, training and consulting associated with implementing affirmative interventions across a wide range of sites both nationally and internationally.

Schedule & Pricing

  • June 8, 2021 | 1:00-4:30 pm
  • Half-Day Webinar: $60 per person

CEU'S Available

  • 3 hrs of CEUs for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC