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Annual Spring Symposium: From Small ts to Elder Ts: Building the Best Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive People Across the Lifespan

Presenter: 
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, Erica E. Anderson, PhD, Lin Fraser EdD, LMFT, LPCC, NCC, DCC, & Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Annual Spring Symposium: From Small ts to Elder Ts: Building the Best Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive People Across the Lifespan

As our conception of gender has rapidly moved from "stable" bedrock to moving boulders, the mental health field is challenged with the dual task of re-learning what gender is as we always knew it and establishing best practices to promote gender health among all of our clients and patients, from birth to old age. Defining gender health as the ability to live authentically in one’s affirmed gender, free from aspersion or negativity from the surrounding culture, this symposium will provide a new model for both understanding and supporting individuals across the lifespan who either know their gender identity to be other than what is reflected by the sex assigned to them at birth or who express their gender in ways that are contrary to the cultural norms in which they live. Calling on clinical practice, research, and case examples, topics will include: 1) revised theory of gender development (taking into account the multiplicity of genders that may unfold, the critical role of the family, and the changes from one developmental period to another); 2) a model of psychodynamic understanding and care for both children and adults that follows the guidelines of a gender affirmative approach; and 3) discussion of the need for an integrated interdisciplinary team approach to support the members of the transgender/gender expansive community from psychological, social, legal, and policy perspectives.

Diane EhrensaftDiane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a Developmental and Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco, and Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She specializes in research, clinical work, and consultation related to gender-nonconforming children and assisted reproductive technology families. She is the author of The Gender Creative Child; Gender Born, Gender Made; Mommies Daddies Donors, Surrogates; Building a Home Within (co-edited with Toni Heineman); Spoiling Childhood; Parenting Together; The Gender Affirmative Model: A New Approach to Supporting Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Children (co-edited with Colt Keo-Meier, in press).

Erica Anderson Erica E. Anderson, PhD, is an accomplished Clinical Psychologist, Academic Administrator, Healthcare Executive, Professor, and Consultant. In four decades, she has held academic appointments in health psychology, public health, clinical psychology, healthcare management, and pediatrics. She serves on the faculty and medical staff of UCSF Benioff in behavioral pediatrics with involvement in the Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic in Pediatric Endocrinology and she serves as the Professor of Clinical Psychology. In her private consulting practice through Anderson Health Strategies, L.L.C., Dr. Anderson provides consultation to corporations on issues related to sexual and gender diversity, inclusion, and the success (including gender transition) of transgender and gender nonconforming leaders. She provides clinical services to teenagers, adults, couples, and families focused upon Sexuality, Gender, and Identity. www.drericaanderson.net

Lin FraserLin Fraser EdD, LMFT, LPCC, NCC, DCC, has been a therapist in private practice for four decades specializing in transgender identity issues. She is also an Author, Mentor, Educator, Consultant, Expert Witness Leader for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). She is licensed as an LPCC and LMFT in CA and holds advanced national credentials as a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). As an NCC, she recently trained as a Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) in Rwanda. 

Shawn GiammatteiShawn V. Giammattei, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Gender Specialist in private practice in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, working with individuals, couples, and families where one or more family member(s) identify outside the gender binary. He is a member of WPATH, an Affiliated Researcher for the Rockway Institute, and teaches graduate courses in LGBT Psychology, Transgender Mental Health, Distance Learning, and Family Systems at Alliant International University.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 668 13th St., Oakland, CA (get map and directions)

Parking: Free at Central Parking Garage, 1250 M.L.K. Jr. Way, across from Preservation Park

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Nonmember Prelicensed Students/Interns $77 $92 $107

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