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7 Days a Week:
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


After successfully completing this program, LIFT certified clinicians will:

  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to identify family rejecting behaviors that manifest when conflicts arise around a child’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • Have an enhanced foundational understanding of LGBTQ identities and experiences—particularly those of LGBTQ young people navigating family rejecting behaviors—as well as challenges that LGBTQ young people face when attempting to access affirming family therapy services.
  • Gain a working familiarity with ACS’s commitment to provide knowledgeable and affirming services, and the related requirements for ensuring that LGBTQ young people are welcomed and affirmed within ACS’s family therapy programs.
  • Be capable of implementing individual best practices and organizational strategies in compliance with New York City’s Human Rights Act (and relevant ACS LGBTQ specific policies where applicable), which will help increase the success of services provided to LGBTQ young people and their families.
  • Experience a personal increase in acceptance of LGBTQ people, and a professional increase in understanding their role in ensuring that LGBTQ young people are welcomed, affirmed and receive necessary family therapy services.
  • Receive a certificate of completion, CE credits (54 hours), access to a closed virtual support group with fellow graduates offering peer-to-peer support, technical assistance from The Center.
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