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Introduction to Clinical Practice within the Transgender Community

Nov 19, 2011 9:00 am -
Nov 19, 2011 4:30 pm

Event Description

Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology,
Fenway Health, and Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy

Elijah C. Nealy, M.Div., MSSW, presenter
Course Directors: Sara Orozco, Ph.D., Ruben Hopwood, M. Div., and Rhonda Linde, Ph.D.

Using lecture, video, and group discussions, this training will cover: basic terms and vocabulary, concepts of gender identity & expression, intersections of race and class, development of transgender identity, decisions to transition (or not), overview of social and/or medical transitions, genderqueer identities, psychosocial needs during transition & the role of supportive therapy, World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Identify terms and vocabulary relevant to transgender and genderqueer identities.
  • Utilize the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care.
  • Understand the ways that race and class impact transgender clients’ lives and the therapeutic relationship.
  • Discuss the development of transgender identity. · Understand the role of supportive therapy for working with transgender clients.

The Program

  • 9:00 am - Introductions/Concepts of Gender Identity and Expression
  • 10:00 am - Break 10:15 Development of Transgender Identity
  • 11:45 am - Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Intersections of Trans Identity and Race and Class
  • 2:00 pm - Break
  • 2:15 pm - WPATH Standards of Care
  • 3:15 pm - Putting It All Together/Case Studies
  • 4:30 pm - Adjourn

Program Code: TC11
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston

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 and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy/GLAP. 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 Aug 03, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Aug 04, 2011 and ends on Nov 08, 2011.
Late registration starts on Nov 09, 2011.



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