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Working with Gender Diverse Children

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Noon—1:30 p.m., EST
Presenter: Acey Mercer, M.S.W., LMSW

This course will provide an overview of gender identity and gender expression focusing on understanding the needs and developmental processes of gender diverse children. This course will examine the psychosocial and biological factors that contribute to the development of a child’s gender identity and expression, including social, cultural and familial influences. This workshop will frame transgender emergence as a normative process of identity development and will challenge the view that gender variance is pathological. For parents and other family members, diverse gender development or exploration can often be frightening and assisting parents through this process can provide the necessary stability in the child’s healthy development. This course will outline strategies for clinicians to support families and children in navigating these challenges, and assist all children in developing healthy gender identities. The framework of this workshop offers ecological perspectives that examine multifaceted systems from a person-in-environment vantage point and highlight strengths-based advocacy and trans-affirming treatment approaches. Exploration of the intricacies of gender identity and expression will establish efficacious methods that providers can incorporate into their clinical practice to promote the wellness of their transgender and gender diverse clients.

Webinar Fee: $39


Continuing Education Credits for Webinars

1.5 CEs for social workers and psychologists. CEs for psychologists are offered through Orlando Behavior Health.*

To receive CE credits, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the presentation. Therefore, late arrival or an early departure of greater than 10 minutes constitutes not attending a class in its entirety. Participants must also complete a post-test and an evaluation at the end of the webinar. See here for more infomation about Smith SSW CE Accreditation.

*Orlando Behavior Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Orlando Behavior Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.