LIVE: Counseling Members of the Transgender and Gender-Expansive Community, Providing Culturally Responsive Care

July 29, 2022  |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Cortny Stark, PhD
Cortny Stark, PhD

July 29, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

4 Hours

$200

The live professional training program on Counseling Members of the Transgender and Gender-Expansive Community: Providing Culturally Responsive Care is presented by Cortny Stark PhD.

Counseling members of the transgender and gender-expansive community requires a foundation of knowledge about the special issues faced by this population, and a “lifelong process of engagement” (Wilkinson, 2014, p. 68) in the evaluation of self and social norms.

This program will provide clinicians with an overview of the most recent developments in the field, and the information necessary for proficient practice with the gender-expansive community. Topics covered include:

  • Gender-affirming practices: From forms and assessments to honoring gender-expansive identities in the therapeutic space
  • Identification of transgender and gender-expansive identities in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
  • Assessment of Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender-identity development for transgender and gender-expansive individuals
  • Understanding social and medical gender-confirming interventions
  • Ethical considerations when working with transgender and gender-expansive clients
  • Counselors use of Reflective Practice (Larrieu and Dickson, 2009) and Cultural Humility (Tervalon and Murray-Garcia, 1998) to cultivate lifelong self-evaluation and evolving self-awareness

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Cortny Stark, PhD

Cortny Stark PhD (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Department of Counseling and Human Services, and Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellow. Dr. Stark is the coordinator for the substance use and recovery counseling undergraduate and gradu...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe gender-affirming practices, from forms and assessments to honoring gender-expansive identities in the therapeutic space

Describe Diagnostics and Statistics Manual-V (DSM-V) identification of transgender and gender-expansive identities in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood

Describe how to assess/conceptualize Gender Dysphoria using both the diagnostic and informed consent models

Describe how to conceptualize gender-identity development for transgender and gender-expansive individuals

Describe 3-5 social and medical gender-confirming interventions

Describe ethical considerations when working with transgender and gender-expansive clients

Demonstrate Reflective Practice (Larrieu and Dickson, 2009) and Cultural Humility (Tervalon and Murray-Garcia, 1998) to cultivate lifelong self-evaluation and evolving self-awareness

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

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Event Conduct

Event Conduct

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