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While Queer-Competent providers may or may not be LGTBQ+ themselves, they do possess extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community or have made it their clinical specialty.
Queer-Competent providers integrate minority stress and resilience factors into their treatment, addressing both barriers to treatment and areas in which patients are thriving.
Queer-Competent providers have an unconditional, positive regard and support for their patients’ gender identities and sexual orientations.
Queer-competent providers incorporate building LGBTQ+ community support systems, as well as positive identity-related activities and growth, as part of treatment.