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  • 2024-03-14 2:00 PM
  • 2024-03-14 3:00 PM
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NOTE: This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 14.

From Health Care to Home: Extending Sex-Positivity to Work With Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth  

Parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ youth play a vital role in their children’s wellness and resilience. Dr. Knutson will build on sex-positive approaches to affirming health care for LGBTQ+ youth and will extend those approaches to clinical work with parents and families. Consistent with a sex positive framework, he will discuss unique, clinically relevant challenges faced by parents of LGBTQ+ youth. Dr. Knutson will also provide sex-positive solutions and clinical strategies designed to address those challenges and increase family health and cohesion. 

About the Presenter

Douglas Knutson, PhD, LHSP, ABPP, (he/him) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology, at Oklahoma State University. He is a Licensed Health Service Psychologist in Oklahoma and is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Knutson serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Rural Mental Health, Director of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology Communications and Technology Board, and is a Mental Health First Aid Research Advisory Group member. He is also an editorial board member with Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and The Counseling Psychologist. In addition, Dr. Knutson was recently appointed to the APA Committee on Rural Health for a three-year term that starts January 2024. Other recent awards Dr. Knutson has received include the 2023 APA Excellence in Rural Psychology Award and the 2023 APA Division 44 Distinguished Book Award for his co-authored book, Counseling in a Gender Expansive World: Resources to Support Therapeutic Practice. Dr. Knutson is proud to work with outstanding students and colleagues as the coordinator of the Health, Education, and Rural Empowerment Lab, a consortium of scholars who research and advocate for rural LGBTQ+ health and resilience.  

Continuing Education Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate

1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three clinically relevant challenges faced by parents/guardians of LGBTQ+ youth 
  2. List three characteristics of affirmative sexual health care for LGBTQ+ youth 
  3. Describe three affirming, sex-positive strategies to increase family health and cohesion 

Disclosures: Dr. Knutson has no conflicts of interest or disclosures relevant to this presentation to report.

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