This workshop will address trends in care among licensed mental health and medical professionals who work with children, adolescents, and adults who experience diverse gender identities. The presenters will discuss transgender and nonbinary experiences, emphasizing how to work with conventionally religious families in clinical practice. In this workshop, participants will be able to identify controversies in care for youth today, such as the use of puberty blockers, medical transition, and late-onset cases. The presenters will also discuss Christian considerations for counseling Christian youth and their families as participants strive for what is best practice when working with conventionally religious families in which a family member is navigating gender identity and faith.
306 | Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria in Professional Counseling
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.; Julia Sadusky, Psy.D.
Approved For CE
Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Approved For CME/CEU
Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
1. Describe three explanatory frameworks for understanding gender identity, transgender experiences, and nonbinary identities
2. Identify three areas of current controversy in the care of minors
3. Explain strategies for working with conventionally religious families in which a family member experiences a diverse gender identity
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