Gender Diversity Level I: An Introduction

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.

This webinar does not have any offerings for this semester.