LGBTQ+ Identity Management on Social Media (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical psychologists, Counselors, and MFTs
Course By: Jeremy Meyers, Esq. & Kristin Ceppaluni, LMHC, NCC
Content By: Talbot, C. V., Talbot, A., Roe, D. J., & Briggs, P. (2020). The management of LGBTQ+ identities on social media: A student perspective. New Media & Society.
Course Description: Can and should social media be used to form a person’s identity? College is a time of growth and self-discovery. Social media usage at colleges and universities is ubiquitous. Social media is used to make connections, stay in touch with family and friends, and stay current with the news. This study focuses on sixteen lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other non-heterosexual and gender diverse identities (LGBTQ+) university students and the impact that social media has on their identities.
- Identify and differentiate the positives and negatives associated with social media use and an individual’s identity
- Summarize and evaluate the four main study themes
- Consider whether social media platforms are effective for people who are expressing and forming their identities
- Read and understand The management of LGBTQ+ identities on social media: A student perspective
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider how social media impacts individuals’ identities in the LGBTQ+ community
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the impact that social media has on identity