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Foundations for Psychological Practice with Transgender & Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Clients

CE Credit: 1

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Length: 1 hour

Exam Items: 6

This program will introduce participants to the foundational knowledge regarding the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people. The program will also provide basic information about trans-affirmative approaches to research, supervision, and clinical work. Viewers are encouraged to explore the case scenarios which will allow for application of the information addressed in the video session.

Learning Objective 1
Identify the professional standards, competencies, and upcoming guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients.

Learning Objective 2
Describe three challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and three opportunities for advocacy with TGNC clients.

Learning Objective 3
Develop their understanding of the frameworks that support trans-affirmative care.

Presenters: lore m. dickey, PhD, LP and Anneliese A. Singh, PhD, LPC

lore m. dickey, PhD, LP is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. His work with the trans community began in the late 1990s. He has conducted research on support group effectiveness and non-suicidal self-injury in the transgender community. He is a strong advocate for equality and social justice for trans people. Dr. Dickey has held leadership positions in Divisions 17 and 44 and was the chair of the APAGS Committee on LGBTC Concerns. He has presented numerous times at international or national conferences, has co-authored several book chapters on transgender health concerns, and is considered an expert in transgender mental health.

Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC is an associate professor at The University of Georgia in the department of Counseling and Human Development Services. Her research, advocacy, and practice interests are in the resilience of historically marginalized people and social justice training of counselors and psychologists, with special emphasis on trans and gender non-conforming people of color and youth. She founded the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and the Trans Resilience Project in order to bring together researchers, educators, community-based organizations and other advocates and activists to reduce the intersectional oppressions, such as heterosexism and racism, which impact the lives of LGBTQ people.


Supplementary Materials

  • Handout of Slides
  • Case Examples
  • References