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Innovative approaches to training mental health service providers for the quality support of LGBTQI+ people
It is important for professionals to be familiar with LGBTQI+ concepts and terminology and to be aware of the specific psychological challenges LGBTQI+ persons face.
Improve your skills to examine the social circumstances and networks of their clients, and the way societal norms and practices affect those clients.
Explore your own beliefs and attitudes to acquire an open-minded approach to treat social diversity or being “different” as something valuable.
Handbook for trainers
The Common Point Handbook for Trainers provides guidance for trainers who would like to implement training for a variety of professionals working in a supporting role (crisis hotline operators, school counsellors, clinical psychologists and social workers) with the goal of improving the professionals’ attitudes, knowledge and skills related to LGBTQI+ persons.