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Transgender Clients: Clinical and Systemic Considerations for Psychotherapists


Topic Areas:
Children & Adolescents |  College Students |  Culturally-Adapted Treatments |  Gender Affirming Care |  Gender Identity |  LGBTQ |  Transgender Care
Categories:
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Speaker:
Avy Skolnik, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
Introductory to Intermediate
Duration:
7 Hours 30 Minutes
License:
Never expires.

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Description

This course will provide an overview of principles and best practices for providing gender-affirming psychotherapy with transgender, non-binary, and other gender-expansive individuals across the lifespan. We will address the areas of trans-inclusive terminology; practicing gender-affirming psychotherapy in the context of the current socio-political context; gender identity at the intersections of race, culture, religion, and social class; and the therapist’s role in bridging access to gender-affirming medical care. This will be an interactive conversation and participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Credits


Vermont

6 CE Credits

Vermont Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, and is also approved by the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists licensed in Vermont.  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated credit types as follows:

Ethics:  
Cultural Competency:  

Vermont LICSW

Continuing education courses sponsored by the Vermont Psychological Association are pre-approved by the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for continuing education credit for licensed independent clinical social workers in Vermont.  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credit types;

Ethics:  
Cultural Competency:  

Vermont LCMHC/LMFT

Continuing education courses sponsored by the Vermont Psychological Association are pre-approved by the Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health for continuing education credit for licensed clinical mental health counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists in Vermont.  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credit types:

Ethics:  
Cultural Competency:  


Connecticut

6 CE Credits

Connecticut Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Connecticut accepts these credits for continuing education for psychologists in Connecticut pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-191c(b).  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated credit types as follows:

Veterans' Mental Health: 

Connecticut LPC

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing educaiton for psychologists.  Based on this approval, this course is pre-approved for credit for Connecticut licensed professional counselors under Conn. Agencies Regs § 20-195cc-3(a)(1).  This course is intended to qualify for mandated credit types as follows:

Ethics: 
Veterans' Mental Health:  


Massachusetts

6 CE Credits for Psychologists & LMHCs
7.2 CE Credits for LCSWs

Massachusetts Psychologists

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists accepts credits earned from courses sponsored by APA-approved sponsors as indicated in 251 C.M.R. §§ 4.02, 4.03. 
 

Massachusetts LICSW/LCSW

As a course sponsored by an APA-approved CE sponsor, this course qualifies for credit for clinical social workers and certified social workers in Massachusetts under 258 CMR sec 31.04(2)(d).


New Hampshire

6 CE Credits

New Hampshire Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor live continuing education for psychologists.  The New Hampshire Board of Psychologists accepts credits earned from courses sponsored by APA-approved sponsors as indicated in Psyc § 402.01(d)(11).  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated credit types as follows:

Ethics: 

New Hampshire LICSW

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists.  As a course sponosred by an organization with such approval, these credits are also accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice for clinical social workers licensed in New Hampshire, as provided in Mhp 402.02(b)(1).  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credits:

Ethics: 
Suicide Prevention: 

New Hampshire LCMHC

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists.  As a course sponosred by an organization with such approval, these credits are also accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice for clinical mental health counselors licensed in New Hampshire, as provided in Mhp 402.02(b)(1).  This course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credits:

Ethics: 
Suicide Prevention: 

New Hampshire--Other Mental Health Practice

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. As a course sponosred by an organization with such approval, these credits are also accepted by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice for marriage and family therapists; pastoral psychotherapists; and school social workers licensed in New Hampshire, as provided in Mhp 402.02(b)(1).  The course is intended to qualify for the following specialty mandated credit types: 

Ethics: 
Suicide Prevention: 


New York

6 CE Contact Hours

New York Psychologists

The Vermont Psychological Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0210.  This course is intended to qualify for specialty mandated continuing education topics as follows:

Ethics:  
Professional Boundaries:  


Other States Accepting Credits from APA-Approved Sponsors

6 CE Credits

APA States

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor live continuing education for psychologists.  The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.  Psychologists and other professionals licensed in states whose respective licensing boards approve continuing education offered by APA-approved sponsors may earn continuing education credits for this course.



Speaker

Avy Skolnik, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Clinical Psychologist

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Dr. Skolnik is a licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor, and consultant working at Hampshire College and in independent practice.  Dr. Skolnik has been providing training on issues impacting transgender communities for over twenty years and has trained thousands of individuals and organizations across the United States.  Audiences have included staff at shelters and other community-based organizations; students; teachers and administrators in middle, high school, and college settings; law enforcement; government officials; and healthcare providers in VA, military, hospital, community, and university settings.


As a researcher, Dr. Skolnik has focused primarily on improving access to healthcare, with an emphasis on the role of stereotype threat and implicit bias in healthcare inequities for transgender communities. He has authored several academic papers and presented his research at numerous grand rounds and academic conferences.  His work has supported initiatives leading to the development of gender identity-inclusive anti-discrimination policies and procedures within multiple shelters and hospitals throughout Denver, New York City, and Boston.


Course Objectives

Objective 1

Describe the concept of gender identity and how it relates to (but differs from) gender expression and sex assigned at birth.


Objective 2

Identify at least one category of recent legislation that is negatively affecting transgender and/or non-binary communities.


Objective 3

Discuss the ways in which discrimination and other experiences of marginalization may adversely affect the mental health of transgender and non-binary individuals.


Objective 4

Describe at least 3 psychosocial considerations for mental health providers when working with an individual initiating social or medical transition.


Objective 5

Describe the therapist’s role in the SOC’s informed consent model of care as it relates to gender-affirming healthcare access.


Objective 6

Describe at least one developmental issue affecting individuals questioning their gender identity in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.