101: Emerging Gender Identities Among Youth

PRESENTERS

Mark A. Yarhouse Psy.D. , Julia Sadusky Psy.D.

CREDENTIALS

APA | ASWB | LCSW | LMFT | LPC

CE CREDITS

1.5

LEVEL

Summary 

This workshop will address trends in care for minors who experience diverse gender identities. The presenter will discuss transgender experiences and emerging gender identities, such as gender non-binary, pangender, graygender, gender expansive experiences, and controversies in care for youth today, such as the use of puberty blockers, medical transition, and late-onset cases. We will also discuss Christian considerations of the code of ethics for psychologists and other mental health practitioners when counseling Christian youth and their families as we strive for what is best practice when working with youth navigating gender identity and faith. 

 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. List and describe three explanatory frameworks for understanding gender identity, transgender experiences, and emerging gender identities.
  2. Identify three areas of current controversy in care for minors as described in the Code of Ethics for the APA, ACA, and AACC.    
  3. Develop strategies for working with families in which a young person experiences gender identity questions.  

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