Gender Embodied: Embracing the Full Composition of Our Gendered and Sexed Selves - December 9, 2017


Gender Embodied: Embracing the Full Composition of Our Gendered and Sexed Selves - December 9, 2017


Date: December 9, 2017
Time: Saturday, 9:00am-7:00pm

Tuition: $195.50
Early Bird: $170.00 (before 11/24/2017) - use promo code: gender

Continuing Education (CE): 8.5 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Logan M. Lamprecht, PhD, PCC, NCC

Imagine yourself working with a client who explains to you his decision to live as his/zie/their preferred gender identity, full time and needs your help with the transition process, including hormone replacement therapy and navigating the effects of transphobia.  
This workshop will provide content with a focus on a variety of factors that promote competent professional practice with client/patient populations who identify in the transgender community.  Workshop participants will have opportunities to engage in critical reflections about gender identity and expression, common concerns and needs within the transgender community, and the sociocultural impact of transphobic attitudes and behaviors on clients who are transgender.  Participants will gain practical skills for applying standards of competent practice and will have increased confidence in navigating many of the complex realities that the transgendered people experience, including access to quality medical and mental health services.  
Using the lens of Gestalt theory, we will support participants in making contact with introjected (internalized) messages about gender and the potential impact of these introjects on well-being, relationships, and healthy sexuality and identity expression.   

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to: 

  • Discuss the WPATH Standards of Care and the ACA Competencies for working with Clients Who are Transgender;
  • Define culturally-sensitive terminology specific to the transgender community;
  • Recognize the processes associated with the authentic expression of one’s gender identity (Coming Out);
  • Examine the oppressive forces impinging on transgender client rights, including “genderism” and “transphobia”;
  • Review Lev’s (2004) Stages of Transgender Emergence and gender identity development;
  • Describe counseling methods suited to each stage of this model;
  • Identify risk factors in the transgender community including: disproportionate cases of suicide, mental health issues, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, violence and educational disparities;
  • Articulate ethical and legal practice guidelines regarding the medical, mental health treatment of clients who are transgender; and
  • Explore gender from a Gestalt perspective, using concepts such as embodiment, introjection, the cycle of experience in order to grasp the full range of gender complexity and its expression.