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Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Available Online

Trauma-informed Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth in Play Therapy

  • Starts Oct 24
  • 125 US dollars
  • Live Webinar Via Zoom

Available spots

Service Description

There is a great need for therapeutic support for transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents. Many trauma-informed clinicians are looking to grow in confidence and competence in best practices and culturally sensitive approaches when working with this vibrant and diverse population. This workshop will equip therapists for this work, beginning with a brief overview of social and clinical history and terminology. Dr. Glickman will highlight the mental health inequities from a minority stress framework and equip therapists with a myriad of evidence-based , developmentally appropriate, and clinically relevant approaches such as play and expressive therapies. This presentation will take a systemic lens that includes aspects such as ways to support caregivers and families with attention to challenges in maintaining and respecting confidentiality with minor clients, coordinating with outside providers such as endocrinologists, and advocating for clients within the school settings. Emphasis will be placed on creating an inclusive, affirming and trauma-informed environment. Learning Objectives: Participants will: 1. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the various social and historical factors of gender diversity 2. Participants will learn affirming language and ways to discuss/process gender diversity with youth clients. 3. Participants will list the ways in which clinicians can adopt a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive approach for gender diverse youth. 4. Participants will describe at least 3 affirming therapeutic approaches and interventions applicable to work with gender diverse play therapy clients 5. Participants will identify the mental health inequities among gender diverse clients from a minority stress framework 6. Participants will describe the benefits of working with gender diverse clients through a systemic lens that places particular emphasis on building supportive systems including friendships, family and ties to the community. 7. Participants will identify environmental stressors that contribute to risk factors among gender diverse youth. 8. Participants will explore legal, ethical, and assessment aspects of supporting gender diverse youth. 9. Participants will examine their own biases and seek to develop empathy and compassion for gender diverse clients. *This event is Co-Sponsored by Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC (APT Approved provider 20-599).

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy With respect to cancellations and refunds, the policy of Brighter Futures Training & Consultation, LLC is as follows: *If you register for an event and cancel your registration 30 or more days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund minus a $20.00 processing fee. *If you register for an event and cancel fewer than 30 days before the event, or if you register for an event and do not attend, our policy is that you forfeit the registration fee, and no refund will be provided. *Brighter Futures Training & Consultation reserves the right to cancel any training due to unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, you will be notified, and a full refund will be initiated within 72 business hours of the cancellation. Brighter Futures Trainings & Consultation's liability for cancellations is limited to the cost of the registration fee. Brighter Futures Trainings & Consultation is not responsible for other expenses incurred by the customer if training is cancelled.

Contact Details


1002 North Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY, USA

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