Understand the Trans/Nonbinary Experience & Providing Affirming Care

ID: 5365WEB

Many transgender and non-binary people struggle to find therapists that are affirming of their identities, and even clinicians that are well meaning often have to be educated by their clients when it comes to their gender identities. This webinar is designed to facilitate consciousness-raising and depth of self-awareness of how gender socialization impacts and informs the therapeutic lens and therapeutic relationship. Participants will have opportunities for small group discussions and self-reflective activities to facilitate a depth of personal and professional understanding of how themes of gender inform clinical conceptualizations. Participants will also gain a foundational understanding of the lived experience of transgender and non-binary individuals, as well as core current affirmative language and terminology to use with gender-expansive individuals and groups.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 1.5 Clinical, 1.5 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Katherine Glick, MEd, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CMH
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize areas of vulnerability or marginalization for transgender and non-binary clients
  • Explain their lived experiences and socializations of gender identity and sexuality, and describe how these experiences may influence their treatment of gender-diverse clients.
  • Describe in detail how the lived experience of gender-variant clients differs from cisgender individuals, including the impact of marginalization and oppression.
  • Explain five current and affirmative terms that pertain to the trans and nonbinary communities.

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome/Introduction
    10:10 am Motivations for this topic, imperative for training for professionals
    10:30 am Competency and confidence- self assessment poll and discussion Lecture: Schemas, socializations around gender
    11:00 am Breakout room discussion of socialization experiences; Large group discussion: impact of socialization on clinical work
    11:30 am Lecture- a move away from pathology-based lenses to those of intersectionality Lecture: gender and sexuality current terminology and explanation
    12:00 pm Lecture/discussion- best practices with names, pronouns, and creating an affirming therapeutic environment; Visualization experience- cisgender privilege
    12:30 pm Videos and reflective journaling- lived experiences of trans and nonbinary people Breakout room- video reflections, future impact on clinical work Best practices for gender and sexuality- affirming approaches in the therapy room
    12:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Katherine Glick, MEd, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CMHIMP is a licensed therapist and the founder of Personal Evolution LLC, a holistic psychotherapy, health coaching, and consulting practice. Her professional background includes 13 years of working in clinical mental health and addiction treatment, including holding various positions of dual diagnosis specialist, clinical supervisor, clinical director, and administrator. Her specialties in her clinical practice include integrative medicine approaches to treating anxiety, OCD, and other clinical issues, as well as affirmative approaches to sexual and relational identities.

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