The Gender Affirming Therapist: What You Need to Know to Meet the Needs of Trans College Students
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Designed for mental health providers well-versed in basic concepts and terminology related to gender identity, transgender and gender nonconforming, this webinar focuses on common presenting concerns of trans students; how providers can do their own work around gender and create affirming therapeutic environments; and discussion points for students preparing to transition (socially or medically). How counseling center, health center, and student life staff can effectively collaborate to meet trans students’ needs will also be discussed.
This webinar was conducted by the ACHA LGBTQ+ Health Coalition and is a companion to the webinar "Primary Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients" (you are not required to view one webinar to view the other). Software support for this webinar series is made possible through the generous
support of the American College Health Foundation.
- Mental Health Professionals
- Health Educators
The participants should be able to:
- Discuss specific mental health concerns of trans, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning clients.
- List ways that mental health providers can assist with issues related to gender confirming efforts and procedures.
- Describe examples of collaboration between the counseling center, the student health clinic, and student life office(s) in forming a transgender health program.
Bonnie M. Benson-Palmgren, PhD
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Program Planning Committee
Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.
Eleanor Davidson, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Michael Malmon, PhD
Metropolitan State University Denver
Sara B. Oswalt, MPH, PhD
University of Texas at San Antonio
Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University
There is no fee for viewing the webinar.
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Instructions for Obtaining Credit
It is estimated that it will require one and a half hours to view the download of this program and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)
Step 1: View the archived version above.
Step 2: Complete the Post-test and Evaluation Form.
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