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Belonging, The Opposite of Fitting In - Gender in Action

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Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

8777 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Ashley Addiction Treatment, Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, Caron Treatment Centers, Tranquilty Woods, Serenity Acres, Sandstone Care, Newport Academy and Encore Recovery Solutions Present:

Belonging, The Opposite of Fitting In- Gender in Action: Presented by Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC

More people are feeling safer coming out as transgender than ever before. We are seeing more transgender clients in treatment than ever. So what do we do? When a client informs us they would like to transition or are in the midst of transitioning when they come to treatment, we may freeze. We may not know what to do and we may need help. This session is geared toward cisgender clinicians who may be working with transgender clients or will be working with transgender clients in the future (which is everyone). This session will be experiential in nature, will give clinicians a better understanding of themselves as it relates to their transgender clients, and will offer helpful hints to be more prepared and comfortable working with the trans population. If you are ready and willing to get up and experience gender, clinical work and your own bias, then this is the session for you.

2 CEU's approved by The Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.

Full breakfast and refreshments will be provided

8-9 am Registration, Networking and Breakfast

9-11 am Presentation

11-12 pm Networking & Departure

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BECK GEE-COHEN, MA, LADC
Beck resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has over 13 years of personal recovery and continues to address concerns of equality and acceptance of LGBTQ+ in recovery, educational, and mental health communities. Beck’s master’s degree is in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School. Beck has facilitated workshops and addressed audiences internationally at various conferences regarding advocacy, trauma, recovery, and adolescents specifically involving LGBTQ+ communities. Today he continues to train clinicians and facility staff on LGBTQ+ issues, helps facilities establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, and provides program development for facilities that want to expand their services to LGBTQ+ populations. He helps institutions through his company, BGC Consulting. He also works with LGBTQ+ identified young people and their families to help navigate educational institutions and treatment settings as an associate consultant at The Romeyn Collective.


Parking: The Sheraton has offered a discounted rate of $5.00 per vehicle on the day of the event for parking.

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