in partnership with
Advanced Sexual Identity & Gender Identity
When: November 3-5, 2023
Where/How: Live in-person at the Sexual Wholeness classroom in Dallas, TX
And Live Online (link will be sent after registration)
Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse is the Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, where he teaches in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and directs the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute. Dr. Yarhouse is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is currently the chair of the task force on LGBTQ+ issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association (APA). In 2015 and 2023, Dr. Yarhouse served on an APA consensus panel to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on services to minors, specifically sexual minority and gender diverse youth. He is author or co-author of several books and peer-reviewed journal articles on the intersection of religious and sexual and/or gender identity.
This advanced course focuses on an intermediate and advanced understanding of the topics of sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender identity. It considers theological, biological, and sociocultural perspectives on sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender identity, as well as clinical and applied perspectives with a focus on assessment and intervention when clients present with conflicts between their sexual or gender identity and religious identity.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Friday, November 3, 2023: 8:30am-6:30pm (CST)
Saturday, November 4, 2023: 8:30am-6:30pm (CST)
Sunday, November 5, 2023: 8:30am-4:30pm (CST)
Basic Topic Schedule
|Day 1||Introduction to Course & Instructor(s)
Three explanatory frameworks
Research on sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender identity and dysphoria
Professional/ethical issues in care for sexual minorities and gender diverse persons/youth
|Day 2||Narrative SIT Model for sexual and religious identity conflicts
GRIT Model for gender and religious identity conflicts
|Day 3||Working with mixed orientation couples
Working with youth and parents
Microminoritizations and the future of care for youth
Continuing Education: 22 CE credits awarded.
Workshop Level: Advanced (Introduction to Human Sexuality and Foundations of Sex Therapy are required pre-requisites for this course).
Target Audience: Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, and Graduate Students
|Professional Students taking the course toward ABCST Sex Therapy Certification on a Pass-Fail basis
(Completion of all reading and assignments are required in order to receive CE credits).
|Alumni retaking the course as a refresher.|
|Richmont Tuition Rates
|Students from other universities who are taking the course and need the credits to appear on their official transcripts at another university, please contact Dr. Gary Barnes, ISW director (email@example.com)|
For registration and continuing education questions, please contact ContinuingEd@richmont.edu.
For course questions, please contact Cory Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refund policy: In order to receive a full refund, requests must be made prior to October 27, 2023.
There is no known commercial support for this program.
Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.