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
(there will be some exercises and video clips to break things up)
11:00-12:30 – Working with Families Framework (with case study)
1:30-2:30 Family Acceptance Project Research and Experiential Role Play activity
2:45-3:05 Process the Role Play activity
3:05-4:15 Panel intros (2 trans youth or young adults, parent of a young child, parent of a teen, grandparent or sibling)
5 people 5-8 minute intros (25-40 min)
Panel Questions (30-45min)
4:15 – 4:30 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.