Basic Principles & Ethical Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Therapy with Transgender Adults
Are you seeing more transgender clients in your trauma-informed practice? Do you have clients who you have worked with for years who are beginning to question their gender identity? Do you have questions about the difference between transgender identity and the presence of parts that are of varied genders? Come learn basic competencies and ethical guidelines for working with transgender clients. This introductory workshop will also help you understand important differences, similarities, and the overlap between gender dysphoria and dissociation. Whether you are currently working with a transgender client(s), anticipate future transgender patients in your practice, or are simply curious about this topic, this workshop will offer basic skills and explore meaningful questions about the interplay of trauma and transgender experience.
This session was originally presented as a live conference session in April 2021.
At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:
- Describe mental health best practices for transgender individuals; including: affirming language; cultural norms; and an understanding of the mental health workers role in physical and social transition
- Identify and apply ethical standards for treatment of transgender individuals within the mental health field
- Recognize differences and similarities between gender dysphoria and various aspects of structural dissociation
Presenter: HL Himes, PsyD
Presenter Bio: Lou Himes, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and gender specialist in New York. They identify as gender non-binary and use they/them/theirs pronouns. Lou maintains a strong commitment to social justice and aspires to play an active role in eliminating mental health disparities for members of queer communities. Lou has more than 10 years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. They are a WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) certified specialist in mental health and provides consultation regarding the current WPATH Standards of Care (7) guidelines for the appropriate treatment of transgender individuals. In addition to their work in full time private practice, Lou also offers a variety of educational opportunities for organizations or individual practitioners seeking to provide competent care to queer individuals. This includes basic practices for helping queer and transgender individuals feel safe and welcomed into one’s office, holy space, community, and/or business. They hold a PsyD in Clinical Psychoogy from the Rosemead School of Psychology.
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