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SAMHSA Publication - Ending Conversion Therapy

In Course 6J, 'Ending Conversion Therapy with LGBTQ Youth' CEU By Net sponsors online continuing education training that provides a clear explanation of the biological basis for LGBTQ identity and orientation, and the need for ethical, supportive, and affirmative medical care of transsexual children and adolescents. 

CEU By Net considers this nationally published information important for all behavioral health, educational, and community service providers, with or without course enrollment. Read and download it for FREE here. Sign up for the course and take it for credit if you choose. 


Our sponsored Course 6J, 'Ending Conversion Therapy with LGBTQ Youth' is published by SAMHSA and addresses the complex genetic, hormonal, biophysical, emotional, cultural, and social factors which affect LGBTQ children and adolescents, including those who are Transgender and Intersex.  The course also emphasizes the ethical precepts that have come with this new understanding. 

Course 6J and the other courses which we sponsor for your work with LGBTQ youth are designed with tools for counselors to use in your program or practice. 

These tools are particularly helpful when you are counseling with anxious LGBTQ youth and resistant or confused families, including those coping with decisions about transsexual care. 

These courses also support practical approaches in your work with youth who experience, or are at unusual risk for, social and family rejection and abuse, homelessness and living on the street, entrapment in human sex trafficking, and suicide risk.

Enroll in one or more of these courses now, to find useful assessment forms, checklists, worksheets, fact sheets, and documentation formats for your use with schools, parents, and community partners, in the complex process of gender recognition and affirmation.  


Go here to read a brief summary of our courses which are dedicated to this mission.  

Go here to enroll in LGBTQ courses. 

Go here to read about the tools for counselors presented in these courses.  

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Brief Description of CEU By Net's CE Courses for Working with LGBTQ Youth and Families 


Course 6J 'Ending Conversion Therapy with LGBTQ Youth' is a research-based approach to biomedical affirmation of transsexual youth, and to the psychosocial support of gay, bisexual, and questioning youth - with the goal for all being a  healthy transition to adulthood.

There is also clear guidance in helping resistant parents who oppose their child's sexual identity to develop a positive relationship despite misgivings.  This is a sea-change publication which has served as the impetus for all national medical, mental health, and addiction treatment organizations to join in the mandate to end Conversion Therapy.  

[CE credit in this course is prohibited in Florida for behavioral health licensees, based on new State laws which prohibit health care providers from supporting youth in transsexual decisions.]

Course 8T 'Human Trafficking of Adolescents in America' is an informative, client-centered, research-based study of how children and adolescents become sexually trafficked throughout the USA, and how mental health and addiction professionals can help them to learn ways to remain safe and to ultimately escape from human trafficking perpetrators. 

Many of these trafficked youth are LGBTQ adolescents who have been forced to live on the street due to family rejection and abuse.  


Course 5P-A 'Preventing Suicide - Tool Kit for High Schools' presents a comprehensive Risk Management and culturally sensitive approach to preventing primary suicides of students in High Schools as well as a postvention approach to preventing 'copy cat' or 'contagion' suicides in the surviving student population. 

LGBTQ adolescents are particularly vulnerable to suicide, and this course includes specific guidelines for teaching awareness of this risk to teachers, school administrators, and parents of LGBTQ youth.  

Course 5J 'Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth' focuses upon the family dynamics which oftentimes result in homelessness, sexual trafficking, and suicide of LGBTQ Youth. 

Approaches to identifying the potential for all of these adverse results are addressed, as well as collaborative approaches to supporting children and adolescents who are currently so affected, within the community.   

Course 3J 'Professional Guide to Supporting LGBTQ Children and Adolescents,' focuses upon the community- and school-oriented support of LGBTQ children and adolescents. 

This course is appropriate for social workers, mental health and addiction counselors, MFTs and CEAPs who work with LGBTQ youth and their families, and with community service organizations serving these youth including schools, child protection and welfare agencies, community centers of various types, and health care providers. 



CEU By Net's LGBTQ training credits, CEUs, and PDHs are approved for counselors, therapists, and social workers by NBCC, EACC-EAPA, NAADAC, IC&RC, Florida CE Broker [except for Course 6J], Texas and California Mental Health and Addiction Licensing Boards, and by most other states for behavioral health. 


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