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    Special Considerations in Working with Gender Diverse Youth

    • Fri, May 13, 2022
    • 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email the night before and morning of the event


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    • Free for all members who pre-register

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    Zoom Chapter Meeting

    Special Considerations in Working with Gender Diverse Youth

    with Christine MacInnis

    In the past few years, teens are coming to understand their gender in ways that are not always the strict binary that we were all taught to believe for many years. While they are comfortable in understanding their identities, the society around them has not caught up to their knowledge. This includes their parents, teachers, and caregivers.

     Everyone involved with the teen needs to be educated. This includes therapists who work with teens and their families. As a therapist you, often, will encounter this demographic in your private practice. Special considerations include working with gender dysphoria, the high rate of neurodiversity within this population, and how to create affirmative language when speaking with clients and their families.

    Educational Learning Objectives

    1.     Identify 3 terms to address gender diversity
    2.     List 4 interventions they can use when addressing gender dysphoria, 
    3.     Name 3 ways they can create affirmative spaces for this population.
    4. Identify 2 ways they can be informed on medical transition for teens.


    Christine MacInnis is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Transcends Therapy Center . The center provides trauma informed LGBTQIA and Neurodiversity Affirmative therapy and educational testing services . Christine began her career as a school counselor and worked with both middle and high school level students for over 25 years in both New York California.  As an affirming LGBTQIA affirming therapist, she enjoys increasing awareness of the need to support our LGBTQ youth by presenting to groups such as PFLAG, therapist networking groups, and local schools.  Christine also serves on the board for PFLAG support groups and a monthly Diversity Conversation support group for employees at Torrance Memorial Hospital. She is incredibly passionate about her work with LGBTQIA youth and is a strong advocate for their needs. Her clients describe her as both direct and funny while compassionate and kind in her work with them. Christine resides in the south bay where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and relaxing with friends. 

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    Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

    8:45   A.M.      Breakout groups for networking 

    9:00   A.M.      Announcements from President

    9:15   A.M.      Presentation Begins

    11:15 A.M.      Presentation Ends

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