LIVE: Assessing Research Related to Transgender and Nonbinary (TNB) Youth

June 17, 2024  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Clark Ausloos, PhD
Clark Ausloos, PhD

June 17, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

2 Hours | 2 CEs

$125 Registration | $100 Early Registration (through June 10th) | Live Virtual Training via Zoom

Clark Ausloos, PhD presents a live virtual professional training program on Assessing Research Related to Transgender and Nonbinary (TNB) Youth.

This specialized program is crafted to enhance professionals' skills in working with transgender and nonbinary (TNB) youth. Centered on a rigorous analysis of current research, it exposes gaps in knowledge, including overlooked identity factors and areas lacking sufficient study. Attendees will critically evaluate existing literature, identifying what is missing and where further research is needed. The curriculum provides a thorough grounding in key concepts and terminologies related to TNB identities alongside a critical assessment of research methodologies and findings.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique challenges faced by these youth, particularly in areas where research is scarce. Participants will develop practical skills for creating inclusive environments, with a focus on applying knowledge to professional settings such as healthcare, education, and social services.

The program also underscores the importance of advocacy, preparing attendees to influence policy and practices in various institutions and highlighting the urgent need for more comprehensive and inclusive research. By completing this program, professionals will not only expand their therapeutic toolkit with advanced, affirmative practices but also contribute to addressing the critical research gaps in the field. This empowers them to provide informed, sensitive support to TNB youth, driving career development and fostering a more inclusive society.

The program's intended audience includes mid-career professionals who are actively engaged in healthcare, education, counseling, advocacy, and policy-making roles. These individuals are seeking advanced knowledge and skills to enhance their practice and deepen their expertise in supporting transgender and nonbinary youth. They work in a variety of settings, including clinical environments such as hospitals and clinics, educational institutions spanning primary, secondary, and higher education, community organizations and non-profits, as well as government or policy institutions. Their shared commitment is to create inclusive and supportive environments, make a positive impact on the lives of transgender and nonbinary youth, and actively contribute to the advancement of LGBTQIA+ rights and well-being.

Training Outline

Introduction to Transgender and Nonbinary Identities

  • Brief overview of key concepts, terminology, and understanding gender diversity.
  • Quick group discussion on personal perceptions to gauge audience knowledge base.
Overview of Challenges and Current Research
  • Highlight key challenges faced by transgender and nonbinary youth including mental health, social stigma, and healthcare barriers.
  • Summarize existing literature, noting gaps and introducing tools for evaluating research quality and bias.
Creating Inclusive Environments
  • Share strategies for fostering inclusivity in education, healthcare, and social services.
  • Present a condensed interactive activity or role-playing scenario to illustrate practical applications.
Advocacy and Practical Skills
  • Discuss tools for advocacy in institutional settings and developing a critical perspective on current research and policies.
  • Briefly cover case studies or success stories highlighting best practices.
Application, Integration, and Continual Learning
  • Facilitate a problem-solving session focused on applying knowledge to real-world settings, tailored to the participants' workplaces.
  • Share resources for continual learning and staying updated on related research and advocacy.
Conclusion and Moving Forward
  • Sum up key learnings and discuss strategies for continued advocacy and staying informed.

This program empowers professionals with the tools and insights needed to support transgender and nonbinary youth more effectively, translating learning into tangible benefits in various spheres:

  • Enhanced Practice: It guides professionals across sectors to create inclusive environments, from healthcare to education, improving service delivery and support for gender-diverse individuals.
  • Career Growth: Specializing in this area not only broadens job prospects but also fosters career advancement, making participants leaders in their fields and enhancing their professional trajectory.
  • Personal Satisfaction: The program offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of marginalized youth, providing a deep sense of fulfillment and purpose in one’s work.
  • Distinctive Approach: With its focus on comprehensive understanding, advocacy, and critical research, the program stands out by equipping professionals to address specific needs of transgender and nonbinary youth effectively, fostering a supportive network for continuous collaboration and growth.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC: Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Presented By

Clark Ausloos, PhD

Dr. Clark D. Ausloos is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Licensed School Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Ausloos has worked in K-12 settings, as well as private practice, and in college counseling. Dr. Ausloos currently serves as a core faculty member in the SchoolCou...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe essential terminologies related to transgender and nonbinary identities

Identify and articulate the specific psychosocial and health challenges faced by transgender and nonbinary youth

Describe the skills to critically review and analyze research studies related to transgender and nonbinary youth, evaluating research methodologies, interpreting data, and identifying potential biases or ethical issues in these studies

Demonstrate applying their knowledge to real-world scenarios, developing strategies to create more inclusive environments in schools, healthcare settings, and policy development


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