Using Internal Family System (IFS) Interventions & Strategies with LGBTQIA+ Clients
with Frank Anderson, MD

$99 CAD

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

10:00 AM to 2:15 PM Eastern 

7 AM - 11:15 AM Pacific CA/USA 

8 AM - 12:15 PM Mountain CA/USA  

3 PM - 7:15 PM London, UK 

4 PM - 8:15 PM Madrid, Spain 

4 PM - 8:15 PM Berlin, Germany 

4 PM - 8:15 PM Copenhagen, Denmark 

5 PM - 9:15 PM Helsinki, Finland

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60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials

Workshop Description

Working with LGBTQIA+ clients requires therapists to focus compassionately on our clients’ internal worlds as well as our own. IFS offers a deep, transformational healing to clients AND it allows clinicians the ability to connect with ANY client.  

Join Dr. Frank Anderson for this engaging workshop as he explores working with LGBTQIA+ clients through the lens of IFS, including: 

How IFS Applies to the LGBTQ2IA+ Population
  • Welcoming a person’s full humanity 
  • The healing agent of self-energy 
  • Youth coming out in today’s culture 
  • Being gay/queer as a trauma experience 
  • Phases of gender transitioning 
  • Differences & similarities when working with lesbians vs. gay men Honoring the differences and what you don’t know 
  • Recognizing that orientation & gender are different 
  • Pronouns as possible triggers  

LGBTQ2IA+ Providers Providing Clinical Treatment
  • Differentiate the clinical needs and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ populations and subgroups, including youth coming out in today’s culture.
  • Assumptions of Shared Experience with clients 
  • The role of self-disclosure 
  • Heterosexual cisgender client’s reacting to gay therapists & heterosexual projection 
  • Recognizing therapist’s parts; how IFS helps therapists engage in parts that carry biases and stay open to each client’s unique experience.
  • Orientation & power dynamics 
  • Creating a space where parts can speak up 
  • Creating space for the perpetrator parts

*LGBTQIA+ is A common abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Queer, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual, and Ally community.

Target Audience: 
Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, graduate-level Counselors, Psychotherapists  

Course Content Level: 

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to: 
1. Describe the importance of welcoming a person’s full humanity in treating clients in the LGBTQ@IA+ population.
2. Demonstrate the support of the healing agent of self-energy to promote healing and positive clinical outcomes. 
3. Identify the clinical needs and challenges facing different LGBTQ2IA+ populations.
4. Explain why clinical treatment must be reflective of the needs of individual clients while also being aware of challenges faced by LGBTQ2IA+ subgroups, including LGBT youth, Lesbians, and Trans individuals.
Meet the Presenter, Frank Anderson, MD

Frank Anderson, MD began his journey by earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1985, followed by his M.D. degree from Rush University Medical School in 1989. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After graduation, he stayed on as a clinical instructor at Harvard while working as a staff psychiatrist at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute under the direction of Bessel van der Kolk. In 1994, Dr. Anderson launched his private practice, centered on the treatment of trauma, including single-incident trauma, complex trauma, dissociative identity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Providing compassionate care, he also specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. Patients benefit from Dr. Anderson's psychopharmacology expertise as well as his training in sensory motor psychotherapy (SP) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Anderson’s professional focus expanded in 2004 after he met his mentor and friend Richard Schwarz, Ph.D., founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a model that combines systems thinking and multiplicity of the mind. Dr. Anderson learned to integrate the IFS model into his passion for psychopharmacology, neurobiology and trauma therapy. Today, Dr. Anderson continues to provide consultation, individual therapy and couples therapy at his office in Concord, Mass. Additionally, he maintains an active career as a speaker, teacher, consultant, writer and researcher who travels the globe, often conducting seminars, workshops and training programs.

Four (4) Continuing Education (CE) Credits Available

American Psychological Association (APA) - Eligible for 4 CE credits. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) - Eligible for 4 CE credits. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) - 4 CEC. CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this workshop for 4 CEC.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - Eligible for 4 CE credit hours. Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Workshop FAQ
  • What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?
    Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion.

    If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.
  • Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?
    No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.
  • How long do I have to review the recording?
    You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately (5) business days after the live workshop.
  • If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?
    Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.
  • What is the refund policy?
    Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire.
  • If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?
    Email at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
  • If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?
    Please email All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.
  • Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?
    There is no known conflict of interest for this program.

    Envision has not received any financial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any financial support prior to or during this program.

    Envision will disclose any potential conflicts at the beginning of the workshop.

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