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Transformations, Transitions and Transparency: An Exploration of Gender Id...

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Columbia School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Avenue

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Transformations, Transitions and Transparency: An Exploration of Gender Identity and Expression

6.5 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers

$250 single; $200 each for 5 or more

Alumni will receive a $50 discount. Please email swope@columbia.edu for the promotional code. Your email should contain your name and the year you graduated.

*Open to the public


From media coverage of transgender celebrities to national discussions of rights for transgender people, transgender and gender non-conforming identities and experiences are more visible than ever. However, visibility doesn’t always equate to inclusion and equity. There is still much to be done and much that social workers can do. Regardless of specialization or area of practice, social workers ought to understand the dynamics of gender, gender identity and expression in order to further assist the transgender community. Because people are at varying stages of the transgender spectrum (from curiosity to exploration to gender reassignment/confirmation), social workers across settings and practices will find themselves working with this community and so should be prepared for their evolving needs. This training is designed to provide information about trans-identities and help attendees develop skills to provide support, treatment and advocacy that is trans-affirming, inclusive and prevents retraumatization.

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Through lecture, discussion, case studies and group work, participants will learn the dynamics of gender identity and expression in order to provide affirming, inclusive services.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation

  • Identify the various trans identities

  • Describe health issues relating to transgender persons

  • Describe the gender confirmation surgery process

  • Implement affirming communication and behaviors with Trans clients

  • Identify issues currently facing the Trans


Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of JenTex Training & Consulting. JenTex is a professional development firm focused on continuing education and professional development for social workers, mental health professionals and human service organizations. Dawn brings over two-decades of experience in human services with expertise in supervision/management and clinical practice. Additionally as a Queer-identified social worker, one of her clinical specializations is LGBTQ mental and emotional health. She has designed and delivered workshops to professionals throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate emotional wellness workshops and LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion consulting.

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Continuing Education Contact Hours Information

6.5 contact hours will be awarded for NYS, NJ and CT licensed social workers. Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email swope@columbia.edu. In order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the entire workshop. Certificates will be emailed within 30 days of the workshop. CSSW is an approved NYSED provider for continuing education contact hours and a CSWE accredited institution.

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.


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