Dismantling the Gates: Informed Consent Models of Care
A substantial barrier to care for many trans and nonbinary people has been standards of care that put therapists in a position of “gatekeeping” for those pursuing hormones, surgery, or even name changes. More providers are adopting an informed consent model, that empowers trans and nonbinary individuals and opens up the therapist/client relationship. This webinar is designed to help therapists and social services professionals understand informed consent models of care and how it can work for them and their clients.
Who is FORGE?
Framing informed consent/standards of care
History of care for trans folks
Why do we have standards of care or informed consent?
Shifting toward informed consent models
How standards of care worked in the past
What is informed consent?
Importance of autonomy
Limited scope for standards of care and informed consent
Implications in today’s world
Impact on the therapeutic relationship
Building strong therapeutic relationships
Autonomy in action
Questions: supporting trans clients in today’s political climate
Recorded March 2nd, 2023.