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Gender Diverse Youth: When to Seek Professional Consultation

Research examining the experience of gender identity in gender diverse children and adolescents has supported the idea that gender identity development can be a dynamic process, which may not follow a predictable progression. While the course of gender identity development for gender diverse individuals may take unique shape in comparison to their cisgender counterparts, the adaptive human experience of developing a sense of identity is thought to be universal. This course will focus on exploring various considerations of identity development and support for gender diverse children, adolescents, and their families. Particular focus will be aimed at developing understanding of an affirmative approach to care and referral with this population.
*This on-demand content was originally presented live in 2021
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    • Intermediate Level
    • No Prerequisites Needed
      • ASSECT & APA Approved 
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        What You’ll Learn in this Course

        Identify concerns that may necessitate an interdisciplinary approach, including consultations, collaboration, and referrals when working with gender diverse children and adolescents.
        Describe the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach (GALA) for working with gender diverse children, adolescents, and their families.
        Describe the role of a gender specialist or sex therapist when working with gender diverse children or adolescents, and their families.
        AASECT Certification

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        What Our Students Say

        Fantastic lecture!! 
        Alysse C. 
        Family Medicine Doctor
        Although I do not work with children or adolescents, the material is important to know as a provider and as a person in the world. This was a great presentation.
        Lori L.
        Licensed Clinical Psychologist
        Fantastic lecture!! Really appreciated the variety of resources that were provided!
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        —   About the Instructor

        Rachel Becker-Warner, PsyD, LP, CST

        Licensed Clinical Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

        Rachel Becker-Warner, PsyD, LP, CST is a former assistant professor of the Program in Human Sexuality – University of Minnesota, and current Sexual and Gender Health Specialist at Health Partners of Minnesota. Dr. Becker-Warner’s approach to care is steeped in neurodevelopmental, feminist, attachment, and relational theories.
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