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Adaptation of Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Sarah E. Valentine, PhD
Assistant Professor • Director, Program of Research in Implementation Science, Minority Stress, and Mental Health • Department of Psychiatry • Boston University School of Medicine

Kelly Harper, PhD
Clinical Psychologist • Behavioral Science Division • National Center for PTSD • VA Boston Health Care System

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to assess, conceptualize, and treat PTSD in sexual and gender minority populations
  • Describe overlaps and distinctions between minority stress and traumatic stress
  • Be able to identify gaps in the empirical literature on this topic
  • Apply cognitive behavioral tools to address trauma and identity-related distress
  • Be able to list three ways to adapt PTSD interventions for sexual and gender minority youth


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and therapists who participate in this activity.

Event Details

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