Trauma Factors in Transgender and Non-Binary Clients: Treating Addiction through a Gender Affirming Lens
Transgender and gender non-binary individuals (Trans*/NB) comprise one of our culture’s most vulnerable populations experiencing higher rates of mental health issues, suicidality, and addiction. These negative impacts are primarily due to family rejection and the enduring systemic cultural oppression, discrimination and stigma that still exist within our society. When seeking mental health or substance use treatment Trans*/NB individuals are challenged to also contend with the interpersonal stigma among treatment providers and client populations as well as structural stigma due to transphobic...Read more institutional policies. To better understand how to provide Trans*/NB patients with compassionate, culturally competent client-centered treatment, this workshop is designed to 1) deepen your understanding about the developmental and cultural factors that differentiate this population from cisgender clients, 2) illuminate the ways trauma influences symptom etiology, and 3) and equip addiction counselors and clinicians with a framework for treatment through a gender affirming lens.
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- Identify three ways that institutional and familial cisnormativity, cisgender privilege, and internalized transphobia influence identity formation and contribute to maladaptive behaviors and mental health issues, including addiction.
- State three risk factors that result from minority stress experienced by TRANS*/NB individuals.
- Identify four developmental trajectories that are negatively impacted for TRANS*/NB adolescents in ways they are not for cisgender teens.
- 4. Describe two examples of how a clinician's biases and privilege may influence their assessment with a transgender client.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
09:00 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Linda K. Reeves, MA, LMFT
- Speaker Introduction
as a Cultural Construct: Where Trauma Originates & Why it Perpetuates
of Gender Identity Development: Trauma Through the TRANS*/NB Life Span
Heteronormativity and CIS genderism Leads to Minority Stress and Increased Risk
Factors for Addictive Behaviors
on Gender Diverse Population, Bullying, Suicidality, Alcohol and Substance
- What it
Means to Provide Treatment Through a Gender Affirming Lens: Self-Analysis -
Checking your Passing Privilege and Internalized Bias
CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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