The JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) Training Institute presents:
Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming (TGNC) clients
(3 continuing education credits)
Michael L. Hendricks, Ph.D., ABPP
May 2, 9:00 AM-12:15 PM
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.
Participants will learn:
1. To identify the professional standards, competencies, and guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients
2. To describe three frameworks that support TGNC-affirmative care
3. To articulate three challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and two opportunities for advocacy for TGNC clients
4. To explain reasons 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 inidividuals. In 2015, he was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his work. A primary focus of his clinical practice involves work with TGNC adolescents and adults.
This is a training for mental health professionals, and other health professionals.
CE Credits: Eligible for 3 CE credits
In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.
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