Gender Diversity Level I - An Introduction

ID: 5371WEB

How can I keep track of the many types of gender identity terms and experiences out there? What are the best ways to talk to clients about gender identity? How do I know what I don't know about gender diversity? This webinar is intended to give an in-depth overview of the basics of gender diversity for clinicians. It covers the many different aspects that make up a person's experience of gender, including identity, gender expression/presentation, gender role, and biological sex, and provides a model that can be utilized with clients to explore their own identities. The webinar covers a variety of gender identities and the best language to use when talking about them, as well as explaining the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation. We will discuss what we do and don't know about how transgender identities occur as a basis for a gender-affirming model of care. A model that understands the experience of gender as internal and separate from one's biology. Finally, we will discuss important considerations for culturally affirming care of transgender and other gender diverse clients and how clinicians can prepare for this work and consider both the challenges and rewards of working with the transgender population.

This webinar is the first of a 3-part series presented by Stephanie "Del" Sasso, PyD.
Part II: Thursday, November 30, 2023, Gender Diversity Level II - Overview of a Model for Assessment and Treatment, 1pm to 4pm.
Part III: Friday, December 8, 2023 Gender Diversity Level III - Treatment of Gender 1pm to 4pm.
Learners are recommended to take Level I and Level II or has a strong subject knowledge in this area, before attending Level III.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 1.0 Clinical, 2.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Stephanie Sasso, PsyD
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

Del Sasso (they/them pronouns) is a Queer and Genderqueer Clinical Psychologist (licensed in New Jersey as Stephanie Sasso, PsyD), specializing in affirming treatment and cultural competence with gender expansive individuals. Del’s practice, RISE Psychological Services (Relationships, Identity, Sexuality, Empowerment), was created as a safe space for sex and gender diverse peoples' mental health services. Del has developed a specialty treating transgender people across the lifespan, and is often sought out as an expert by mental health and medical professionals for training with this population. Del has extensive speaking and consulting experience in K-12 and college-level educational settings, in legal and business arenas, and in community settings.

Del co-authored Parents in Transition, a chapter in Families in Transition: Parenting Gender Diverse Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults, Edited by Arlene Lev and Andrew Gottlieb. Del is also a trans rights and racial justice activist, including through their music as the protest singer-songwriter Delphyne.

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