Gender Diversity Level II: Overview of a Model for Assessment and Treatment

ID: 5372WEB

This program is the second in a series, and is recommended (but not required) after taking the Introduction to Gender Diversity webinar (#5371WEB) for those who do not have a strong basis or prior in-depth understanding of gender identity.

It will bring participants beyond considerations of gender identity to begin developing a deep sense of gender dysphoria; the primary distress impacting the mental health and wellbeing of those who choose to undergo social and/or medical gender transition, and the primary reason gender diverse individuals seek gender-related mental healthcare. It will explore the experience of dysphoria in depth, as well as the opposing experience of gender euphoria. It will then cover how these concepts can be explored with clients to not only assess dysphoria clinically, but develop a targeted treatment plan based on different types of dysphoric experiences. It highlights a number of areas in which the treatment of gender dysphoria differs from traditional psychotherapy practice, requiring systemic interventions on a number of levels, and coordination of care between a variety of providers. This program is perfect for those who want to take their work with gender diverse individuals to the next level, becoming a nuanced, skilled evaluator, prepared to develop individualized treatment plans for these individuals, and for those who want to develop strong assessment skills before embarking on working with this population.

This webinar is the second of a 3-part series presented by Stephanie Sasso, PyD.
Level III: Friday, August 16, 2024, 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): 2.0 Clinical, 1.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Stephanie Sasso, PsyD
Date: Friday, August 9, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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