This training is a beginner’s introduction to information about child, adolescent, and family experiences of gender identity. This training explores the value of clarifying terms related to sex, gender, and identity with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. A description of historical, cultural and DSM conceptualizations of gender identity will be reviewed. We will review theories of explanation for Gender Dysphoria and value-based frameworks for understanding variance in gender identity. Participants will apply assessment considerations, along with legal and ethical considerations to inform treatment for Gender Dysphoria and related conditions. The influence of the caregivers’ personal values and framework for understanding gender identity on their relationship with their gender-questioning child will be explored. Creative interventions to facilitate expression and exploration of gender identity questions in therapy with adolescents and their families will be explained.
Please note: This training is designed to provide information about a range of perspectives concerning the exploration of gender identity questions in play therapy.
- Explain the value of clarifying terms related to sex, gender, and identity with adolescents and with their caregiver
- Explain 4 explanatory frameworks for Gender Dysphoria and 3 value-based frameworks for understanding variance in gender identity
- Apply legal, ethical, and assessment considerations around Gender Dysphoria and related conditions
- Apply creative interventions to facilitate expression and exploration of gender identity
questions in therapy with adolescents and their families
VIRTUAL TRAINING INFORMATION
- If you register for the Virtual Classroom training, make sure you have a good Internet connection.
- Your computer will need a camera for you to be visible throughout the entire training to receive the certificate.
- We will be using Zoom for the training, and I will send you a link by Tuesday evening of the week of the training.
- You will need to download the Zoom program to be able to use the link.
- Please note that during the training there will be one 15-minute break.
Chelsea has been a private practice clinician at the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships since 2019. She graduated with an MSW degree from California State University Fullerton in 2012. Chelsea works with children aged (4+), adolescents and adults, specializing in complex trauma. Previously, she worked in California providing specialty mental health services (including play therapy) to low-income children, teens, and adults, as well as youth in the foster care system.