LGBTQ+ and Mindfulness

Kurt Oster, LBS, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCTP, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD)RPT™


LGBTQ+ and Mindfulness $59

This 2-hour training will assist play therapists and mental health practitioners through a mindfulness-based and cultural humility-based lens to work with individuals and families in the
LGBTQ community. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the Sexual Orientation,
Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) of individuals and families and their intersectional
identities in their cultural systems as they apply to play therapy intervention, skills, and

Through a mindfulness-based approach, this training will examine culturally sensitive
language, gender-affirming practices and strategies, play therapy interventions, and the
interplay of the therapeutic powers of play. Participants will learn relevant mindfulness play
therapy interventions that can be applied in the playroom as they relate to LGBTQ+ Clients.

Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze and describe, through the lens of play, two social, emotional, and psychological impacts of LGBTQ+ children and adolescents' development and daily lives.
  • Demonstrate nine affirmative play dynamics specific to LGBTQ+ clients and their families and incorporate three powers of play and clinical considerations into treatment.
  • Explain two values and benefits of affirmative approaches in home, school, and community-based resources to help families and caregivers support and affirm LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Describe five mindfulness-based approaches when working with LGBTQ+ children ad adolescents.

Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD)


Mr. Oster, LBS, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCTP, BCD, RPT™ is an author, clinical social worker, educator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian who devotes his time to presenting throughout the international community on essential topics such as youth civic engagement, LGBTQ+ mental health, disaster preparedness, and emergency management. As the CEO of VonOstir Innovation Services, LLC, his practice serves children, adolescents, young adults, and their families who are LGBTQ+, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Neurodivergent, or working through Trauma. He is a Licensed Behavioral Specialist (LBS)-PA and a triple Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)- States of AL, FL, & TX. He is also a  Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD), and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT)™. He holds advanced certifications in ADHD, Autism, Trauma, and Integrative Mental Health Practice. Mr. Oster has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Urban Studies from Rutgers University, a Master in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania, and several other graduate degrees.

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Previously Recorded Training

Wonders Counseling Services, LLC is an Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider 12-321.

Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute, LLC is a subsidiary of Wonders Counseling Services, LLC.

Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7421.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for graduate-level pre-licensed and licensed mental health professionals for continuing education purposes.

Access to Course and Materials:

Upon purchase you will have access to any handouts for download and video recording of the course presentation. You will have access to the course material for one year from time of purchase.

Evaluations, Post-test, and Certificates: 

Registrants must submit an evaluation and complete post-test upon course conclusion. Participants must complete and submit both evaluation and post-test with an 80% passing grade within 24 hours of course completion in order to receive CEs and certificate of completion.


Refund Policy:

There are no refunds due to the immediately consumable nature of the content.

Financial Declaration:

The presenter is compensated for this training, and the content created and presented may be recorded and later available for purchase from which the presenter will receive financial gains. The presenter has no conflict of interest.

Privacy of Participants: 

The privacy of all participants assuredly will be maintained from registration through receipt of certificate of completion. 

Policy for Complaints: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the quality of this course or any other issue related to this training institute, please email us at and we will respond within 24 business hours.

Non-discrimination Policy:

Wonders Counseling Services, LLC and Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute do not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity on the basis of gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, organizational membership, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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