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Introduction to Affirmative Mental Health Care for Gender Diverse Clients Workshop

  • July 19, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Kaiser Permanente - Renton Campus, 1200 SW 27th St, Glacier Building - RCG 107/108, Renton, WA, 98057

NASW-WA is pleased to offer the following course:

The discrimination of transgender and gender non-conforming people experience creates an extraordinary stress on psychological and physical health. But it also creates a stress on uninformed providers who are not provided with the necessary education to provide competent services to gender diverse individuals.

Through this training, participants will learn how to create a more inclusive environment for transgender and gender nonconforming people and will gain the necessary skills to provide affirming services and care to all people, regardless of where each client falls on the gender spectrum.

July 19, 20199am-4:30pm
6 CEUs offered
Information & Registration - https://nasw-wa.org/event-registration/?ee=239

Introduction to Gender Identity

  • Definition of terms
  • Diagnosing Gender Dysphoria
  • Presentation of Gender Dysphoria across the lifespan
  • Minority stress: implications for diagnosis and treatment
  • Role of therapist as gate keeper to medical treatment

Working with Families of Gender Non Conforming Children

  • Review of research and implications for best practice
  • Medical and non-medical treatment and interventions for Gender Dysphoria
  • Supporting parents of transgender children
  • How the law impacts transgender youth

Introduction to Medicalized Options for Treatment

  • Introduction to Standards of Care WPATH 7
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Surgical Options
  • Introduction to Letters of Recommendation

Joining With Clients

  • Transphobia: impact on clinical work
  • Internalized Oppression: implications for treatment
  • Intersectionality: integration of client cultural identity
  • Increasing Accessibility for transgender clients

About the Presenter:  Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D Matt is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in affirmative care for transgender and gender diverse individuals. Matt is a strong advocate for the right of transgender people to access equitable and competent health and mental health care. He is passionate about education and has provided training's on gender diversity to a wide array of audiences since 1999. Matt has a private practice in Olympia, WA. Matt received his Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Lesley University. He received a Masters of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on Existential-Phenomenology from Seattle University. Matt completed his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Information & Registration - https://nasw-wa.org/event-registration/?ee=239

**If you register and are unable to attend, please keep us informed so we can properly adjust our reservation. It is important as we engage in the community WSSCSW is regarded as good stewards of the places that we meet.

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 252 • Everett, WA  98206 • admin@wsscsw.org

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