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Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Clients

  • 12 Oct 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, NW 4th Floor, Washington DC, 20005

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The DC Psychological Association presents: 

"Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Clients"

Presenter:  Michael L. Hendricks, PhD, ABPP

October 12, 2018 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW, 4th floor, Washington, DC 20005

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered for Psychologists 

Meets 3 HR LGBTQ Continuing Education Requirement

3 LGBTQ contact hours is offered for Social Workers 

In this continuing education presentation, Dr. Hendricks discusses mental health practice with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients beyond a Trans 101 introductory perspective. He discusses the typical issues TGNC clients present, in addition to the accompanying challenges and opportunities in mental health practice with TGNC people. The workshop will provide participants with a theoretical framework that addresses both the health disparities of TGNC people and ways to foster resilience, with particular emphasis on the assessment of internalized transprejudice and lifespan concerns. Case examples and strategies clinicians may use to advocate on behalf of their patients/clients will be utilized to highlight application of clinical skills

Learning Objectives: 

1. Attendees will be able to identify the professional standards, competencies, and guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients.

2. Attendees will be able to describe 3 frameworks that support TGNC-affirmative care.

3. Attendees will be able to articulate 3 challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and 2 opportunities for advocacy for TGNC clients.

4. Attendees will be able to explain reasons and processes for engaging in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care with TGNC patients/clients.

About the Presenter: 

Dr. Michael L. Hendricks is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C., in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past president of APA’s Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity), and of Section VII (Clinical Emergencies and Crises) of APA’s Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology). He served on the APA Task Force that developed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. He has conducted research with TGNC people and is the lead author on the seminal paper on the minority stress model for transgender individuals. In 2015, he was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his work on minority stress and suicide risk among TGNC individuals. He currently represents Division 44 on the APA Council of Representatives and also sits on the APA Finance Committee. A primary focus of his clinical practice involves work with TGNC adolescents and adults.


Workshop Presentation-- PowerPoint

Workshop Presentation-- Slides with Notes (best for printing)


There is no corporate support/payment for this workshop. 

DCPA Event Cancellation Policy:  The DC Psychological Association is unable to provide refunds for events. However, we do allow up to one year to make up a CE session that may have been missed. 

"The District of Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The District of Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content."

This course has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, DC Metro Chapter for 3.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. Approval Code: 2018051


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