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Kaiser SSF Psychiatry Grand Rounds 12-17-15

LGBT Case Scenarios: An Experiential Learning Perspective  
This presentation was given as part of the grand rounds series at Kaiser SSF Department of Psychiatry.
The presentation consisted of reviewing LGBT clinical case scenarios through small breakout groups, which allowed an experiential learning perspective. After discussing a particular case as a smaller group, the group would present the case to the whole audience with Dr Holt as the facilitator.
The audience consisted of 30 mental health professionals.
Audience feedback/ impact/ things learned from 12-17-15 presentation: 
Informative, well presented and helpful presentation. Impact: Increased attentiveness to the individual's need and identity; and to hold back assumptions.-58 y/o M psychologist
Very helpful and informative. I will continue to keep being mindful and putting patient's perspective in mind.-44 y/o F MFT
The vignettes were relevant! Good examples of the different subsets of the LGBT population. I learned how to address LGBT patients. I am certainly sensitized to the issues confronting the LGBT community.-64 y/o F SW 
Thanks for bringing a great topic and opening up the conversation. Impact: It always increases my sensitivity to others and patients when I think about scenarios & struggles of others.-57 y/o F therapist  
All vignettes were very pertinent and useful. This was a great presentation that helped me review my understanding of LGBTQ issues. This presentation will help me deepen my empathy for LGBTQ peoples' experiences.-43 y/o F psychologist
Great presentation. Great format. I learned to use open-ended questions; proceed with compassion; and let them be the expert of their gender.-44 y/o M psychologist
Very informative talk. I learned sex is the body from gender is the mind - great distinction. Case vignettes were very useful. Impact: More open ended questions; sensitivity regarding my own assumptions and impact on patients.-40 y/o F psychologist  
Very good presentation - opens up a lot of important discussions. I learned to alert coworkers to use gender pronouns that patient prefers before patient presents to clinic. I will ask more open ended questions to all patients regarding sexual identity and preference.-54 y/o F psychologist
Very informative. I learned pansexual, being more sensitive, aware and compassionate.  Great facilitation of discussion. Great content and capturing patient history. I learned risk factors for this population.-40 y/o F MFT  
Complex issues. Expanded my knowledge. I'll be more careful with these populations.-M therapist  
Thank you. I learned medical intervention can reduce HIV risk to sexual partners. I will continue looking at identification of how patients want to be addressed.- MH provider  
Excellent and informative. I have increased sensitivity about how questions are asked. Was great to hear an updated/new version of this talk.-41 y/o F psychologist  
Great information and great discussion. Impact: Increased sensitivity, openness, exploration of possible trauma, judgement, etc.-42 y/o F therapist  
Great presentation. I learned ongoing need for training and sensitivity for high risk population.-F  
Educational and enjoyable! I learned to not make assumption and apologize if you offend. Don't be afraid to ask the patient to educate you as the clinician. Impact: To be sensitive and empathize with people who struggle to be recognized for their gender identity and sexual orientation. Use appropriate language.-48 y/o F psychologist  
Great presentation. I appreciated the format of reading the vignettes and discussing as a group. Impact: Be more comfortable with asking patients how they identify and how they would like to be referred to (pronoun, name, etc). I think that I will be more confident in that it is ok to ask and that patients will not be offended.-26 y/o F SW intern  
Great presentation! The vignette scenarios were really helpful to understand how to gain rapport with patients and gather information. I learned how to ask motivational interviewing questions; uses gender neutral terms; apologize if offend; take info on sociocultural factors; and be able to ask/encourage concerns regarding STIs or HIV.-34 y/o F SW  
Great examples. Wonderful to do this with our colleagues. A reminder of open ended questions, not labeling, not assuming, and the possibility of repairing mistakes by apologizing.-49 y/o F psychologist  
Excellent. The vignettes were very rich and the experiential learning activity kept the presentation engaging. I learned sensitivity in respecting how a person is being treated by other people based on gender/sex assumptions.-F psychologist 
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