Risk and Protective Factors for Depression among LGBQ Youth (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs.
Course By: Michael Parent, PhD
Content By: Hall, W. J. (2018). Psychosocial risk and protective factors for depression among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer youth: A systematic review. Journal of Homosexuality, 65, 263-316. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1317467
Course Description: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) youth have higher rates of depression and suicidality than their heterosexual peers. Minority stress theory posits that LGBQ individuals experience typical stressors as well as stressors unique to their sexual orientation. A review of 35 studies on depression among LGBQ youth published since 2000 was conducted. Internalized LGBQ-related oppression, bullying, and experiencing harassment and discrimination were prominent risk factors for depression. Self-esteem and friend support were protective factors against depression. The authors note the importance of addressing the mental health of LGBQ youth. Future research may investigate risk and protective factors for depression using more advanced methodology such as longitudinal designs, and investigate within-group differences within LGBQ youth.
- List sexual orientation disparities in depression and suicide rates for LGBQ youth
- List the primary components of minority stress theory
- Identify 3 major risk and protective factors for depression among LGBQ youth
- Read and understand Psychosocial risk and protective factors for depression among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer youth: A systematic review.
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives.
- Review depression-related disparities by sexual orientation among youth, the key components of the minority stress model, and protective and risk factors for depression among LGBQ youth.
- Complete the post-test questions. Recall that answers should be based on the referenced article.
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to understand the risk and protective factors for depression among LGBQ youth.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|