LGBT Health Certificate

The LGBT Health Certificate is full and no longer accepting new participants for this academic year. Please email lgbt@louisville.edu to receive information about signing up for 2018-19.

As a national leader in LGBT healthcare, the LGBT Center is proud to offer cutting-edge training for health care students and professionals. Our LGBT Health Certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to interact successfully with LGBT patients, and demonstrates to employers and patients your commitment to serving diverse patient populations. It is free to members of the UofL community as well as all community members in Louisville and beyond. Read testimonials here.

Ready to get started? The certificate is self-directed, allowing you to start at any time. Just choose the content modules you want to complete (online or in-person), and include one Patient Simulation session. Register below. You can start watching the online videos today! The deadline to complete all four of your content modules and one Patient Simulation Session is March 30th, 2018.

We will keep track of your progress as you submit online assessments and sign in for in-person sessions. In March 2018 we will send you an invitation to the LGBT Health Certificate Celebration so that as a group we can celebrate our accomplishments along with HSC leadership and Deans!

 

2017-2018 LGBT Health Certificate

To earn the 2017-2018 LGBT Health Certificate, you must complete four Content Modules and one Patient Simulation Session.



Content Modules are 1 hour each. You can complete Content Modules by

  • Attending in-person modules. Three in-person sessions will be offered in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Watching online modules and completing an online assessment. There are 14 modules from previous years available for viewing (link below under Online Modules). The 2017-2018 in-person modules will also be posted online.

Patient Simulation Session are 2 hours each. Patient Simulation Sessions are in-person and offered in both the Fall Term or Spring Terms (dates below).


In-Person Content Modules


Meeting the Needs of LGBT Older Adults- October 31, 2017:

  • 12-1pm (lunch provided)
  • Location: Kornhauser Auditorium (500 S. Preston St)
  • Dr. Noell Rowan, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAS
  • Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, this engaging session is designed for those in the mental health professions as well as primary care (medicine, nursing, dentistry). Community members are warmly welcomed to attend. This session is Grand Rounds for the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine and CME will be provided. The Kent School of Social Work will provide Social Work CEU's. 

 

LGBT Healthcare Summit Sponsored by Humana – February 16, 2018

  • Enhancing Substance Use Disorder Treatment Responsiveness for LGBT Clients
    • February 16, 2018
    • 9-10am presentation
    • Kornhauser Auditorium (500 S. Preston St)
    • Brian Hurley, MD, M.D., M.B.A., DFASAM
    • This training will review best practices to engage and retain LGBT clients in substance use disorder (SUD) care. While the core approach to addiction treatment does not change based on an individual's sexual orientation and gender identity, there are key opportunities to signal openness to current and prospective clients, employ client-centered approaches to SUD care, and build alliances with LGBT community organizations. This session will begin with a one-hour lecture to provide an overview of the topic and examples from the field. The second part of the workshop will be an interactive discussion with fellow professionals and Dr. Hurley to address the implication of the didactic material to their treatment settings.
    • Attendance at the presentation will count as one session towards the Certificate. Attendance at the workshop will count as an additional session towards the Certificate. 

 

  • Organizational Capacity Building: Enhancing Substance Use Disorder Treatment Responsiveness for LGBT Clients
    • February 16, 2018
    • 10-11:30am workshop
    • Brian Hurley, MD, M.D., M.B.A., DFASAM
    • Kornhauser Auditorium (500 S. Preston St)
    • Brian Hurley, M.D., M.B.A., DFASAM
    • The workshop portion of this session provides an exciting opportunity to engage in an interactive discussion with fellow professionals and Dr. Hurley to envision how your organization could build capacity to better serve LGBT clients. Participants will leave this session with at least three strategies your organization could take to better serve LGBT clients.

 

  • Transgender and Gender Creative Youth: Mental Health and Evidence-based Treatments
    • February 16, 2018
    • 12-1pm (lunch provided with RSVP)
    • Kornhauser Auditorium (500 S. Preston St) 
    • Christine Brady, PhD
    • This session will provide an evidence-based framework for how to work effectively and respectfully with transgender youth and their families. Dr. Brady’s presentation will be experiential in nature by providing ample examples, clinical vignettes, opportunities for question and answer and paired discussion. The target audience is health professionals and administrators working in mental health organizations and youth serving organizations.
      Participants will leave this session familiar with common vocabulary used within the transgender community, understand the prevalence of mental health issues and health disparities among transgender youth, and be able to describe evidence based mental health treatments across development, as well as treatments shown to be ineffective and/or harmful to transgender youth.

 Online Modules

  • After you review an online module, complete an online assessment to receive credit towards your Certificate. Please note, CE credit cannot be provided. 

Patient Simulation Sessions (choose one to attend)

  • Friday, September 22, 2017: Patient Simulation
    • 5:30-7:30pm (light fare provided)
    • Location: Abell Building (next to Nursing School) in room 110
    • Patient Simulation sessions offer an interactive approach to learning in which LGBT community members act out patient encounters with participants and offer feedback.
    • Patient Simulation sessions are an opportunity for highly effective learning. Participants will be placed in small groups and given the opportunity to practice taking scenario-based sexual and social histories with volunteer members of the LGBT community.
    • *You must attend one Patient Simulation Session in order to earn the LGBT Health Certificate.
    • This session is facilitated by the LGBT Center staff.
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Patient Simulation *SOLD OUT* 
    • 5:30-7:30pm (light fare provided)
    • Location: Abell Building (next to Nursing School) in room 110
    • Patient Simulation sessions offer an interactive approach to learning in which LGBT community members act out patient encounters with participants and offer feedback.
    • Patient Simulation sessions are an opportunity for highly effective learning. Participants will be placed in small groups and given the opportunity to practice taking scenario-based sexual and social histories with volunteer members of the LGBT community.
    • *You must attend one Patient Simulation Session in order to earn the LGBT Health Certificate. This is the last one offered. Credits do not roll over to the next year’s Certificate.
    • This session is facilitated by the LGBT Center staff.

 For more information about the 2017-2018 LGBT Health Certificate contact Stacie Steinbock, director of the LGBT Center Satellite Office on the Health Sciences Center: stacie.steinbock@louisville.edu

 

 

LGBT Center - Belknap

Red Barn, Room 104

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm

 

Email

lgbt@louisville.edu

Social Media

LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 210J

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861