101: Emerging Gender Identities Among Youth
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.
- List and describe three explanatory frameworks for understanding gender identity, transgender experiences, and emerging gender identities.
- Identify three areas of current controversy in care for minors as described in the Code of Ethics for the APA, ACA, and AACC.
- Develop strategies for working with families in which a young person experiences gender identity questions.
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106: Research on Christian Therapies: What You Need to Know to Have a Research-based Practice and Ministry
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108: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Cultivating a Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually Healthy Congregation
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201: The Increase in Covert Teenage Suicide Ideation and Self-injury: Practical Ideas for Changing Dynamics
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