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Depathologizing Identity: Unpacking Gender Dysphoria
Recorded on September 15, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
1.5 CE Hours
Clinical, Cultural Competency
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Description

Transgender individuals are navigating increased visibility while subjugating to enhanced scrutiny over their bodies and autonomy. While many adolescents are coming out earlier and living their authentic lives confidently, many still struggle to find secure housing, gain and maintain employment, have family support, and maintain safety. Due to societal stigma, lack of resources, and/ or transphobia, many clients struggle with multiple mental health diagnoses, making it challenging to navigate and thrive in their lives. Lack of provider training and clinical awareness of gender dysphoria often contributes to transgender clients being diagnosed and labeled with pathologies they do not have while undermining and ignoring their gender dysphoria symptoms. This workshop will provide vital education for mental health providers on navigating the complex biopsychosocial profiles of gender-diverse individuals.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 mental health outcomes often associated with gender and sexual minority individuals

  • Utilize a complete biopsychosocial assessment when working with gender-diverse folks

  • Describe 2 common diagnoses and rationales often given to gender-diverse young adults by mental health providers.

CE Details
Introductory
Clinical
Cultural Competency

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This presentation has been approved for 1.5 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by Ascendant New York. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Beck Gee-Cohen, CADC-II

Beck is a master’s level clinician with an undergraduate degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Gender & Sexuality and a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling. Over more than a decade, Beck has trained numerous facilities on LGBTQ+ best practices, has been a keynote and presenter at many conferences around the globe, and has facilitated workshops about LGBTQ+, trauma, adolescents, gender, and sexuality. Beck is the Director of LGBTQ+ Programming at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. This program at Visions is for those in the community, those who are questioning, and their families. Alongside the already dynamic team at Visions, young LGBTQ+ people and their families will find a space that serves their specific needs regarding healing and thriving.

Jordan Held, LCSW

Jordan Held, LCSW, is a Primary Therapist and Gender Specialist at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. Prior to Visions, Jordan was a Therapist and Intake Coordinator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Center for Transyouth Health and Development, the largest trans youth health clinic in the USA. Jordan’s mental health practice centers around creating a trauma-informed and healing-centered space for adolescents and their families. Jordan’s expertise is working with gender and sexual minority youth with complex histories of PTSD and trauma. Jordan speaks internationally about creating and supporting affirmative LGBTQ+ environments, emphasizing informed consent and enhanced family communication. As a queer-identified, transgender man, Jordan brings an important dual perspective to his work as a mental health provider.

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