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Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth and Families

Mar 02, 2013 9:00 am -
Mar 02, 2013 4:30 pm

Event Description

Elijah C. Nealy, M.Div., LCSW , instructor

During this workshop, professionals will identify the stages of gender identity development and expression evident throughout childhood and adolescence, explore the unique needs and challenges of transgender youth, gain knowledge about the process of gender transition, learn about the particular challenges facing families with gender-different and transgender children, and gain skills for facilitating family acceptance of children and optimal emotional and social development of these youth.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

·                     Explore stages & tasks of gender development in children and adolescents

·                     Identify the unique needs of transgender and gender nonconforming youth

·                     Explore strategies for supporting families of transgender youth

·                     Build skills for facilitating family acceptance and supportProgram Code: TC13
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton


Elijah C. Nealy, M.Div., LCSW is an out transgender man with over 25 years experience as a clinician, trainer and consultant around LGBT concerns in both pastoral and social service settings. He is the former director of adolescent & adult mental health at the LGBT Community Center in NYC, and served as the Center’s Deputy Executive Director. He currently teaches at Columbia University School of Social Work, Union Theological Seminary, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.  In his private practice, he specializes in gender identity concerns with youth, adults, and families, as well as seeing individuals around a range of other life issues. 

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Special Events
Early registration ends on Jan 07, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Jan 08, 2013 and ends on Feb 22, 2013.
Late registration starts on Feb 23, 2013.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth and Families - TC13
Member Fee: $135.00$135.00$135.00
Non-Member Fee: $135.00$135.00$135.00

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