Benjamin Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT (he/him)
Wednesday July 12th from 11:00am-1:00pm
On Zoom – 2 CEs
$17 administrative fee for each CE certificate.
For questions or information email Susan Carnes [email protected]
Clinical Foundations: Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth and Adults
- This workshop will provide core knowledge applicable in working with transgender and gender diverse youth and adults in clinical settings.
- Together we will review the complexity of biological sex, the fluidity of gender expression, and the experience of gender identity.
- Models of best practice will be presented, along with World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, clinical vignettes, and community resources and referrals.
- Participants will be encouraged to bring all questions for a rich discussion with significant Q&A time allotted.
Course Objectives – Participants will be able to:
1. Define and conceptually understand terms including: sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, cisgender, binary, nonbinary, cisnormative, transphobia, and their relevance in clinical care with gender diverse clients.
2. Understand and Describe the complex role mental health clinicians play in the process of medical transition, including letter writing for access to gender affirming medical care.
3.Explain an increased understanding about the diverse lived experiences of transgender individuals that moves away from a “one size fits all” approach to treatment.
Benjamin Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT (he/him) is a psychotherapist, educator and author. He is the founder and director of Full Spectrum Creative Arts Therapy. Benjamin has focused his career on the unique and specific needs of transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals and families for more than two decades. He has presented in hospital, academic, and agency settings nationally and internationally. His partnerships have included the New York City Department of Health, Callen Lorde Community Center, The Center’s Gender Identity Project, the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Benjamin is WPATH Global Education Institute Standards of Care 7 Certified and spent years as a faculty member at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He has published two books; What Everyone Needs to Know: Gender (Oxford University Press, 2020), and Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth: A Strengths-Based Approach to At-Promise Children and Adolescents (Routledge, 2019). In addition to his clinical practice, Benjamin provides ongoing consultation for schools, organizations, and clinical teams committed to providing inclusive environments and affirming care for their transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive clients.
Moderator: Annette Vaccaro, Ed.D., LCSW, SCP, ATR-BC, ACS
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