Clinical Practice With Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients

By Eric D. Hartman
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

Developed in collaboration with social workers Eric D. Hartman and Jerrold R. Brandell, Clinical Practice with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients helps participants better understand and provide competent, compassionate treatment to LGB individuals.
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  • Self-Paced
  • 1.5 Credits
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

During this self-study training session, you will learn how to:

• Identify significant historic sociopolitical events that have impacted lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals in the United States.
• Describe the heterosexist cultural context in which LGB individuals experience same-sex desire.
• Describe historic and contemporary methodologies for treating LGB individuals in clinical social work practice.
• Explain how to use a phenomenological approach with LGB clients and focus on their individual lived experience in clinical social work practice.

You will earn 1.5 credits by completing this course.

Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Eric D. Hartman, D.S.W., LCSW trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York City and worked with homeless LGBTQ youth at the Ali Forney Center for seven years prior to opening a full-time private practice.

Jerrold R. Brandell
is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.

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