This course is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals, families, and communities. Using an intersectional, social justice, & biopsychosocial ecological approach, a variety of perspectives (including historical, political, sociological, psychological, etc.) are examined to assist students in understanding the complexity and dynamics of the person-in-environment perspective when working with LGBTQIA individuals. Through readings, in-class discussions and exercises, and critical reflections, we explore power and privilege; the intersections of LGBTQIA identities with other systems of oppression such as racism, genderism, classism, and ageism; trauma; and healing.
Intersectional Approaches to Social Work with LGBTQIA Individuals and Communities
Courses are subject to change at any time. Please check mySSA for the quarters, days, and times that courses will be held, as well as room numbers.