Tue, Jun 02 | Zoom (Online)

Counseling Members of the Transgender and Gender-Expansive Community: Providing Culturally Proficient Care(Online Class)

$80 per person 6 in-person CEU's: Live Online Class count toward in-person continuing education hours. Presented by Cortny Stark, Ph.D, LPCC, LADAC, CRC
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Time & Location

Jun 02, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT
Zoom (Online)

About the Event

Counseling members of the transgender and gender-expansive community requires a foundation of knowledge about the special issues faced by this population, and a “lifelong process of engagement” (Wilkinson, 2014, p. 68) in the evaluation of self and social norms. This workshop will provide clinicians with an overview of the most recent developments in the field, and the information necessary for proficient practice with the gender-expansive community. Topics covered include:

·  Gender-affirming practices: From forms and assessments, to honoring gender-expansive identities in the therapeutic space

·  Identification of transgender and gender-expansive identities in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood

·  Assessment of Gender Dysphoria

·  Gender-identity development for transgender and gender-expansive individuals

·  Understanding social and medical gender-confirming interventions

·  Ethical considerations when working with transgender and gender-expansive clients

Counselors use of Reflective Practice (Larrieu and Dickson, 2009) and Cultural Humility (Tervalon and Murray-Garcia, 1998) to cultivate lifelong self-evaluation and evolving self-awareness

Cortny Stark Ph.D LPCC LADAC CRC is an Assistant Professor with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Counseling and Human Services, and telehealth therapist for the Trauma Treatment Center and Research Facility in Rio Rancho, NM. Dr. Stark’s research focuses on LGBTQQIA+ issues in counseling, using qualitative methods to explore the experiences of counselor-advocates and community-based advocates for transgender and gender-expansive individuals. As a counselor educator, she encourages her students to critically evaluate taken-for-granted beliefs about gender and sex, and advocate for social change for historically oppressed communities.

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