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Holistic Health Care for Transgender Clients

  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Freed Bodyworks, 1337 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
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Presenters: Rosemary Moulton, LICSW and Frances Reed, LMT

Description: 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

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the differences between sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  2. Identify barriers to quality care within the health care system for transgender clients.
  3. Learn how to be more culturally sensitive to the needs of transgender clients.
  4. Learn about the benefits of a holistic wellness model for transgender clients as well as treatment modalities.
  5. Develop a non-pathologizing perspective of transgender clients.

Specific Agenda:

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 

Recommended Books/Bibliography:

Barbara, A., & Doctor, F. (2004). Asking the right questions 2: Talking with clients about sexual orientation

and gender identity in mental health, counselling, and addiction settings Toronto, ONT: Centre for Addiction and

Mental Health.

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.

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