Creating Safety: Welcoming Approaches for LGBTQ Clients – Aug 30

Aug 14, 2023 | Learning Opportunities

August 30, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern

Hosted By: Central East ATTC


Is your organization a safe space for LGBTQ clients and their families? How do you know?
Hint: a space (or person) is not “safe” just because we say it is. Though nearly every care provider expresses the intention of creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients, good intentions alone are not enough to maintain a practice free of prejudice, repair poor office forms and protocols, minimize microaggressions, and eradicate disrespect for the lived experiences of sexual and gender minority community members. When a member of any marginalized group enters your setting, they are scanning for potential threats, hazards, and disappointments with their care as a reflexive gesture of self-protection. This webinar will look at the power dynamics embedded in client/care provider relationships, indicators of safety or the lack of it LGBTQ folks may be looking for, and engagement techniques that can help build trust and reassurance for your LGBTQ clients.


  • Define the meaning of “Safety” within the context of LGBTQ patient care.
  • Apply the intention of creating safety to developing welcoming clinical environments, forms, initial interactions, and therapeutic engagement approaches that are effective for LGBTQ clients.
  • Identify 3 specific actions you can take to communicate a warm welcome to LGBTQ clients and their families from pre-visit encounters through service termination.

Learn more and register here.