Thursday, February 11, 2010

In Translation: Clinical Dialogues Spanning the Transgender Spectrum – Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy GLAP

One Week Left to Pre-register for GLAP's upcoming TRANSGENDER SYMPOSIUM!


Clinical Dialogues Spanning the Transgender Spectrum

February 20th -21st at NYU's Kimmel Center

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Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:45 – 9:45

Welcome by GLAP Program Co-Directors Joanne Spina LCSW, BCD and Bob Najjar, LCSW

Introduction: Griffin Hansbury, MA, LCSW

Keynote Speech: The Man in the Mirror: Authenticity & Visibility in the Clinical Relationship

Elijah Nealy, M.Div., LCSW

Session 1: 10:00 – 11:15


From Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Identity Creativity: The Transgender Child and the True Gender Self

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Trans-parent? Reversing the invisibility of race and class in work with gender variant children and their families

Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.


Translating the Gender and Sex Continuums in Mental Health: Client and Clinician Fears

Shannon Sennott, LCSW and Tones Smith


Challenging Cases for Experienced Therapists — A Clinical Dialogue

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC and Katherine Rachlin, Ph.D. (Kit)


How Does the Gatekeeper Role of Clinicians Complicate Treatment with Transgender Clients Seeking Transition?

Naomi Greenberg, LCSW and Andi Pilecki, MS

The Other Dual Role: Therapist as Advocate with Trans Clients

Lisa Griffin, PhD


Working with Transgender Survivors

Andrea Neumann Mascis, PhD

"Rodrigo only plays with Barbies": Identity, Otherness and attachment struggles in a gender-affirming child and his family of origin. A Canadian 2009 case study

Silvia Tenenbaum EdD (c) C. Psych., and Alma Marinelarena, RN, B.ScN

Session 2: 11:30 – 12:45


Working with Gender-variant & Transgender Youth and Their Families

Elijah C. Nealy, M.Div., LCSW


Beyond 101: An Advanced Clinical Dialogue Among Therapists

Alison Gerig, LCSW and Tonya Ladipo, LCSW


Providing to One's Own Community: A panel discussion on the challenges and rewards for practitioners using their gender identity and experience to inform their work with clients in the trans community

Finn Brigham, Heather Gay, LMSW, Jama Shelton, MSW, Gretchen Winterkorn, LMSW, and Cooper Sabatino, LMSW


Trans-Virtual: An exploration of the potential parallels between trans experience and electronic embodiment in virtual play spaces

Griffin Hansbury, MA, LCSW

Please note that this workshop was originally scheduled for session 3 but will now be held during Session 2

Pregnant with Possibility: The impact of a clinician's pregnancy on the treatment of transgender clients

Emily Joslin-Roher, LMSW

Please note that this workshop was originally scheduled for session 3 but will now be held during Session 2


"Prodigal Sons" (film excerpts and discussion)

Kimberly Reed, Film Director / Producer, MA

12:45 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:30


What helps, what doesn't; Client Feedback for Mental Health Providers to the Transgender Communities

Katie Douglass, LCSW

Session 3: 3:45 – 5:00pm


Working with the Aging Transgender/Gender Queer Client

Tarynn M. Witten, PhD, MSW, FGSA and A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH, FAPA, FAAFP


Beyond Gender Dysphoria: A Case Study of the Gestalt Treatment of a Non-Gender- Dysphoric Transwoman Preparing for Sexual Reassignment Surgery

John L. Bennett, LCSW

Caught in Timelessness — A Case of Gender Oscillation

Dr. Oren Gozlan, C. Psych


Gender (dis)Agreement: Dialogue on the clinical implications of gendered language for the gender-variant community

S. J. Langer, LCSW-R

Please note that this workshop was originally scheduled for session 2 but will now be held during session 3

How transgender activists try to challenge both psychoanalytical and psychiatric burden in France

Eric Macé and Marie-Hélène Bourcier

Please note that this workshop was originally scheduled for session 2 but will now be held during session 3


Trans-ference: Transgender and non-transgender clinicians working with transgender clients

Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC and Atreyu Luna, LMSW, M.Ed



Registration and Breakfast Buffet

9:00 – 10:30


Keynote Speech: A History of Homosexuality, Gender Variance & the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM)

Jack Drescher, MD

Session 4: 10:45 – 12


TransSexuality: Conducting Sexual Histories with Transgendered Patients

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD


Developmental Processes and Mental Health Implications Among Transgender Subgroups

Rhonda J. Factor, PhD


Managing Multiple Roles in Transgender Communities: Guided Group Discussion

Sand Chang, PhD


Addressing Disparities and Intersecting Oppressions for Gender-Variant Individuals in Health Care

Vaughn McLaughlin, LMSW and Quai Nystrom, MSW

The Effects of Hormonal Gender Affirmation Treatment on Mental Health in Female to Male Transsexuals

Stacey "Colt" Meier, MA and Seth Pardo, MA

Heads Up Notice about this Conference – courtesy of Jack Drescher, MD

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