Comprehensive Care of Gender Non-Conforming Children, Transgender Youth and Young Adults; a 2-Day educational symposium for professionals
Gender dysphoria is best understood as the ongoing distress about the incongruence between ones assigned sex and ones internal gender identity. This ongoing distress frequently results in impairment of function. In order to help alleviate this distress, many transgender youth require physical changes to their bodies in order to bring them into closer alignment with their internal gender identity. Unfortunately, access to competent mental health and medical care for those youth desiring gender transition is still extremely rare, and often inadequate in most places around the United States. This program is a comprehensive, two day symposium designed for professionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth and young adults. While primarily didactic in presentation, this symposium also includes case studies, and audience activities designed to highlight the challenges of caring for this population, and improve understanding of their needs.
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. As a transgender man and mental health provider, Aydin brings a dual perspective into his work. He has spoken around the country for the past two decades about the importance of rights for gender non-conforming and transgender and individuals, with emphasis on identifying and acknowledging domains of privilege.
Darlene Tando is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in San Diego. She has been working with transgender clients since 2006, and the majority of her practice is dedicated to working with gender expansive/transgender youth and adults. Darlene believes the individual is the expert on ones own gender identity. For more information about her work in the gender field, please visit her blog at www.darlenetandogenderblog.com. Darlene also authored the book The Conscious Parents Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing your Childs Authentic Self.
With Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy
Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, has been providing medical intervention for gender non-conforming and transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones for the past nine years, and is considered a national expert in this area. Double Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, as well as spearheading a robust research program with transgender youth, she brings cutting edge knowledge to the field. Dr. Olson-Kennedy is the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. Dr. Olson-Kennedy has appeared frequently on national television, and spoken all over the country to educate the public about the needs of transgender youth.
Event Date: (2 days)
Friday and Saturday January 24-25, 2020
For additional information please visit www.transyouthcare.com
For those seeking continuing education credits, please see specific pricing and learning objectives:
Mental Health Professionals: 13 Continuing Education (CE) credits are available
All portions of the training must be attended to receive credit. No partial credit will be awarded. Training breaks and lunch hour will not be included in credit hours. Participants must sign-in and sign-out at the beginning and end of the day and also at the beginning and end of the lunch hour.
The presentation method for this activity will be Case Presentation with Learner Participation and Lecture with Q&A session. This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of all medical and mental health physicians. This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, and Professionalism.
Continuing education for mental health professionals:
CE's are provided by the Los Angeles Gender Center
The Los Angeles Gender Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAGC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Educational Level: Introductory- intermediate
Desired Outcomes for mental health professionals:
Goal 1. Participants will define the domains of bio psychosexual development.
Objective 1. Participants will be able to describe the differences between assigned sex at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
Goal 2. Participants will demonstrate an ability to identify gender nonconforming children (GNC).
Objective 2. Participants will be able to identify 2 possible characteristics and/or behaviors of gender nonconformity in childhood, which one might recognize when assessing a child for gender nonconformity in their clinical practice.
Goal 3. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the role of pubertal suppression medication in Pubertal GNC/youth.
Objective 3. Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of the use of puberty suppression medications in Pubertal GNC/youth. Participants will be able to identify 2 risk factors of the use of puberty suppression medications in Pubertal GNC/youth.
Goal 4. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the developmental tasks of adolescents and how these differ for transgender youth.
Objective 4. Participants will be able to identify 2 distinct struggles transgender youth may experience when compared to their cisgender peers.
Goal 5. Participants will demonstrate and ability to identify symptoms of gender dysphoria in transgender adolescents.
Objective 5. Participants will be able to identify 3 possible characteristics and/or symptoms of gender dysphoria in adolescence, which one might recognize when assessing an adolescent for gender dysphoria in their clinical practice.
Goal 6. Participants will explain the importance of early mental health and medical treatment for transgender youth.
Objective 4. Participants will be able to explain 2 qualitative reasons why early mental health treatment for GNC and transgender youth is beneficial. Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of early medical intervention for transgender youth.
Goal 7. Participants will explain tangible clinical practices for cultural competency and advocacy in office settings where care for transgender youth will be undertaken.
Objective 7. Participants will be able identify 2 ways they can improve/change their office/clinic settings to be more inclusive of the needs of GNC and transgender youth.
Goal 8. Participants will recognize cisgender privilege, and demonstrate an understanding of how it affects GNC youth.
Objective 8. Participants will be able to explain 2 examples of cisgender privilege. Participants will be able to further identify how a lack of these privileges could affect the social and emotional functioning of their GN and transgender clients.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), please call Transyouth Care at (818) 850-2029 should you require special assistance.
SRB-Student Resource Building, University of California Santa Barbara (View)
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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