Mental Health Care for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Non-Conforming Clients

Madison, WI US
November 14, 2019

This workshop will focus on a variety of issues focused on gender identity, transgender people, and mental health. The workshop will introduce topics focused on a biopsychosocial approach. Specifically, the workshop will provide an overview of the social constructs of gender and identity development through the lifespan. Next, the workshop will cover interventions that focus on youth and families, social transitioning (e.g., names, pronouns, clothing), medical transitioning (e.g., hormones, surgeries) and the outcomes related to transitioning. The workshop will end with defining controversies in the field, such as the concept of "detransitioning" and "rapid onset gender dysphoria," which will outline why the controversy exists and critical ways for the audience to approach these topics.

Intended Audience

MDs, Psychologists, APNPs, Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Define and operationalize the major terms and issues focused on best practices related to transgender clients
  • Identify the differences between social and medical transition and apply these concepts to the developmental levels of their clients
  • Analyze and evaluate the controversial topics of de-transitioning and rapid onset gender dysphoria and address the controversy rooted in the most up to date literature
  • Formulate case conceptualizations for their transgender clients (while integrating their own theoretical orientations), when considering clients who are in the process of a social/medical transition
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 APA CE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/14/2019 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
11/14/2019 - 4:30pm CST
Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
United States

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made available in the activity handout materials.

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Psychological Association

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

American Medical Association

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 ANCC contact hour.  

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. 

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .6 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.00 hour.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 APA CE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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