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Recent CE Event: Beyond Trans 101

Recent CE Event: Beyond Trans 101


Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists presents a 3-CEU Program on Friday, May 19, 2017

Beyond Trans 101:Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) clients

Presenter: Michael L. Hendricks, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Overview: In this presentation, Dr. Hendricks discusses mental health practice with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients beyond a Trans 101 introductory perspective. He discusses the typical issues TGNC clients present with, in addition to the accompanying challenges and opportunities in mental health practice with TGNC people. Special emphasis on case examples and strategies clinicians may use to advocate on behalf of their patients/clients are also included. Assessment of internalized transprejudice and lifespan concerns, as well as participants’ own construct of gender are also addressed.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the professional standards, competencies, and guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients
  • Describe 3 frameworks that support TGNC-affirmative care.
  • Articulate 3 challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and 2 opportunities for advocacy for TGNC clients.
  • Explain reasons and processes for engaging in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care with TGNC patients/clients.

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Hendricks is a clinical psychologist in private practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C., in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past president of APA’s Division 44 (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), and of Section VII (Clinical Emergencies and Crises) of APA’s Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology). He served on the APA Task Force that developed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. He has conducted research with TGNC people and is the lead author on the seminal paper on the minority stress model for transgender individuals. In 2015, he was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his work on minority stress and suicide risk among TGNC individuals. He currently represents Division 44 on the APA Council of Representatives. A primary focus of his clinical practice involves work with TGNC adolescents and adults.




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