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Informed and Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients- presented by Fredrick Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Informed and Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients

Presented by Fredrick Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Fulfills CE licensing requirement for training designed to enhance competence in the provision of
psychological services to culturally diverse populations.

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This workshop fulfills CE licensing requirement for training designed to enhance competence in the provision of
psychological services to culturally diverse populations.

Workshop Level: all levels

Program Description:
Transgender (TG) and gender nonconforming (GNC) individuals are at higher risk for co-occurring
substance use and mental health diagnoses than their cisgender peers. Many TG/GNC people may avoid
mental health and medical treatment, as providers lack knowledge of working with this population. It is
recommended that treatment centers and clinicians become aware of the unique needs of TG and GNC
people to enhance treatment programming and create an environment which is inclusive and affirming.
This presentation will review the foundational factors to provide effective clinical treatment to these
populations. This presentation will identify how to create an environment which is affirming and
conducive to change. This presentation will also identify ways to support staff and other clinicians who
may struggle when working with TG/GNC clients. Finally, this presentation will identify options to use
CBT to assist TG/GNC clients.

Learning Objectives: After attending this workshop, it is expected that participants be able to:
-Participants will identify the process of treatment for individuals who identify as transgender or
gender non-conforming.
– Participants will list ways they can create inclusive and safe environments for transgender
clients.
-Participants will identify ways to support staff and other clinicians who may struggle to work
with TG/ GNC clients.
-Participants will identify how to apply CBT to TG/GNC-related concerns.

About the Presenter
Fredrick Dombrowski is the AMHCA Past President and has extensive experience treating those living
with co-occurring disorders. He has been a supervisor and director for multiple programs including
inpatient, outpatient, and forensic treatment. Currently, a Department Chair at the University of
Bridgeport, he is focused on experiential learning through a perspective of cultural humility and
equitable clinical care. He has recently published the book Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance
Use Disorders and has appeared on television, radio, and internet advocating for the helping professions.
He has won several awards for his work with marginalized populations.

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Date

Nov 19 2023
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Time

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cost

$80.00

Location

Online Virtual Event
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