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Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Clients

Michael L. Hendricks, Ph.D., ABPP

Friday April 20, 2018, 8:45-12 noon

3 Category I CEUs

This training is for mental health professionals.




In this continuing education presentation, Dr. Hendricks discusses mental health practice with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients beyond a Trans 101 introductory perspective. He discusses the typical issues TGNC clients present with, in addition to the accompanying challenges and opportunities in mental health practice with TGNC people. Special emphasis on case examples and strategies clinicians may use to advocate on behalf of their patients/clients are also included. Assessment of internalized transprejudice and lifespan concerns, as well as participants’ own construct of gender are also addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to identify the professional standards, competencies, and guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe 3 frameworks that support TGNC-affirmative care.
  3. Attendees will be able to articulate 3 challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and 2 opportunities for advocacy for TGNC clients.
  4. Attendees will be able to explain reasons and processes for engaging in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care with TGNC patients/clients.

Dr. Michael L. Hendricks is a clinical psychologist in private practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C., in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past president of APA’s Division 44 (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), and of Section VII (Clinical Emergencies and Crises) of APA’s Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology). He served on the APA Task Force that developed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. He has conducted research with TGNC people and is the lead author on the seminal paper on the minority stress model for transgender individuals. In 2015, he was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his work on minority stress and suicide risk among TGNC individuals. He currently represents Division 44 on the APA Council of Representatives. A primary focus of his clinical practice involves work with TGNC adolescents and adults.



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Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

Cancellation policy: Refunds for cancellations are provided if notified 5 days prior to the training date.

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