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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Learning Objectives

  • 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

Live Interactive Webinar

09:00 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDT

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EARN 1.5 CE Credit Hours

About the speaker

Agenda

Outline 

  • Speaker Introduction
  • Gender
    as a Cultural Construct: Where Trauma Originates & Why it Perpetuates
  • Overview
    of Gender Identity Development: Trauma Through the TRANS*/NB Life Span
  • How
    Heteronormativity and CIS genderism Leads to Minority Stress and Increased Risk
    Factors for Addictive Behaviors
  • Statistics
    on Gender Diverse Population, Bullying, Suicidality, Alcohol and Substance
    Abuse
  • What it
    Means to Provide Treatment Through a Gender Affirming Lens: Self-Analysis -
    Checking your Passing Privilege and Internalized Bias

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