Why you'll love this course

This panel of advocates shows their deep passion for the field. Listen to state of the art information about the profession of psychotherapy, in bite-sized pieces.

Course description

This panel of advocates addresses key elements of the modern profession of psychotherapy. Topics include your individual impact on the larger profession, navigating your prelicensed years, minority mental health, working with LGBTQ populations, and raising your voice as an activist therapist. The course concludes with a discussion involving audience questions for all five presenters.

1.5 Hours CE. Video Format.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three key practices necessary for working with minority populations

  • Differentiate between being LGBTQ-friendly and being LGBTQ-informed

  • Define at least one advocacy issue where they are interested in having an impact


Each presenter speaks for approximately 15 minutes, followed by a panel discussion with all presenters.

  • Robin Andersen, LMFT: Saving Psychotherapy
  • Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, LMFT: Navigating the Prelicensed Years
  • Patrice Douglas, LMFT: Creating an LGBTQ Affirming Practice 
  • James Guay, LMFT: Counseling Minority Groups
  • Heather Walker Janz, LMFT: Using Your Voice as an Activity Therapist

Additional Information

Format & Length:

Video format; Total running time 95 minutes

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend

Graduate students, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists. 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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NAADAC Approval Status:

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.