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Understanding transgender mental health is a large part of an overall growing awareness about transgender rights and struggles in our society. It is crucial for mental health professionals to recognize the wide range of transgender identities and demonstrate cultural competency about transgender and gender non-conforming populations.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA, will share her experience as a psychiatrist specializing in LGBT health. Dr. Erickson-Schroth will review the history of transgender identities in psychiatry, including the evolution of gender-related diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). She will also discuss the common mental health disparities facing transgender people, as well as the ways in which societal stigma and discrimination contribute to poor mental health outcomes.
Dr. Erickson-Schroth will introduce attendees to basic information about transgender medicine including an overview of hormones and surgeries. She will also review approaches to working with gender nonconforming youth, outline how resilience-building can improve the lives of transgender individuals, and discuss ways in which mental health clinicians can work together to support transgender people as allies.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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It was very thorough and a wonderful exploration of the issues facing transgender people. - Laura Turnbull, MC, CPsych, CCC
Excellent program. The speaker was quite knowledgeable. I learned a great deal. - Pamela B Brewer, MSW
I was looking for information to help me be more current with the LGBTQ population and this was a good overall basic insight into issues of which I need to be aware. Thanks for this. Excellent. - Erline Towner
Two CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA is a psychiatrist working with LGBT people in New York City. Dr. Erickson-Schroth graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, New York University Psychiatry Residency, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship, and Mount Sinai Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Erickson-Schroth is a board member of the New York County Psychiatric Society and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists. She is former board member of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality and is the current associate editor for the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.
In addition to being the editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide written by and for transgender people, Dr. Erickson-Schroth co-authored You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. She has appeared on NPR's “Fresh Air” and “On Point”, and was named to OUT Magazine's OUT 100 in 2014.
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