Providing evidence-based psychotherapy to transgender and nonbinary clients: Beyond the basics, 3.0 CE

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Workshop Description:

This workshop will focus on best practices in psychotherapeutic practice with transgender and nonbinary clients. Practitioners who have not had any exposure to working with transgender and nonbinary clients should learn terminology prior to attending this workshop. This workshop will cover applied techniques and practice for the following topics: integrating a minority stress framework into psychotherapy, addressing internalized transnegativity, incorporating an understanding of multiple systems of oppression to address these components with clients, and addressing the role of gatekeeper with clients. This session will use transcripts from real psychotherapy sessions with transgender and nonbinary clients to incorporate an applied approach.

Workshop Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to apply the minority stress framework in considering their psychotherapeutic practice with transgender and nonbinary clients.

  • Participants will assess their roles as gatekeepers to demonstrate an awareness of how this role may impact the therapeutic relationship with their clients.

  • Participants will be able to summarize how systems of oppression impact their transgender and nonbinary clients and will be able to explain how these systems can be addressed within psychotherapy sessions.

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About the Presenter: 

Stephanie Budge, Ph.D. 

Dr. Budge (pronouns: she/her) primarily works with Two Spirit, trans, and nonbinary people with regard , to research and clinical work. She is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and the director of the Advancing Health Equity and Diversity program in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on improving of medical and psychotherapy treatments (and access to care) for Two Spirit, trans, and nonbinary (2STNB) clients. She provides clinical trainings nationally and internationally related to LGBTQ issues, focusing on practitioners’ self-efficacy, knowledge, awareness, and skills. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she promotes 2STNB advocacy on campus by providing workshops to students, faculty, and staff related to navigating gender identity within a university environment. As a licensed psychologist, she provides pro-bono therapy and letters for hormones/surgery to 2STNB adolescents and adults. Stephanie is currently an Associate Editor of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and is an outgoing Associate Editor of Psychotherapy. She is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Transgender Health. In her free time, she loves to go hiking with her wife and toddler and making pasta from scratch.

Workshop Pricing: 

Member registration: $100.00
Non-member registration: $150.00
Student registration: $35.00

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