Upcoming Training: Affirmation Matters: Clinical Work with Gender Diverse Youth and Families

On February 10th from 9a-3p Harvey Feldman, founding member of the Gender Diverse Care Coalition, will be hosting an online training titled, Affirmation Matters: Clinical Work with Gender Diverse Youth and Families. The training offers 4.75 CE hours.

This training will focus on increasing therapist competence and skill when working with gender diverse youth and their families. Specifically, training will focus on developmental considerations with working with children and adolescents, ways to utilize peer reviewed and empirical data to support treatment goals, and applied clinical techniques to increase gender affirmation within family systems. Participants will have a chance to practice new skills during an applied case study.

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this training, it is designed for those with an intermediate level of knowledge regarding gender diversity. It is also designed for any masters level clinician and/or allied health providers.

Learning Objectives:

1.Participants will explore and be able to apply at least one new understanding of developmental considerations when working with gender diverse youth and their families.

2.Participants will understand at least one new way to utilize peer reviewed research and empirical data to increase gender affirmation within family system.

3.Participants will be able to apply at least one new therapeutic technique in order to increase affirmation within family systems.

4.Participants will practice new skills in an extended case study.

Harvey Feldman (he/him) LCMHC is a licensed therapist in the state of New Hampshire (#2128). He holds a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Goddard College (Plainfield, Vermont) with a focus on clinical issues of gender and sexuality, as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree from Smith College. He is a founding member of The Gender Diverse Care Coalition of New Hampshire, as well as a member of Dartmouth Health’s Transgender Program Community Advisory Board.

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