Do You Really See Me? How Trauma and Marginalization Influence Social Cognitions and High-Risk Addictive Behavior in the LGBTQ+ Community
Katherine Clemens, LICSW
A history of marginalization, high-risk addictive behavior and trauma undeniably impact a person’s social cognitions. This talk, which will focus specifically on the LGBTQ+ population, will explore the importance of IDDT and other contextual models when working with highly marginalized clients who engage in risky behaviors. Adaptive environmental responses and their influence on social cognitions and behaviors will also be explored with the aim of increasing our ability to mentalize and empathize with marginalized populations.
- Participants will be able to discern how social cognitions such as empathy and theory of mind develop within environmental contexts.
- Participants will gain an understanding of why rates of high-risk substance use and other risky behaviors are so high amongst the LGBTQ+ population.
- Participants will learn about the importance of contextual models when working with marginalized high-risk populations.
- Participants will improve their ability to effectively mentalize and cultivate empathy for marginalized populations.
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