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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth: Family Acceptance and Emotional Development

  • 23 Aug 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


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Description: This webinar is designed to assist in mental health professionals work with families of LGBTQ youth who experience adjustment issues related to their youth's coming out process.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690504

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690504 Exp. 3/31/20


Learning Objectives:

1.      Learn about LGBTQ youth and the impact of disclosure of their sexual and/or gender identity as well as the consequences on the lack of emotional support from caregivers.
2.      Explore benefits to providing support and acceptance to LGBTQ youth, including research evidence and how caregivers can assist in the youth’s coming out process.
3.      Identify treatment approaches and resources to assist LGBTQ youth and their families.

About the PresenterJulie Basulto, LMFT

 Julie Basulto is a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of Florida since 2008. Ms. Basulto is qualified supervisor for the state of Florida in supervising Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns since 2010. Ms. Basulto currently supervises graduate students for their practicum and internships from various universities. Ms. Basulto attained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2005 from St. Thomas University. Ms. Basulto has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional problems including LGBTQ youth. Ms. Basulto has provided services in the home, outpatient and in private practice. Ms. Basulto is a former clinical supervisor and is currently a senior therapist at Kristi House which is a child advocacy center providing individual, family and group counseling for child, adolescent and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Ms. Basulto conducts community and outreach presentations in the community in advocating for the victims of child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and the LGBTQ community. Ms. Basulto received her national certification as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT) in 2013 and is currently certified in training consultants and other mental health professionals on TF-CBT. Ms. Basulto is a Clinical Fellow for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and holds memberships at the American Counseling Association as well as the American Psychological Association. In addition to Ms. Basulto’s clinical experience, she teaches counseling and psychology courses in colleges and universities in South Florida. Ms. Basulto is in current pursuit of a PhD. In Counseling Education at Barry University where she hopes to continue research and advocacy work with traumatized youth and pursue a career in teaching future counselors.

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