Time: Can be adjusted in length from 2-5 hours. Minimum of 2.5 hours is preferable.
Audience: Mental health providers, counselors, therapists, case managers and others in therapeutic or advocacy roles.
AV equipment: LCD projector, Lavalier microphone if more than 40 participants; flip chart.
Materials are provided to sponsoring organizations to obtain CE accreditation in your local area.
As the visibility and activism of transgender and gender-variant people has grown, providers need to increase their understanding of basic issues related to the transgender experience. Further, counseling centers and individual providers are increasingly seeing transgender patients, but are often unsure about best practices and basic clinical information.
This workshop will provide basic information about transgender issues and present strategies, standards of care, and resources for incorporating appropriate, effective support in the therapeutic or advocate relationship. While still underrepresented in scholarly research, there are standards of care and practice ni place to guide providers who are becoming more exposed to transgender issues.
The presenter is a member of the transgender community as well as a seasoned trainer who has presented on transgender awareness and health topics nationally for the past nine years.
At the end of the presentation, providers in attendance will: