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Affirmative Therapy with Trans and Gender Expansive Teens ( 1.5 CEs )

$52.50

1.5 CEs

Presented By: Deb Coolhart, Ph.D., LMFT

Recorded workshop available via video on demand

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Description

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the diverse paths of gender exploration for teens.
  • Explain how to determine readiness for medical gender transition treatments, using a structured clinical tool with teens and their parents.
  • Explain how to determine readiness for medical gender transition treatments, using a structured clinical tool with teens and their parents.
  • Discuss teens’ experiences of de-transition and strategies for mitigating the risk of de-transition

Presenter Bio:

Deb is a private practice clinician and an assistant professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department at Syracuse University. She has been doing therapy with LGBTQ youth and their families for nearly 20 years. She created the Transgender Treatment Team in Syracuse University’s Couple and Family Therapy Center, where she trains and supervises masters students to work with transgender people and their families.

Dr. Coolhart has several publications on clinical work with LGBTQ youth. Her recent work has focused on transgender youth and their families. She has developed a tool for assessing youths’ and families’ readiness for gender transition treatments, published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. She has also published multiple manuscripts on supporting transgender youth and families in therapy and advocating for trans-affirmative school environments. Recently, she co-authored a book, The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity. Additionally, Dr. Coolhart has conducted research on transgender people and their family relationships and the experiences of LGBTQ homeless youth.

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