Presenters: Rosemary Moulton, LICSW and Frances Reed, LMTDescription:
In this introductory course for clinical social workers, we will focus on the holistic wellness of transgender clients as well as best practices. Among the topics discussed will be: cultural sensitivity/competence, gender identity, gender expression, gender dysphoria, assessment, and treatment planning.
Type of Event: Continuing Education
Category: Cat 1
CE Credit Hours: 3
- Understand the differences between sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
- Identify barriers to quality care within the health care system for transgender clients.
- Learn how to be more culturally sensitive to the needs of transgender clients.
- Learn about the benefits of a holistic wellness model for transgender clients as well as treatment modalities.
- Develop a non-pathologizing perspective of transgender clients.
1:00-1:20 | Introduction of presenters and participants
1:20-1:30 | Definition of terms
1:30-2:10 | Theoretical orientation/literature
2:10-2:30 | Break
2:30-2:45 | Economic and societal issues for transgender clients
2:45-3:00 | Holistic wellness model
3:00-3:20 | Assessment and building rapport with new transgender clients
3:20-3:40 | Setting goals and providing treatment to transgender clients
3:40-4:00 | Q & A
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Bockting, W., Knudson, G., & Goldberg, J.M. (2006). Counselling and Mental Health Care of Transgender
Adults and Loved Ones. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
Bowman, C., & Goldberg, J. M. (2006). Care of the patient undergoing sex reassignment surgery (SRS).
Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.