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Cultural Sensitivity and Clinical Practice: Working with Trans Clients in the Gender Affirmative Clinical Model

Presenter: 
Ben Geilhufe, MA, LPCC

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

NOTE: Online registration for this event is now closed. There is still space available for walk-in registration at 11:30am on the day of the event.

Cultural Sensitivity and Clinical Practice: Working with Trans Clients in the Gender Affirmative Clinical Model

The gender affirmative clinical model (GACM) is quickly becoming the dominant method of supporting gender-questioning clients. This training will begin with an overview of the dimensions of gender to facilitate the attendees’ understanding of gender health. The training will then cover an overview of the GACM, including pertinent research and statistics to support the use of the model; how to use the model in brief therapy; and clinical considerations for specific co-morbid issues, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and cultural trauma. The presenter will also provide a brief comparison of other models for gender work. Finally, the presenter will discuss how to create an affirming, gender inclusive clinical space.

Ben GeilhufeBen Geilhufe, MA, LPCC is a therapist, trainer, and consultant. He is the co-founder and Director of Train the Gap, a branch of UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender
Center that provides gender specialist clinical training for medical and mental health professionals. He is on the Leadership Team of the Santa Cruz Trans Consultation Group, and is an active contributor to Mind the Gap, the Bay Area gender specialist team. Ben has been an educator and advocate for the transgender community since beginning his own transition in 2006. He has contributed to policy reform for higher education institutions, non-profit organizations and larger corporations around gender identity, awareness, and inclusivity. He pursued his graduate education in counseling psychology to better serve gender-expansive individuals in their journey of identity exploration.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: TPI, 2232 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA 94704 (get map and directions)

Lunch will not be included in this course

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 9/11/17 after 9/11/17
Members $88 $108
Nonmembers $108 $128
Prelicensed Students/Interns $68 $88

CE: 4 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

NOTE: Online registration for this event is now closed. There is still space available for walk-in registration at 11:30am on the day of the event.