Queer Affirming Therapist Guild

Trauma Informed Assessment of LGBTQ+ Youth

  • 10 Jan 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • online sychronous, via Zoom


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Trauma Informed Assessment of LGBTQ+ Youth


1.5 CEUs

LGBTQ and gender-expansive youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. Trauma informed knowledge, skills, and resources are necessary to capture a full picture of what a LGBTQ youth might be experiencing. This workshop will introduce learners to the principles of trauma informed care, and the realities of trauma within this community. Affirming tools for clinicians to assess trauma experiences in youth will be shared and clinical recommendations for effective and sensitive practice will be presented. Learners will engage in more trauma informed practices with LGBTQ and gender expansive youth and feel more confident in supporting this community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline trauma-informed care principles applied to LGBTQ and gender expansive youth trauma assessment
  • Employ clinical assessment approaches to incorporate the Screening for the Intersection of Trauma with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) assessment tool with youth and caregivers
  • Reflect on experiences of completing the SO/GI screener in order to better inform individual and organizational practice


Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has held clinical positions as an outpatient and in-home therapist and clinical supervisor. Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work for 10 years at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare and a Field Liaison and Field Instructor. She has also held administrative positions as a program Director and Coordinator. Diane is a frequent local and national trainer on a wide variety of mental health and workplace development topics with clinicians and corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians, employees, and leaders. For fun, Diane loves to spoil her four Dachshunds and rock out to 80’s music.

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