Clients with a transgender identity may seek counseling to talk about their gender identity or for another reason such as depression, anxiety, or support in navigating a specific life transition. Transgender describes a gender identity that is different than the one assigned to a person at birth. Transgender identities include transsexual, female-to-male, male-to-female, genderqueer, and gender variant. Providing culturally competent services to transgender clients requires both knowledge of transgender issues and a level of comfort discussing gender and sexuality issues.
A person-centered and narrative therapy perspective is non-pathologizing, gives control to historically marginalized clients, and makes external oppression and discrimination visible.
This web conference will review terminology, transgender identity models, challenges of living with a stigmatized identity, and it will also provide examples of person-centered and narrative-based interventions for working with transgender clients.
This introductory web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Damon is a social worker and sexuality educator who has a private psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and a PhD in human sexuality education. Damon provides individual and couples counseling to adults and adolescents, he specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with identity issues. He has provided counseling services at two LGBT organizations in Philadelphia and currently co-facilitates a support group for transgender teenagers at The Attic Youth Center, an LGBT community center.
Damon has clinical experience working with transgender clients and has provided workshops about transgender competent care to providers at regional and national conferences including the American Associations of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists. He is the author of a weekly blog and also contributes monthly articles as a GoodTherapy.org Topic Expert Contributor on the topic of identity issues. Damon can be reached for psychotherapy, consultation, and training services through his GoodTherapy.org profile page.