The Process of Coming Out (Part 1 & 2)

1h 33m

Joe Kort

Psychotherapist & Clinical Sexologist
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Content and Aim: In today’s society, the stigma surrounding coming out remains a significant challenge, and its impact on the mental health of those who choose to remain closeted from childhood into adulthood cannot be underestimated. Although life often gets better for individuals after they come out, the journey leading up to that point is often fraught with fear, rejection, and overwhelming sexual shame.

This comprehensive course is designed to delve deeply into the intricacies of this experience, providing therapists with a rich understanding of the six distinct stages individuals go through while coming out. More importantly, it equips therapists with the necessary interventions to navigate these stages effectively. The course also explores the three critical phases of the coming-out process, with the primary goal of helping LGBTQ clients avoid feelings of isolation and alienation.

By the end of this engaging and informative course, therapists will not only be better equipped to assist their LGBTQ clients through the complexities of coming out but will also play a crucial role in dismantling the lingering stigma and fostering a more accepting and empathetic society for all.

 

Learning objectives

  1. Assess gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning clients for psychological trauma to assist in informing treatment interventions.
  2. Determine the six stages of the coming out process to provide the client with optimal support.
  3. Distinguish between mental health disorders that mimic the effects of the trauma from growing up LGBTQ.
  4. Utilize specific clinical interventions and assessment tools to treat LGBTQ clients more effectively.

 

Produced in 2023

Joe Kort

Joe Kort

Psychotherapist & Clinical Sexologist
Lecturer

Psychotherapist Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, is the clinical director and founder of The Center for Relationship Health in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a board-certified clinical sexologist, author of four books, lecturer, and facilitator of therapeutic workshops

Throughout his 37 years of private practice, he has successfully utilized varying therapy modalities to help hundreds of individuals and couples improve their lives and strengthen their relationships.
Dr. Kort specializes in marital problems and conflicts; mixed orientation marriages; male sexuality and sexual health concerns; “compulsive sexual behavior,” out-of-control sexual behaviors; sexual identity issues; childhood sexual abuse; LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy; Male Sexual Fluidity and Imago Relationship Therapy.
He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a safe and effective treatment that can help patients who have suffered for years from anxiety, distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse, or other traumatic events.
Dr. Kort can be found on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter,  Facebook, and LinkedIn @drjoekort, and his website is www.JoeKort.com

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