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Working with Trans and Non-Binary Clients: Empowering Wisconsin Mental Health Providers (Wed)

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$150.00

Unfortunately this training has been canceled. Stay tuned for rescheduled dates.

Description:

This all day training for therapists and other behavioral health providers will enhance the skills of both experienced therapists and those new to working with trans and non-binary individuals.

Taught from the perspectives of two professional trainers with more than 50 years’ experience in the trans community, this interactive and workshop is well-grounded in the lived realities of being trans/non-binary and emphasizes practical and concrete strategies and resources – both local and national – that can help smooth trans/non-binary individuals’ paths.

Providers will gain an expansive view of gender beyond the binary of male/female – providing a new paradigm which will aid in empowering trans clients on a path of self-determination and self–empowerment.  Attendees will learn about the many layers of challenges and resiliencies that trans clients may bring into a provider’s office, including the impact of early childhood trauma; anti-transgender microaggressions, discrimination, and violence; and the impact of systems-based pathologizing which can impact individuals’ agency and confidence.

Participants will expand their knowledge of trans-specific issues clients may bring to therapy, as well as leave with a better understanding the territory(ies) you and your client may navigate together, including:

  • working within informed consent and standards of care frameworks,
  • assisting clients with paperwork to access hormones/surgery/document change, and
  • enriching resilience during times when trans rights are being challenged on many levels.

Everyone will leave with a reference binder of local and national resources and best practice guides.

Trainers: 

michael munson (FORGE’s Executive Director, primary trainer) and Loree Cook-Daniels (FORGE’s Policy and Program Director, primary visionary) have more than 50 years’ of experience working within and for trans communities.  FORGE is a nationally recognized training and technical assistance provider, conducting training in 46 states over the past 24 years. All FORGE trainings harness the power of trans and non-binary facilitators who are also trauma-informed, integrating of adult learning strategies, and fluent with current best practices.

 

Topics Covered:

  • Supporting clients who are socially, legally, or medically transitioning
  • An expansive view of gender: beyond the binary
  • Empowering trans clients on a path of self-determination
  • Informed Consent, WPATH, UCSF, and other standards of care models
  • Trauma in the lives of trans/non-binary individuals
  • Intersectional physical and mental health implications
  • Connecting you and your clients with local and national trans specific resources

Who should attend:

  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Substance use professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • School counselors
  • Life coaches
  • Spiritual/faith leaders
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified Peer Specialists
  • Any other behavioral health providers interested in improving their ability to respectfully and effectively work with transgender and non-binary clients.

 

Registering is easy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-trans-and-non-binary-clients-empowering-wisconsin-mental-health-providers-tues-registration-52437348521?aff=Website

or

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-trans-and-non-binary-clients-empowering-wisconsin-mental-health-providers-wed-registration-52437545109?aff=Website

 

 

 

Details

Date:
December 5
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$150.00
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Venue

Hyatt Regency
333 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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