Understanding Gender Identity Dysphoria: Working with Transgender Clients
Friday, October 21, 2016 (please note date change!)
100 Rolfe Sq.
Presented by Dr. Michelle Crossley
What makes a diagnosis go from a disorder to dysphoria? Working with the transgender population can be confusing and challenging due to the systemic processes that pose potential difficulty in a client’s transition. Many counselors admit that they lack knowledge and comfort when working with the transgender community-attending this presentation will help inform attendees on:
1. The variety of definitions and terms that are essential in understanding the GID diagnosis;
2. The timeline of gender transition and involvement of mental health professionals in the process;
3. Personal biases that may impede one’s competency in transgender and gender-identify related therapy; and
4. Local and national resources available to counselors and clients.
$20 for RIMHCA members/$30 for nonmembers
Dr. Crossley would like to hear questions from you in addition to the topics addressed above. Please email questions in advance to Ashley at [email protected].