LGBTIQ+ Family Matters

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LGBTIQ+ Family Matters is about working respectfully with LGBTIQ+ people and their family members to promote and sustain relational health.

Backed by research and guided by people with lived experience, this course has been created to support LGBTIQ+ people and their families navigate times of stress and pressure – with a view to improving support networks, and the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people. It is designed to help practitioners understand the unique needs of LGBTIQ+ people and properly engage family support – by way of understanding important terminology, history and culture, the experience of minority stress and potential trauma, and the need for support when there is relational pressure around sexuality or gender in the family.

LGBTIQ+ Family Matters is based at The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University and was produced in collaboration with Thorne Harbour Health.


Key facts

Course category
The Bouverie Centre
Option 1 Online (start anytime) 3-months' accessOnline (On demand)
4 hours
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certificate of Completion

On completion of LGBTIQ+ Family Matters, you will have an understanding of:

  • Working respectfully with LGBTIQ+ people and their families
  • Engaging LGBTIQ+ people and their families at an organisational level
  • Conducting successful family meetings with LGBTIQ+ people and their families

Course modules:

Module 1: Introduction, course rationale and underlying research

Module 2: Working in a culturally safe way with LGBTIQ+ individuals

Module 3: Working in a culturally safe way with an LGBTIQ+ individual's family members

Module 4: Family work with an LGBTIQ+ lens

These modules provide a framework for family therapists to address the unique personal and relational challenges faced by those in the community and improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved. Upon completion, practitioners will be able to create a safe, non-judgemental environment for families to meet, while also advocating for the LGBTIQ+ person.

Relevant audience

This course is suitable for health care and allied health practitioners, supervisors, and managers from a diversity of disciplines and settings.

Contact The Bouverie Centre

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You can browse our list of professional development courses and workshops here and see what is coming up on our calendar here.

Terms & Conditions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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