Providing Affirmative Care to Transgender Kids and Teens
This webinar is approved for 3.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
$60 for MAMFT members, $90 for non-members
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Workshop Title: Providing Affirmative Care to Transgender Kids and Teens
We cisgender therapists often get scared when working with transgender youth. We’re afraid of messing up, making it worse, and just not getting the essence of their experience. But our fear should never stand in the way of the joy of being a kid and the joy of being trans! In this webinar, we will identify common internal and external barriers to providing affirmative care for transgender kids and teens. We will explore how to support youth in developmentally appropriate ways while engaging respectfully with the family system. Finally, we will challenge the historical and current pathologization of transgender youth in favor of a strengths-based, joy-based, celebration-based approach!
1. Participants will be able to name one critique of the diagnostic criteria for Gender Dysphoria in Children and Gender Dysphoria in adolescents and adults
2. Participants will gain new language to consult with caregivers about gender in developmentally appropriate ways
3. Participants will practice using a strength-based lens in case conceptualization and case studies
Presenter’s Name: Shawny Sena, LMFT
Presenter’s Bio: Shawny Sena, LMFT specializes in working with LGBTQIA kids, teens, and adults. She focuses on reconnecting clients with their playful instincts and creativity, especially when they have been inhibited by developmental trauma. Her background in the arts, sex education, and play therapy guide her beliefs that pleasure and joy are the ultimate tools of healing.