Face-to-face and online LGBTQ+ training for Gender Identity

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD
Gender Identity+1 More
Face-to-face and online LGBTQ+ training - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The overall aims of the 5-year University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) Core Research Project are to identify, refine, implement, evaluate, translate, disseminate, and communicate approaches and tools that can be used to improve the competency of mental health care for LGBT persons which is a social determinant of LGBT health disparities. The UMD-PRC research team, in collaboration with the community advisory board (CAB), have identified 5 evidence based resources (Tools) to improve health care competency with sexual and gender minority populations (lesbian/gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] people). The UMD-PRC will use the Sexual and Gender Diversity Learning Community (SGDLC) program (Strategy) and these tools along with technical assistance (TA) to improve LGBT mental health care. The following hypothesis will be tested. The study intervention group will show an increase in a) organization-level LGBT-friendly policies and environment as observed by the researchers and b) LGBT competent clinician practice assessed through clinician self-reported preparedness, awareness, and knowledge as well as referral for co-occurring client health needs; client-reported satisfaction with therapy and health literacy; and research team assessment of clinician performance providing consultation to a standardized LGBT patient actor.

Eligible Conditions

  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Within 30 days after therapist completion of the intervention, an average of 6 months after enrollment.

Month 6
Virtual Simulated Client Skill Assessment

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Face-to-face and online LGBTQ training+
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

600 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Face-to-face and online LGBTQ+ training · No Placebo Group · N/A

Face-to-face and online LGBTQ training+
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Face-to-face and online LGBTQ+ training · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: within 30 days after therapist completion of the intervention, an average of 6 months after enrollment.
Closest Location: University of Maryland School of Public Health · College Park, MD
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2018First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Gender Identity
4 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Maryland, College ParkLead Sponsor
138 Previous Clinical Trials
39,557 Total Patients Enrolled
Bradley BoekelooPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Maryland

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.