Gender Diversity Level III - Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

ID: 5356WEB

It is highly recommended to take this training only after taking Gender Diversity Level II - Overview of a Model for Assessment and Treatment.

This training utilizes specific learning about sub-types of gender dysphoria and other relevant experiences common to transgender clients presented in the Level II webinar to inform Dr. Sasso's treatment model. The model is based on Dr. Sasso's work with the transgender population across the lifespan, using an in-depth assessment of gender dysphoria, expanded developmental history, and assessment of internal gender distress as well as environmental stressors to inform treatment decisions. This webinar provides in-depth case examples of clients of varying ages with diverse gender-related treatment needs. It covers differential diagnosis between primary mental health conditions, impacts of minority stress, and gender dysphoria and discusses the need and process for frequent re-assessment. It provides examples of working with clients with more than one source of minority stress (intersectional identities), working with a medical care team, as well as with families of transgender youth and young adults.

This webinar is the final of a 3-part series.

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: Del Sasso, PsyD
Date: Friday, August 16, 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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