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LGBTQ+ Affirmative Healthcare for Mental Health Providers

  • September 30, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting

Registration

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Healthcare for Mental Health Providers

Presented by Drs. Kate Conover and Larry Long

Receive 2 CE's

This program provides essential and fundamental knowledge for mental health providers caring for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Presenter: 

Dr. Larry Long

Since 2001, I have served as Director of Counseling & Educational Support Services. As of July 2017, I also serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  It is a pleasure to work with the team of outstanding professionals in our department. Individuals and couples regularly seek out counseling to enhance their effectiveness in managing stress or time, overcoming depression or anxiety, improving relationships or marriages, dealing with major changes or loss, healing from a traumatic experience, and improving their self-confidence. People are constantly changing and growing throughout their lives. Counseling provides an opportunity for an individual or couple to "concentrate" the time it takes to develop. Counseling is a process where I assist individuals to tap into existing strengths for self-improvement.

I am committed to anti-racism initiatives in my professional life, and actively work in my personal life to address systemic racism that exists in our culture.  I also am a LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist and am committed to supporting the community at KUMC/TUKHS and in the greater KC area.

Before coming to the University of Kansas Medical Center, I worked at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas and served for 5 years as a psychologist and Executive Director of Counseling, Health, and Career Services. My Ph.D. is in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and I'm a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Missouri. 

Dr. Kate L. Conover, Ph.D. - See attachment

Kate Conover, Ph.D. completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of California San Diego, and her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Swarthmore College. She completed a predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and a postdoctoral fellowship in Integrated Behavioral Health in the KUMC Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. She currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Conover is also Core Faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and enjoys providing clinical supervision and didactics to medical and psychology trainees across a range of settings.

Dr. Conover has a background in interventions with a focus on trauma exposure, anxiety, and depression throughout the lifespan. She is also interested in implementation of empirically-supported treatment in settings in which many individuals access care, such as through their primary care clinics. She enjoys providing integrated primary care services through Family Medicine and is invested in anti-racism efforts and initiatives to address health disparities.

Dr. Conover has broad interests in providing affirming care for members of the LGBTQ+ community. She provides gender affirming care, including pre-surgical evaluations, through Family Medicine, the Gender Affirming Medicine Clinic at KUMC, and through the medical student-run JayDoc clinic, following WPATH guidelines.

Dr. Conover enjoys clinical teaching and supervision of psychology and medicine trainees. She is involved in ongoing initiatives related to medical resident wellness and development and has developed curriculum for medical learners addressing a range of interventions and behavioral health concerns. She developed curriculum related to providing LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare practices, which she provides through the KUMC Medical School Clerkship and Family Medicine Residencies. Dr. Conover also has a background in reproductive and sexual health and enjoys working with individuals and families around issues of sexual health, fertility, and family-building. She anticipates continued engagement in research focused on access to healthcare and issues of health disparities.

Objectives:

  • Participants will list 5 therapeutically and ethically appropriate terms used when speaking to or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Participants will identify 2 developmental milestones among lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people

  • Participants will list the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria.

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting. Attendees will receive the meeting link in their emails. 

The deadline to register is 6 PM on September 29th.

COST: Free for GKCPA members. $15 for nonmembers/guests.

This is only approved as a live, interactive CE presentation. Participants will have the same physical presence expectations through video that would be required for in-person events to gain CE credit.

Greater Kansas City Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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