Instructor: Melissa MacNish, LMHC
Location: Waltham, MA
Credits: 6 CEs
We will start the day with a focus on a deepening understanding of gender, gender identity development and gender dysphoria. Next, a framework for working with families will be discussed which is relevant to providers who see individual youth, parents and families.
This training covers best practices, current research and a variety of tools to conceptualize and work with even the most complicated situations. We will be using the Family Acceptance Project’s research during a hands-on activity that will help clinicians navigate a range of potential rejecting behaviors that parents may exhibit. There will be a live panel of family members talking about their experiences with therapists and what they found was most helpful in their process.
This workshop will go much deeper than a basic 101 workshop. If you need to brush up on the basics we will be providing you with handouts and resources prior to the workshop.
Outline for the Workshop
10:45-11:00 – break
11:00-11:30 - Working with Families Framework (with case study) - PART 1
11:30-12:30– Family Panel
1:30-3:30 - Working with Families Framework PART 2 and in practice and demo/process role play
3:30-3:45 - BREAK
3:45-4:00 -Experiential Activity - responding in a ways that shifts families
4:00- 4:30 - Process experiential activity/ Wrap up Questions
4:30-4:45 Completion of workshop evaluations
Participants will deepen their understanding of common themes that occur with this population as well as learn skills to help shift families towards acceptance when a youth identifies as transgender or non-binary.
Participants will learn an assessment model that helps tease apart the complexities often present when working in gender diverse communities.
50 Church St, Waltham, MA 02452
Group Registration: $130 per person for groups of two or more, $125 per person early registration for groups of two or more, received by 9/14/18. Groups must register and pay together to receive the discount.
Clinicians United Members: Please contact us for a discounted fee of $120 per person.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration includes breakfast and snacks.
OR You may register by snail mail by downloading the registration form and sending it with your check.
Group registrants must register together online and/or mail multiple checks in the same envelope to get the discount.
Your space is not secured for an event until we receive payment.